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Reviewing Earth Science: The Physical Setting

Grades 8–12

A complete review of a high school course in earth science in preparation for the New York Regents Physical Setting Earth Science Exam and other state end-of-course assessments

Problem-solving and critical-thinking skills involve students and awaken their natural interest in their surroundings. 378 pages.


  • 12 chapters are sequenced to match the growth and maturation of students' thinking skills during the academic year—Planet Earth; Minerals, Rocks, and Resources; The Dynamic Crust; Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition; Glaciers, Oceans and Landscapes; Interpreting Earth's History; Properties of the Atmosphere; Weather Systems; The Water Cycle and Climate; Earth in Space; Beyond Planet Earth; and Environmental Awareness
  • chapters open with Vocabulary at a Glance
  • the text is abundantly illustrated with clearly labeled drawings and diagrams that illuminate and reinforce the subject matter
  • important science terms are boldfaced and defined in the text and in the glossary
  • chapters include several sets of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge and reasoning while provoking thought; they can be used throughout the year for review, exams, and homework assignments
  • review questions end each chapter and provide practice with the types of questions students find most difficult
  • end matter includes readings in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Society; a guide to using the Earth Science Reference Tables; a glossary of earth science terms; and more
  • previous New York State Regents Exams are included to test students' competency and readiness

Teacher Manual

Includes an answer key, study and test-taking tips, and a section on "skills of inquiry" which introduces students to laboratory safety and procedures.

Teacher Manual is sold only to educators and shipped to school or district addresses only. A verified classroom purchase of the student edition is required. Please contact Customer Service at (800) 831-4190 to order by credit card.


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