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Earth Science in Your Life

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Earth Science in Your Life
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 9 to 12
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.88

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    freeze-dried, biosphere, hydrosphere, mathematical, writing, analyze, lithosphere, meteorology, graph, technology, discovery, illustration, atmosphere, method, crust, report


Earth Science in Your Life
By Patti Hutchison
  

1     Earth scientists study the "spheres" of the earth. The crust is the lithosphere. The air is the atmosphere. The water is the hydrosphere. Plants and animals are the biosphere.
 
2     The biosphere, including you, depends on these spheres for survival. We live on the crust. We breathe the air. Our bodies need water. But earth science is part of your life in many other ways.
 
3     The study of earth science has led to the discovery of many things that you use everyday. Advances in science that make our lives easier are called technology. For example, your grandparents wore heavy wool coats to stay warm in the winter. You can wear a lightweight jacket. You can thank technology for that. Scientists developed this light material that can keep you warm.
 
4     Hikers and soldiers depend on freeze-dried foods. These are meals you can add water to and then eat. Scientists learned how to freeze dry foods many years ago. They now come in convenient pouches, ready for use.
 
5     Do you ski? The lightweight materials used to make your skis were made by scientists. They also discovered how to make the goggles you use to keep the snow and wind out of your eyes as you go down the hill.

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    Careers in Science  
 
    Caring for Earth  
 
    Clouds  
 
    Dinosaurs  
 
    Earth's Land  
 
    Earth  
 
    Earthquakes  
 
    Electricity  
 
    Energy  
 
    Erosion  
 
    Food Pyramid  
 
    Food Webs and Food Chain  
 
    Forces and Motion  
 
    Fossils  
 
    Health and Nutrition  
 
    How Things Work  
 
    Landforms  
 
    Life Science  
 
    Light  
 
    Magnets  
 
    Matter  
 
 
    Moon  
 
    Natural Disasters  
 
    Photosynthesis  
 
    Plant and Animal Cells  
 
    Plants  
 
    Rocks and Minerals  
 
    Science Process Skills  
 
    Scientific Notation  
 
    Seasons  
 
    Simple Machines  
 
    Soil  
 
    Solar System  
 
    Sound  
 
    Space and Stars  
 
    Sun  
 
    Tsunami  
 
    Volcanoes  
 
    Water Cycle  
 
    Water  
 
    Weather  
 



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