Earth’s Dynamic Surface
Earth’s Dynamic Surface
Many geologic processes shape the surface of Earth. Learn about these processes with this program that contains full color animations, illustrations, and photographs; all while listening to the author’s narration.

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You will Learn:

  • surface features and related processes:
    • Weathering and Soils: weathering processes and soil development
    • Hillslopes: the erosion of a landscape
    • Rivers: flowing water
    • Coastlines: the power of wind, waves, tides, and currents
    • Groundwater: flowing water below Earth’s surface
    • Deserts and Winds: erosion, transportation, and deposition of surface material by wind
    • Glaciers and Climate: flowing ice
  • a Physiographic Province Tour visits 42 national parks, monuments, and points of interest to view examples of the processes

Features Include:

  • written by Frank J. Pazzaglia, Ph.D., Lehigh University; illustrated by Dennis Tasa
  • full color animations, illustrations, and photographs
  • review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce concepts covered
  • interactive activities encourage participation and problem solving

Grade levels:

  • 7–12 and college

Teacher Resources:

System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1 and 10; QuickTime is required.
Standards
Correlates to Next Generation Science Standards for Earth Science:
  • ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth
  • ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
  • ESS2.D: Weather and Climate
Supports Common Core Literacy in Science Standards:
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1,2,4,5,7,8,9
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.1,2,4,5,7,8,9
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.1,2,4,5,7,8,9
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