ERIC Number: EJ722402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Why Earth Science?
Smith, Michael J.
Science Scope, v27 n8 p30-31 May 2004
This article briefly describes Earth science. The study of Earth science provides the foundation for an understanding of the Earth, its processes, its resources, and its environment. Earth science is the study of the planet in its entirety, how its lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere work together as systems and how they affect each other and the people on Earth. Earth science integrates biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics to an understanding of the Earth. The article is divided into the following sections relating to Earth science and its importance in the classroom: How Do I Teach Earth Science?; What Is Earth Science?; A Systems View of Earth; and Earth Science: Make It Happen.
Descriptors: Earth Science, Space Sciences, Science Education, Geology, Environmental Education, Natural Resources
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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