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The Good Earth: Introduction to Earth Science https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260364127.jpeg 5 2021 9781260364125 The Good Earth is the product of collaboration between the content rigor provided by Earth Science specialists and the results of research on learning. The Good Earth has been explicitly designed to be compatible with active learning teaching strategies in the college classroom. The structural elements of this text will allow the instructor to incorporate these student-centered teaching methods into their Earth Science course. The authors have tested the book’s content and pedagogy in large Earth Science classes for non-majors that are populated with mostly freshmen. Their experiences show that the materials and methods in The Good Earth can improve students’ learning, increase daily attendance, reduce attrition, and increase students’ enthusiasm in comparison with classes taught following a traditional lecture format.
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The Good Earth: Introduction to Earth Science

The Good Earth: Introduction to Earth Science, 5th Edition

ISBN10: 1260364127 | ISBN13: 9781260364125
By David McConnell, David Steer, Katharine Owens, Catherine Knight, Lisa Park
© 2021

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The Good Earth is the product of collaboration between the content rigor provided by Earth Science specialists and the results of research on learning. The Good Earth has been explicitly designed to be compatible with active learning teaching strategies in the college classroom. The structural elements of this text will allow the instructor to incorporate these student-centered teaching methods into their Earth Science course. The authors have tested the book’s content and pedagogy in large Earth Science classes for non-majors that are populated with mostly freshmen. Their experiences show that the materials and methods in The Good Earth can improve students’ learning, increase daily attendance, reduce attrition, and increase students’ enthusiasm in comparison with classes taught following a traditional lecture format.

1) Introduction to Earth Science

2) Earth in Science

3) Near-Earth Objects

4) Plate Tectonics

5) Earthquakes

6) Volcanoes and Mountains

7) Rocks and Minerals

8) Geologic Time

9) Weathering and Soils

10) Landslides and Slope Failure

11) Streams and Floods

12) Groundwater and Wetlands

13) Oceans and Coastlines

14) The Atomosphere

15) Weather Systems

16) Earth's Climate System

17) Global Change

Appendix A – Conversion Factors

Appendix B – The Periodic Table of Elements

Appendix C – Answers to Selected Checkpoint Questions

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