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Ch 11: Earth's Material Resources: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Earth's Material Resources chapter of this Middle School Earth Science: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master Earth's material resources. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of Earth's material resources.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material on Earth's material resources will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Earth's material resources. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding Earth's material resources
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about Earth's material resources
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Earth's material resources chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Earth's material resources chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about Earth's material resources. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an Earth's material resources unit of a standard middle school earth science course. Topics covered include:

  • Wilderness preservation
  • Properties of water and problems with the water supply
  • Ocean water and groundwater
  • Structure and types of soil
  • Classes of rocks and minerals
  • The rock cycle and the three major rock groups
  • Origins of materials found in commonly used objects

10 Lessons in Chapter 11: Earth's Material Resources: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Wilderness? - Definition, Problems & Preservation

1. What Is Wilderness? - Definition, Problems & Preservation

The wilderness is the last untamed land found on earth. It remains undeveloped by man and serves as a refuge for wildlife. Learn about the wilderness, the law enacted to preserve it and the problems that wilderness areas face.

What Are the Properties of Water? - Unique Properties that Support Life on Earth

2. What Are the Properties of Water? - Unique Properties that Support Life on Earth

In this video lesson you will learn about water and its unique properties. You will also develop an understanding of how these properties make life as we know it possible.

Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply

3. Water Resource Issues: Activities Affecting the Water Supply

This video lesson describes water resources issues such as aquifer depletion, overdrawing surface waters and salinization of irrigated soil. You will also learn about the impacts of activities affecting water resources.

Properties of Ocean Water

4. Properties of Ocean Water

Ocean waters are salty and contain minerals and dissolved gases. They also have a high heat capacity and vary in density depending on temperature and salinity. Learn more about the unique chemical and physical properties of ocean water.

Groundwater System: Definition & Geological Role

5. Groundwater System: Definition & Geological Role

Surprisingly, most of Earth's liquid freshwater is not where you might think! In this video lesson, you will learn about groundwater, as well as the important roles it plays in sustaining life and shaping Earth.

What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types

6. What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types

Soil is the material found on the surface of the earth that is composed of organic and inorganic material. Soil varies due to its structure and composition. Learn about the different types of soil and soil structures in this video lesson.

Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences

7. Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences

Can you tell the difference between a rock and a mineral? What makes a mineral so much different from a rock? Explore these questions in depth, and learn how we classify rocks and minerals.

Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks

8. Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks

In this lesson, we will discuss the three main types of rocks and how they are formed. The lesson also gives an introduction into how matter locked in rocks can be cycled through the earth.

Types of Rocks: The Three Major Rock Groups

9. Types of Rocks: The Three Major Rock Groups

Did you know that lava is molten rock that reaches the earth's surface? Furthermore, did you know that rocks exist in three general forms: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic? This lesson describes these rock types and examples of each.

The Origin of Materials in Common Objects

10. The Origin of Materials in Common Objects

Learn about the material resources used in everyday objects, and from where those materials were originally collected. Then see how much knowledge you've collected by taking a quiz.

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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