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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
- The four spheres of the Earth
- Use of scientific graphs and charts
- The metric system and the scientific method
- Experimental design
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the Glencoe Earth Science: Online Textbook Help course
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 3: Matter and Change
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 4: Minerals
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 5: Igneous Rocks
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 6: Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 7: Weathering, Erosion, and Soil
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 8: Mass Movements, Wind, and Glaciers
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 9: Surface Water
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 10: Groundwater
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 11: Atmosphere
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 12: Meteorology
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 13: The Nature of Storms
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 14: Climate
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 15: Earth's Oceans
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 16: The Marine Environment
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 17: Plate Tectonics
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 18: Volcanism
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 19: Earthquakes
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 20: Mountain Building
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 21: Fossils and the Rock Record
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 22: The Precambrian Earth
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 24: Earth Resources
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 25: Energy Resources
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 26: Human Impact on Resources
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 27: The Sun-Earth-Moon System
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 28: Our Solar System
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 29: Stars
- Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 30: Galaxies and the Universe