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 Discover! Oceans Volume 1: Earth's Oceans

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Discover! Oceans Volume 1: Earth's Oceans

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Discover! Science Library

ScienceSchoolHouse’s new Discover! Science Library for grades 6-8 and 9-12, has 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_9 Hydrologic Cycle Animations
  • 2_4 Tectonic Plates Project
  • 2_6 Hypsographic Chart
  • 3_6 Sea Temperatures
  • 3_11 Secchi Depth
  • 3_12 Pressure and Depth
  • 4_2 The Sun's Output
  • 4_8 Ocean Circulation

Movies and Animations

  • 1_1 Earth
  • 1_2 The Water Cycle
  • 1_5 Fly over the Pacific Ocean
  • 1_7 Measuring Ice Thickness
  • 1_10 Evaporation
  • 1_12 The Amazon River
  • 2_1 The Ocean Floor from Space
  • 2_2 Continental Drift
  • 2_3 Sea Floor Spreading
  • 2_5 Area of the Ocean
  • 2_6 Mapping the Ocean
  • 2_9 Trench Sounds
  • 3_1 Water
  • 3_3 Iceberg Flips
  • 3_5 Sea Surface Temperatures
  • 4_1 Solar Radiation
  • 4_4 Outgoing and Reflected Radiation
  • 4_7 Ocean Heat
  • 4_11 Ocean Currents
  • 4_12 The Global Conveyor Belt

Chapter 1: Introduction

An introduction to the importance of water on Earth. This lesson looks at Earth’s water reservoirs and provides a simple description of the hydrocycle.

  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 The Hydrosphere
  • 1.3 Water on Earth
  • 1.4 Water Reservoirs
  • 1.5 The Oceans
  • 1.6 Water in the Air
  • 1.7 Frozen Water
  • 1.8 Liquid Water on Land
  • 1.9 Flow between Reservoirs
  • 1.10 Evaporation
  • 1.11 Precipitation
  • 1.12 Flow over and through the Land
  • 1.13 Solar Heat drives the Hydrocycle

Chapter 2: Structure of the Oceans

A description of the structure of the Earth’s ocean basins, their formation and some discussion of the size and amount of water in Earth's oceans.

  • 2.1 Ocean Basin Formation
  • 2.2 Continental Drift
  • 2.3 Sea Floor Spreading
  • 2.4 Growing & Shrinking Oceans
  • 2.5 Area of the Ocean
  • 2.6 Depths and Volumes
  • 2.7 Vertical and Horizontal Extent
  • 2.8 Continental Margins
  • 2.9 Deep Ocean Basins

Chapter 3: Oceans of Water

A look at what makes water such a special substance, the chemistry of seawater and how the ocean is composed of different layers.

  • 3.1 Water is Special
  • 3.2 Phase Changes
  • 3.3 Ice Floats
  • 3.4 Seawater
  • 3.5 Ocean Temperatures
  • 3.6 Temperature and Depth
  • 3.7 How Salty?
  • 3.8 Major and Minor Salts
  • 3.9 Density of Seawater
  • 3.10 Density Differences
  • 3.11 What is Pressure?
  • 3.12 Pressure at Depth

Chapter 4: Ocean Heating and Ocean Currents

This lesson examines how the Sun warms the ocean surface and causes the oceans to circulate.

  • 4.1 Solar Radiation
  • 4.2 Heat Input and Latitude
  • 4.3 Fate of Incoming Radiation
  • 4.4 Radiation Budget
  • 4.5 Ocean Layers
  • 4.6 Depth Profiles
  • 4.7 The Oceans and Heat
  • 4.8 Surface Currents
  • 4.9 Driving Forces
  • 4.10 Convection in the Ocean
  • 4.11 Deep Ocean Currents
  • 4.12 Global Conveyor Belt

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: Topography of the Ocean Floor

  • D.1 Bathymetry + Topography = Hypsography
  • D.2 Average Depths
  • D.3 Profiles and Sections

Appendix E: Physical Properties of Seawater

  • E.1 Seawater
  • E.2 Changes of State
  • E.3 Heat Capacity
  • E.4 Cohesion, Surface Tension and Viscosity
  • E.5 Compressibility of Seawater
  • E.6 Density of Seawater
  • E.7 Temperature and Density
  • E.8 Salinity and Density
  • E.9 Pressure and Density
  • E.10 Hydrostatic Equation
  • E.11 Specific Gravity
  • E.12 Density Layers and Water Masses
  • E.13 Thermoclines and Pycnoclines

Appendix F: Chemical Properties of Seawater

  • F.1 Salinity of Seawater
  • F.2 Complex Salt Solution
  • F.3 Measuring Salt Abundance
  • F.4 Constant Proportions
  • F.5 Speciation of Elements
  • F.6 Residence Times
  • F.7 Conservative and Non-conservative Elements
  • F.8 Salinity and Chlorinity
  • F.9 Dissolved Gases
  • F.10 Atmospheric Gases
  • F.11 Oxygen Content of Seawater
  • F.12 Carbon Dioxide in Seawater
  • F.13 Acid-base Balance of the Ocean
  • F.14 Water, Water, Everywhere

xMedia Movie

Sea Winds: The Quick Scat Story

  • Introduction
  • Understanding the Oceans, the Wind and the Atmosphere
  • Got a Problem? Get an Engineer
  • Scatterometer
  • Waves Indicate Wind
  • First the NASA Scatterometer
  • ADEOS Spacecraft Loses Power
  • A New Mission - Quick Scat
  • Vibration Testing
  • Thermal Vacuum Test
  • Last Minute Problems
  • Putting it all Together
  • Launch!
  • Controlling the Spacecraft
  • Starting Up the Instruments
  • First Wind Data Arrives
  • First Pictures Generated
  • Questions and Answers
  • Credits

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