Ch 51: TExES Science 7-12: Earth's Changing Surfaces

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TExES Science 7-12: Earth's Changing Surface - Chapter Summary

In order to expand on your knowledge of earth's surface properties, be sure to use this chapter. In it are lessons that help you review:

  • Definition and types of weathering
  • Causes and prevention of soil and erosion
  • The continental drift
  • Plate tectonics
  • Earthquakes and volcanoes

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6 Lessons in Chapter 51: TExES Science 7-12: Earth's Changing Surfaces
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Weathering: Definition, Types, Causes & Rates

1. Weathering: Definition, Types, Causes & Rates

Ever wondered how erosion could create something as dramatic as the Grand Canyon? The simple answer is weathering. This lesson describes the three major types of weathering, their causes, and how weathering rates can change.

Soil & Erosion: Definition, Types, Causes & Prevention

2. Soil & Erosion: Definition, Types, Causes & Prevention

One of the most important things that we can do to ensure the health of our crops and nearby ecosystems is to reduce erosion. This lesson explains the relationship between soil and erosion, as well as ways to stop erosion.

Theory and Evidence of Continental Drift

3. Theory and Evidence of Continental Drift

If you've ever flown to Europe, you know that it's a long flight. However, if the theory of continental drift has anything to say about it, that flight is only going to get longer. That's right - we are drifting away from Europe!

Plate Tectonics: Theory & Definition

4. Plate Tectonics: Theory & Definition

Plate tectonics describes the internal workings of our planet. Using it allows geologists to explain a wide range of geologic features and processes. You will learn the basics about the theory in this lesson.

Active & Passive Continental Margins

5. Active & Passive Continental Margins

Continental margins are areas that separate the continental crust and oceanic crust. Discover the differences between the tectonically active continental margins and the relatively quiet passive continental margins.

Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Evidence of Earth's Inner Layers

6. Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Evidence of Earth's Inner Layers

The interior layers of the earth are not able to be observed directly, so scientists need to rely on other information to learn about it. S waves, P waves, and magma from volcanoes and earthquakes give a glimpse at the layers of the earth by providing data that can be built into a model of the earth.

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