Ch 1: Fundamentals of Earth Science

About This Chapter

Watch engaging video lessons and take multiple-choice quizzes in this short chapter to strengthen your comprehension of the fundamentals of earth science. Taking advantage of these resources can ensure you have the knowledge needed to achieve your professional development goals as an educator.

Fundamentals of Earth Science - Chapter Summary

This self-paced chapter simplifies the process of studying the fundamentals of earth science. Boost your knowledge of the scientific method, metric system, experimental design in science and more by exploring short video and text lessons developed by teachers for teachers. Take mini quizzes and our practice exam to ensure you fully understand concepts covered in the lessons. If you have a busy schedule, enjoy 24/7 access using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Once you've taken advantage of the resources in this chapter, you will feel confident in your ability to:

  • Define and describe earth science
  • Exhibit knowledge of important science vocabulary and concepts
  • List the steps, terms and examples of the scientific method
  • Discuss the meaning and method of experimental design in science
  • Describe units and conversion in the metric system
  • Read scientific charts and graphs

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Earth Science
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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.

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

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