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Ch 1: Earth Science Basics: Tutoring Solution

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The Earth Science Basics chapter of this Earth Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about earth science basics. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach the fundamental earth science vocabulary, methods and concepts required in a typical earth science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other earth science work.
  • Identify the earth science basics concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our earth science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn earth science basics and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the scientific method, the periodic table, experimental design, the metric system, data interpretation methods or any other earth science basics topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their earth science basics unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in earth science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning earth science basics simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live earth science tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn earth science basics on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the scope of the field of earth science.
  • Become familiar with science vocabulary and concepts.
  • List the steps of the scientific method.
  • Describe the properties of groups and periods in the periodic table.
  • Explain how scientific experiments are designed.
  • Learn how to convert metric units.
  • Interpret data from scientific graphs and charts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: Earth Science Basics: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Earth Science?

1. What is Earth Science?

Earth science is a field that includes geology, astronomy, meteorology, and oceanography. Scientists do research in these fields to discover past and future events. Learn about the dynamic field of earth science and how it affects our lives in this lesson.

Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

2. Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

Learning science presents a unique set of challenges for students. In this lesson, learn the tricks of the trade as we discuss scientific vocabulary and other science study skills.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

3. The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

The scientific method is more than just hypotheses and experiments. In this lesson, we'll explore the themes and variations that make up the world of science.

The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

4. The Periodic Table: Properties of Groups and Periods

How is the periodic table like the map you used on your last road trip? In this lesson, you will be introduced to the periodic table, the road map of chemists. We will discuss how the elements are organized and how you can use this organization to identify some of their major physical properties.

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

5. Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

What are the requirements of a scientific experiment? How do scientists turn hypotheses into theories and laws? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson on the design of scientific experiments.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

6. The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.

How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

7. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts

How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.

Why Do Leaves Change Color?

8. Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Fall is a beautiful time of year in some places because we see leaves changing color from green to red, orange, brown, and more. In this lesson we'll explore why this happens.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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