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Planet Earth: Land, Water, Sky (Centripetal)

  • Planet Earth: Land, Water, Sky (Centripetal)

Planet Earth: Land, Water, Sky (Centripetal)


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    Centripetal Press is pleased to announce the arrival of Planet Earth: Land, Water, Sky, our new earth science text for middle school!

    This book starts with the 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. Volcanoes 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. Visualizations using topographic maps make for fun and interesting exercises determining distance and altitude. Additionally, students always love to use the stream table to model streamflow 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.

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    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.


    ** Note: This book is produced by print-on-demand service and may take 2-4 weeks to ship. Call us for drop-shipping options.

  • Paperback

    ISBN: 9781732638426

    Pages: 528

    Dimensions: 6.12in x 9.25in

  • Kevin Nelstead, Author

    Kevin received a B.S. in Earth Science from Montana State University and an M.S. in Geology from Washington State University. He also studied for a year at Covenant Theological Seminary and holds a teaching certificate from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His Master's research involved the study of Quaternary (ice age) volcanic ash deposits in the Channeled Scablands and Palouse Hills area of eastern Washington. He holds membership in the Geological Society of America, the American Scientific Affiliation, and the Affiliation of Christian Geologists and has 8 years of experience as an educator at classical-model, Catholic, and international schools. He and his wife served for over five years as a missionary in Romania with ReachGlobal, a mission agency of the EFCA. During those years he taught chemistry, physics, earth science and life science at Bucharest Christian Academy. Since 1998 he has served as a Senior Cartographer, Geospatial Analyst, and Natural Resources Specialist with the United States federal government. Kevin is the author of Earth Science: God’s World, Our Home and writes the blog GeoChristian. He has four adult children and lives with his wife in Montana.