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Science 6 - Earth Science

Textbook -
    Title:  Focus on Earth Science
   Publisher:  Prentice Hall
   CD-ROM supplement available

1st Semester
Units -
    Introduction - Safety, Scientific Method, Metric System, & Graphing
         Measurement converter

  Chapter 1 - Earth layers

         Dive and Discover the sea floor
       Links to plate tectonics
       Alfred Wegener
         Understanding Earth dynamics
         3-D view of Grand Canyon

    Chapters 2 & 3 - Earthquakes and Volcanoes
         How volcanoes work
       Recent Earthquakes in California
        Volcano World
        Ask a volcnologist

   Chapters 4 & 5 - Minerals and Rocks
        Mineral links
      Sedimentary rock links
        Facts about Rocks and Fossils

   Chapter 6 - Mapping Earth's Surface
      World Time Zones converter
      Topographic map links
      Maps and mapping  links

2nd Semester

    Chapters 7 & 8 - Weathering and Soil Formation & Erosion and Deposition
      Streams links
      Mass movement links
      Glacier links
       Glacier index
       Oxbow lake formation

    Chapters 14, 15 & 16 - Atmosphere, Weather Factors, & Weather Patterns
        Meteorology Guide
        Current Weather
        Wind pattern figures (awesome figures!)

  Chapter 17 - Climate and Climate Change

  Chapters 18 - Populations and Communities
      Tucker wildlife Center
     Newport Back Bay
     Oak Canyon Nature Center (I got married here!!!)

EARTH DAY - April 22

    Chapter 19 - Ecosystems and Biomes
    Biome Project web links

  Chapters 20 & 21 - Living Resources & Energy Resources
      Planet Earth Diary of Events
    Population density & Earth's carrying capacity
    Population density
    Global Warming
    Earth Pulse - National Geographic
      Human dolphin Interaction

      What do those recycling numbers mean?

        Earth observatory - nasa
        Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Center
        What's your impact on the environment?  

Assignments Calendar
Table of Contents - Science Interactive Notebook

California State Standards