Key Concepts: Chapter 1 –Introduction to Earth Science

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Ch. 1: Introduction to Earth Science

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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