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 Discover! Oceans Series 3 Volume Set (3 Online Units)

Discover! Oceans Series 3 Volume Set (3 Online Units)

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Discover! Oceans - 3 Volumes

Volume 1: Earth’s Oceans

The fundamentals of physical oceanography. Earth’s water cycle. The special properties of water. Earth’s water reservoirs. The role of the sun’s energy in driving the cycle. Ocean heating and ocean currents. The evolution of ocean basins and continental margins within the context of plate tectonics and continental drift.

Volume 2 - Oceans in Motion

A look at ocean action. Waves, tides, and changing sea levels. Submergent and emergent coastlines. Coastal features and interactions. Light in the oceans. Plankton, food chains, food webs and trophic levels.

Volume 3 - Earth’s Water Cycle

A “big picture” view of Earth’s hydrologic cycle. How liquid and solid water move over and through the land. Landforms shaped by moving water. Glaciers and glacial balance. Remote sensing and the oceans from space.

Discover! Science Library

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

  1. Interactive multimedia tutorials: Each CD 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. 3D Virtual Laboratory: Select samples, instruments, tools, planets and natural environments. Design and perform dynamic, discovery oriented experiments, then analyze and plot data to confirm or deny hypotheses. Each student learns by doing science and being a scientist.
  4. One 30-minute, high-resolution, digital video on each CD, with content indexing and one-click navigation.
  5. Quizzes for the students and Test Banks for teachers.
  6. Teacher’s Guides and state and national curriculum correlations on the CDs and our website.

System Requirements

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

In each unit:

Quizzes and Test Banks


Interactive Exercises

Movies and Animations

Interactive Multimedia Tutorial

xMedia Movie

Interactive Multimedia Tutorials - Tables of Contents

Earth’s Oceans – Discover! Oceans Volume 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Structure of the Oceans
  3. Oceans of Water
  4. Ocean Heating and Ocean Currents


  1. Scientific Method
  2. Measurement Systems and SI Units
  3. Careers in Science
  4. Topography of the Ocean Floor
  5. Physical Properties of Seawater
  6. Chemical Properties of Seawater

Oceans in Motion – Discover! Oceans Volume 2

  1. Waves and Tides
  2. The Coastal Zone
  3. Life in the Ocean


  1. Scientific Method
  2. Measurement Systems and SI Units
  3. Careers in Science
  4. Light in the Ocean
  5. Sound in the Ocean
  6. Types of Waves

Earth’s Water Cycle – Discover! Oceans Volume 3

  1. The Water Cycle
  2. Freshwaters
  3. The Cryosphere
  4. The Oceans from Space


  1. Scientific Method
  2. Measurement Systems and SI Units
  3. Careers in Science
  4. Watersheds
  5. Physical Properties of Pure Water

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