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This free, standards-based, online publication, developed for middle school science teachers, explores the four earth system components. The National Science Education Standards for grades 5-8 encourages a holistic approach to study of the four earth system components — geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and the biosphere. A study of ores and minerals provides an appropriate context. Obviously these compounds are formed in and are part of the geosphere. In addition, their formation depends on the action of water, on atmospheric phenomena, and on biotic phenomena.

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Date Of Record Release 2011-02-02 16:57:10
Alternate Title Middle School Portal
Description This free, standards-based, online publication, developed for middle school science teachers, explores the four earth system components. The National Science Education Standards for grades 5-8 encourages a holistic approach to study of the four earth system components — geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and the biosphere. A study of ores and minerals provides an appropriate context. Obviously these compounds are formed in and are part of the geosphere. In addition, their formation depends on the action of water, on atmospheric phenomena, and on biotic phenomena.
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Source National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
Keyword Middle school, National Science Education Standards, Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, Biosphere, Ores, Minerals, Rocks
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Date Of Record Creation 2011-02-02 16:49:11
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Date Last Modified 2011-04-11 16:14:03
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2011-02-02 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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