Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe is full of important information and useful resources. Use the activity below to familiarize yourself with the tools and information in this book.
As you complete this scavenger hunt, either alone or with your teacher or family, you will learn quickly how this book is organized and how to get the most out of your reading and study time.
Q How many units are in this book? How many chapters?
^ On what page does the glossary begin? What glossary is online?
© In what two areas can you find a listing of laboratory safety symbols?
O Suppose you want to find a list of all the MiniLabs, Data Analysis Labs, and GeoLabs. Where in the front do you look?
0 How can you quickly find the pages that have information about hurricanes?
What is the name of the table that summarizes the key concepts of a chapter?
O In what special feature can you find information on unit conversions? What are the page numbers?
0 On what page can you find the I BIG luteal for Unit 1? On what page can you find the MAiï^ïBIBEfl for Chapter 2?
0 What feature at the start of each unit provides insight into Earth scientists in action?
J Name four activities that are found at Sciene^
What study tool shown at the beginning of a chapter can you make from notebook paper?
© Earth Science Sw:itly |and EflOTH SDERCE■ TECHnOLOGf | are two types of end-of-chapter features. What are the other two types?
The Nature of Science
IBMlIKER! Earth scientists use specific methods to investigate Earth and beyond.
Mapping Our World
IBMlIKEM Earth scientists use mapping technologies to investigate and describe the world.
CAREERS IN EARTH SCIENCE Speleologist This speleologist, a scientist who studies caves, descends into a 200-m-deep sinkhole. Speleologists use scientific methods to make maps, collect samples, and make observations of incredible landforms resulting from geologic processes.
Visit glencoe.com to learn more about speleologists. What would it be like to explore an undiscovered cave? Write a journal entry about leading a team of speleologists on such an adventure.
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