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FOCUS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL GEOLOGY Introduction iii A Note From the Author This curriculum is designed to give students both solid science information and handson experimentation. The middle school mate

iv FOCUS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL GEOLOGY Teachers Manual How To Use This Manual Each chapter in this Focus On Middle School Geology Teachers Manual begins by providing additional information for the corres

FOCUS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL GEOLOGY Introduction v Laboratory Safety Most of these experiments use household items. Extra care should be taken while working with all materials in this series of experimen

vi FOCUS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL GEOLOGY Teachers Manual Materials at a Glance Experiment 1 pencil pen colored pencils small jar trowel binoculars optional Experiment 2 pencil pen colored pencils compass

FOCUS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL GEOLOGY Introduction vii Materials at a Glance By Type Equipment backpack, small binoculars optional bottle, dropper optional 1 bottle, plastic with cap, 2 liter 2 quart, sque

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Contents CHAPTER 1 Experiment 1 Observing Your World Review What Is Geology 6 12 1 CHAPTER 2 Geologists Toolbox CHAPTER 3 Rocks, Minerals, and Soils Experiment 2 Hidden Treasure Review 13 16 21 C

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Chapter 1 What Is Geology Overall Objectives 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Introduction What Is Geology Interpreting Geological Data Why Study Earth What Do Geologists Study Geology and the Scientific M

2 FOCUS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL GEOLOGY Teachers Manual Overall Objectives This chapter introduces the field of science called geology, which is the branch of science concerned with the study of Earth. In

CHAPTER 1 What Is Geology 3 1.3 Interpreting Geological Data Interpreting data is a basic task for scientists. Scientists, including geologists, collect data to understand the world around them. How

4 FOCUS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL GEOLOGY Teachers Manual 1.5 What Do Geologists Study This section discusses several different branches of geology. Geology is not just one discipline, but a group of subdisc

CHAPTER 1 What Is Geology 5 historical narratives describing those features. This combination of physical observations and historical narratives forms what can be thought of as a scientific map. A s

6 FOCUS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL GEOLOGY Teachers Manual In this experiment students will explore their local worldthe world around them. Have the students read through the experiment and look through the e

CHAPTER 1 What Is Geology 7 Observe any geological features near you. Do you see mountains Do you see lakes or rivers Do you see the ocean Do you see other geological features Record what you are

8 FOCUS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL GEOLOGY Teachers Manual Have the students observe any manmade structures nearby. These can include things such as homes, roads, buildings, parks, fences, and utility poles.

CHAPTER 1 What Is Geology 9 Think about the area in which you live. What is its history How long has it looked the way it looks today If you are in a city, how long has the city been there What do

10 FOCUS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL GEOLOGY Teachers Manual Have the students use the chart to assemble all of the information theyve collected. Results Assemble your data in the chart below. Data Describin

CHAPTER 1 What Is Geology 11 Conclusions Imagine you met someone from the planet Alpha Centauri Bb. They have never been to Earth, and they ask you what Earth is like. Using the data you have collec

12 FOCUS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL GEOLOGY Teachers Manual Review Define the following terms Answers may vary. geologythe study of Earth physical geology the study of the chemistry and physics of Earth h

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