The Focus On Middle School Geology Student Textbook introduces young students to the scientific discipline of geology. Students will learn about the many branches of geology; the steps in the scientific method; tools and equipment used by geologists; rocks, minerals, and soils and how they are formed and what they are made of; the various layers inside Earth and how they function; the dynamic Earth; plate tectonics and the formation of mountains, volcanoes, and earthquakes; the atmosphere and its layers and composition; the hydrosphere, including the hydrologic cycle, oceans, freshwater, and human interactions; the biosphere and its cycles and ecosystems; magnetism, Earths magnetic field, and the magnetosphere; Earth as a system and Earth System Science; and more. The Focus On Middle School Geology Student Textbook has ten full color chapters with many illustrations and includes a glossary and pronunciation guide at the back of the book. (Softcover 112 pages) Hardcover available ($20 upgrade)
Note: The Focus On Series is a one-semester introductory science curriculum that focuses on one science subject at a time. In this single subject curriculum students will gain a solid basic understanding of science concepts and terminology to prepare them for further study. For a more in-depth, yearlong curriculum, see our Building Blocks Series.