Planet Earth: Land, Water, Sky – preorder
Centripetal Press’ latest title is coming in time for Winter 2020! Planet Earth is an excellent, mastery-based text for middle school-aged students.
Earth Science course coming Winter 2020.
Centripetal Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Planet Earth: Land, Water, Sky, our new earth science text for middle school!
This book starts with 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 stream flow 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.
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. Watch this video for more information about mastery-based science education.