Earth Science course coming Spring 2019
Centripetal Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Planet Earth: Land, Water, Sky, our new earth science text for middle school! Order now and the book will be shipped as soon as it is in print.
This book starts with earth in the Universe, the Solar System, the moon, and eclipses. Then students get a thorough introduction to weather systems, matter and minerals, plate tectonics, and more. Volcanos and earthquakes are standard content for earth science, as well as the Hydrologic Cycle, landforms, and a tour through the epochs of earth’s history.
Up-to-date material on radiometric dating and the effects of climate change are discussed. And visualizations using topographic maps make for fun and interesting exercises determining distance and altitude. And students always love to use the stream table to model stream flow and erosion.
Within the context of the fascinating study of landforms, minerals and planetary phenomena, Planet Earth covers many other timely and important topics. Conservation of natural resources, climate change, pollution, environmental justice, with the current scientific consensus concerning geologic history.
Like all Centripetal Press courses, our Mastery-based learning strategies and methods are fully incorporated. Our mastery system coaches students to study and prepare in such a way that they learn and retain content long term, breaking the Cram-Pass-Forget cycle. Watch this video for more information about mastery-based science education.