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Ch 1: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 1: The Nature of Science

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The Nature of Science chapter of this Glencoe Earth Science Online Textbook Help course helps students learn essential earth science lessons, including those in geology and oceanography. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Nature of Science textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Earth Science Nature of Science chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that teach the science foundations topics you need to learn.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The field of astronomy
  • Environmental science
  • Meteorology
  • The four spheres of the Earth
  • Use of scientific graphs and charts
  • Oceanography
  • Geology
  • The metric system and the scientific method
  • Experimental design

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10 Lessons in Chapter 1: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 1: The Nature of Science
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The Scientific Field of Astronomy

1. The Scientific Field of Astronomy

Space is a large and exciting place, full of things we have yet to discover. Astronomy aims to uncover the mysteries of space, something people have been fascinated with as long as they have been on Earth.

The Scientific Field of Meteorology

2. The Scientific Field of Meteorology

Thanks to meteorologists, we can plan for both short- and long-term weather events that affect our daily lives. But meteorology has been around a lot longer than the daily news, and this scientific field helps us better understand the world around us in a many ways.

The Main Branches of Geology

3. The Main Branches of Geology

Although many people think the field of geology focuses solely on rocks, there is much more behind this scientific field. Geology has many different branches that each focus on interesting and unique features of our planet and beyond.

The Scientific Field of Oceanography

4. The Scientific Field of Oceanography

If studying oceans and their organisms sounds exciting to you, then you should consider a career in oceanography. Learn why this exciting field is so important to understanding other aspects of Earth, like the land and atmosphere, in this lesson.

What is Environmental Science? - Definition and Scope of the Field

5. What is Environmental Science? - Definition and Scope of the Field

This lesson will explore the exciting and broad field of environmental science. You will learn what environmental science is and also discover what disciplines it incorporates. Also, the importance of environmental science will be explained.

The Four Spheres of Earth: Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Atmosphere

6. The Four Spheres of Earth: Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Atmosphere

Earth is made up of four distinct yet connect spheres. In this video lesson, you will learn about where each sphere is found on Earth, as well as some features commonly found in each.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

7. 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 Metric System: Units and Conversion

8. 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

9. 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.

Experimental Design in Science: Definition & Method

10. 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.

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