1. What is Earth Science?
1.1 The Nature of Science
1.2 Earth Science and Its Branches


2. Studying Earth's Surface
2.1 Earth’s Surface
2.2 Where in the World Are You?
2.3 Modeling Earth’s Surface
2.4 Topographic Maps
2.5 Using Satellites and Computers


3 Earth’s Minerals
3.1 Matter Matters
3.2 Minerals and Mineral Groups
3.3 Mineral Identification
3.4 Mineral Formation
3.5 Mining and Mineral Use


4. Rocks
4.1 Types of Rocks
4.2 Igneous Rocks
4.3 Sedimentary Rocks
4.4 Metamorphic Rocks


5 Earth’s Energy
5.1 Energy Resources
5.2 Non-renewable Energy Resources
5.3 Renewable Energy Resources


6. Plate Tectonics
6.1 Inside Earth
6.2 Continental Drift
6.3 Seafloor Spreading
6.4 Theory of Plate Tectonics


7. Earthquakes
7.1 Stress in the Earth’s Crust
7.2 Nature of Earthquakes
7.3 Measuring and Predicting Earthquakes
7.4 Staying Safe in Earthquakes


8. Volcanoes
8.1 Where Volcanoes Occur
8.2 Volcanic Eruptions
8.3 Types of Volcanoes
8.4 Volcanic Landforms and Geothermal Activity


9. Weathering and Formation of Soil
9.1 Weathering
9.2 Soils


10. Erosion and Deposition
10.1 Water Erosion and Deposition
10.2 Wave Erosion and Deposition
10.3 Wind Erosion and Deposition
10.4 Glacial Erosion and Deposition
10.5 Erosion and Deposition by Gravity


11. Evidence About Earth’s Past
11.1 Fossils
11.2 Relative Ages of Rocks
11.3 Absolute Ages of Rocks


12 Earth’s History
12.1 Early Earth
12.2 The Precambrian
12.3 Phanerozoic Earth History
12.4 History of Earth’s Complex Life Forms


13. Earth’s Fresh Water
13.1 Water on Earth
13.2 Surface Water
13.3 Ground Water


14. Earth’s Oceans
14.1 Introduction to the Oceans
14.2 Ocean Movements
14.3 The Seafloor
14.4 Ocean Life


15. Earth’s Atmosphere
15.1 The Atmosphere
15.2 Atmospheric Layers
15.3 Energy in the Atmosphere
15.4 Air Movement


16. Weather
16.1 Weather and Atmospheric Water
16.2 Changing Weather
16.3 Storms
16.4 Weather Forecasting


17. Climate
17.1 Climate and Its Causes
17.2 World Climates
17.3 Climate Change


18. Ecosystems and Human Populations
18.1 Ecosystems
18.2 Lesson Objectives
18.3 The Carbon Cycle and the Nitrogen Cycle
18.4 Human Populations


19. Human Actions and the Land
19.1 Loss of Soils
19.2 Pollution of the Land


20. Human Actions and Earth’s Resources
20.1 Use and Conservation of Resources
20.2 Energy Conservation


21. Human Actions and Earth’s Waters
21.1 Humans and the Water Supply
21.2 Problems with Water Distribution
21.3 Water Pollution
21.4 Protecting the Water Supply


22. Human Actions and the Atmosphere
22.1 Air Pollution
22.2 Effects of Air Pollution
22.3 Reducing Air Pollution


23. Observing and Exploring Space
23.1 Telescopes
23.2 Early Space Exploration
23.3 Recent Space Exploration


24. Earth, Moon, and Sun
24.1 Planet Earth
24.2 Earth’s Moon
24.3 The Sun
24.4 The Sun and the Earth-Moon System


25. The Solar System
25.1 Introduction to the Solar System
25.2 Inner Planets
25.3 Outer Planets
25.4 Other Objects in the Solar System


26. Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
26.1 Stars
26.2 Galaxies
26.3 The Universe


27. Earth Science Glossary

28. Maine Learning Results