Ch. 1: Introduction to
After reading and studying Ch. 1, you should be able to:
Concept 1: List and understand the sciences traditionally included in Earth science.
Concept 2: Summarize some of the relationships between people and the natural environment.
Concept 3: Describe the nature of scientific inquiry and list the basic steps of the scientific method.
Concept 4: Summarize the early evolution of Earth in order to understand Earth's place in the Universe.
Concept 5: Describe how we learn about the Earth and provide examples of Earth spheres at work.
Concept 6: Explore the Geosphere and become familiar with Earth's physical features.
Concept 7: Investigate Earth system science.
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