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 Discover! Geology Volume 2: Minerals, Rocks and Resources

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Discover! Geology Volume 2: Minerals, Rocks and Resources

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Discover! Science Library

ScienceSchoolHouse’s new Discover! Science Library for grades 6-8 and 9-12, have the following features and components:

  1. Interactive multimedia tutorials: Each Unit includes up to 200 screens with text and pictures/illustrations plus interactive exercises and lots of video clips. All core text is fully narrated (with an on/off option). Built to pedagogically correct standards with appendices for advanced research.
  2. Two text levels: Students can toggle between grades 9-12 and grades 6-8 text levels or stay at one of the two text levels throughout. All vocabulary checked for age appropriateness.
  3. One 30-minute, high-resolution, digital video associated with each Unit, with content indexing and one-click navigation.
  4. Quizzes for the students and Test Banks for teachers.
  5. Teacher’s Guides and state and national curriculum correlations on our website.

System Requirements

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 10+, Safari 4+, Opera 9+

In this Unit:

Quizzes and Test Banks

Manual

Interactive Exercises

  • 1_2 Periodic Table
  • 1_5 Mineral Identification
  • 1_11 The Rock Cycle
  • 2_6 Rock ‘n Roll
  • 5_2 The Farm
  • 5_12 Surface Coal Mining

Movies and Animations

  • 1_3 Atoms
  • 1_6 Mars on Earth
  • 2_3 Landslides
  • 2_4 Crustal Age
  • 2_5 Volcano Activity from 1960 through 1995
  • 3_3 The Grand Canyon
  • 4_2 Subduction
  • 5_1 Energy Use
  • 5_2 Alternative Energy Sources
  • 5_4 Solar Power
  • 5_8 Wind Power
  • 5_12 Coal Mining
  • 5_13 Natural Gas Formation
  • 5_14 How Oil Forms
  • 5_15 Nuclear Power
  • 5_16 Mining & Reclamation

Interactive Multimedia Tutorial Tables of Contents

Chapter 1: Minerals and Rocks

Explore the fascinating world of beautiful mineral crystals and discover the three rock groups that make up our entire planet.

  • 1.1 What are Minerals?
  • 1.2 Minerals are Matter
  • 1.3 Structure of Atoms
  • 1.4 How Minerals are Built - Bonding
  • 1.5 Mineral Identification
  • 1.6 Minerals and Rocks
  • 1.7 Rock Groups
  • 1.8 Igneous Rocks
  • 1.9 Sedimentary Rocks
  • 1.10 Metamorphic Rocks
  • 1.11 The Rock Cycle

Chapter 2: Igneous Rocks

A look at the so-called “rocks of fire” -- igneous rocks. Understand the differences between lava and magma, and between igneous rocks that form at the surface and those that form deep in the Earth.

  • 2.1 Igneous Rocks - At the Surface
  • 2.2 Igneous Rocks - At Depth
  • 2.3 Igneous Rocks - Erosion and Uplift
  • 2.4 Crustal Abundance
  • 2.5 Extrusive Igneous Rocks
  • 2.6 Intrusive Igneous Rocks

Chapter 3: Sedimentary Rocks

Learn how loose bits of existing rock, soil, and organic debris are laid down in layers and eventually form sedimentary rocks that blanket the Earth.

  • 3.1 Sediments
  • 3.2 Organic Debris
  • 3.3 Sedimentary Rocks
  • 3.4 Clastic Sedimentary Rocks
  • 3.5 Chemical and Biochemical Rocks

Chapter 4: Metamorphic Rocks

Learn how heat, pressure, and fluids change existing rocks into metamorphic rocks, and about the new minerals that form.

  • 4.1 Metamorphic Rocks
  • 4.2 Subduction Zones
  • 4.3 Texture, Composition, and Fabric
  • 4.4 Foliated Metamorphic Rocks
  • 4.5 Nonfoliated Metamorphic Rocks

Chapter 5: Renewable and Non-renewable Resources

Discover Earth’s bounty -- renewable and non-renewable resources -- from solar, wind and other alternative energy sources to fossil fuels. Learn about conservation, reclamation and the four “R’s”.

  • 5.1 Stop and Think about Energy
  • 5.2 What is Renewable Energy?
  • 5.3 Alternative Energy Sources
  • 5.4 Solar Energy
  • 5.5 Hydroelectric Power
  • 5.6 Tidal Energy
  • 5.7 Geothermal Energy
  • 5.8 Wind Energy
  • 5.9 Biomass Energy
  • 5.10 Non-renewable Resources
  • 5.11 Fossil Fuels
  • 5.12 Coal - Buried Sunshine
  • 5.13 Oil and Natural Gas
  • 5.14 Where Do You Find Oil and Natural Gas?
  • 5.15 Nuclear Energy
  • 5.16 Mining and Reclamation
  • 5.17 Conservation
  • 5.18 One Voice - Recycling
  • 5.19 The Four R’s

Note: Appendices A, B and C are common to all Discover! titles.

Appendix A: Scientific Method

  • A.1 The Need to Know
  • A.2 What Makes Science Different?
  • A.3 Induction
  • A.4 The Scientific Method
  • A.5 Hypothesis and Deduction
  • A.6 Experiments and Observation
  • A.7 Acceptance of Hypotheses
  • A.8 Theories and Laws
  • A.9 The Cycle of Scientific Inquiry
  • A.10 Scientists Build Models
  • A.11 Scientific Theories and Revolutions
  • A.12 Scientists Doing Science
  • A.13 Open Communication
  • A.14 Ethical Responsibilities
  • A.15 Role of Technology
  • A.16 Science and Society

Appendix B: Measurement Systems and SI Units

  • B.1 The Need for Common Units
  • B.2 Some Old Units of Measurement
  • B.3 Problems with Different Measurement Systems
  • B.4 The SI (Metric) System
  • B.5 Basic Units of SI
  • B.6 Derived Units
  • B.7 More Derived Units
  • B.8 Decimal Multipliers
  • B.9 SI Prefixes
  • B.10 Scientific Notation
  • B.11 Large and Small Numbers
  • B.12 Exact and Approximate Numbers
  • B.13 Precision Measurements
  • B.14 Significant Figures
  • B.15 Scientific Notation and Precision
  • B.16 Accuracy and Precision
  • B.17 Dangers of Many Digits
  • B.18 Working with Scientific Notation

Appendix C: Careers in Science

  • C.1 Careers in Science
  • C.2 Careers in Geology
  • C.3 Careers in Oceanography
  • C.4 Careers in Atmospheric Science
  • C.5 Careers in Astronomy
  • C.6 Geological Field Safety

Appendix D: Mineral Groups

  • D.1 Introduction - Mineral Groups
  • D.2 Feldspars
  • D.3 Micas
  • D.4 Quartz
  • D.5 Olivines
  • D.6 Pyroxenes
  • D.7 Amphiboles
  • D.8 Clay Minerals
  • D.9 Native Elements - Metals, Semimetals, Nonmetals
  • D.10 Carbonates
  • D.11 Oxides
  • D.12 Sulfides
  • D.13 Sulfates
  • D.14 Halides
  • D.15 Hydroxides
  • D.16 Phosphates
  • D.17 Other Minerals

Appendix E: Mineral ID Tables

  • E.1 Mineral Identification
  • E.2 Mineral ID Charts
  • E.3 Mineral ID Chart - Hardness and Luster
  • E.4 Mineral ID Chart - By Breaking and Special Features
  • E.5 Mineral Properties
  • E.6 Rock Identification

xMedia Movie

The Reelfoot Rift (27 min.)

Lying beneath the cities of the American midlands is the Reelfoot Rift, a hotbed of seismic activity. Follow the rift from its formation millions of years ago, to the havoc it wreaked in 1811, and finally to the threat it poses today.

  • Introduction - New Madrid Seismic Zone
  • New Madrid Quakes of 1811 - +8 Temblors
  • Mississippi River Disruptions
  • Reelfoot Lake Created
  • Largest Area of Quake Damage on Earth
  • Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 - 8.3 on Richter Scale
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Plates' Cores or Cratons are Rigid
  • North American and Pacific Plates
  • Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989
  • Soft Sand and Mud React to Seismic Waves
  • Mississippi Valley Sediment
  • Many Large Cities are in the New Madrid Earthquake Zone - Damage Potential High
  • Gas and Oil Pipelines Are Also at Risk
  • When Will Next Earthquake Occur?
  • San Andreas Fault - A Different Geology
  • Scientists Must Probe Rock Beneath Mud
  • Reelfoot Rift - Earthquake Activity
  • Epicenters in Deep Faults
  • Area was Formed 500 Million Years Ago
  • Tectonic Forces Cause Earthquakes
  • Where and When - Next Major Earthquake
  • This Area Would Suffer Major Damage
  • Sand Blows
  • Lateral Spreading - Land Sliding
  • Shaking Damage
  • Memphis Most Vulnerable
  • Modern Earthquake Building Codes Adopted
  • Summary

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