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Earth's Dynamic Surface Version 1.1

Earth's Dynamic Surface Version 1.1

Earth's Dynamic Surface Version 1.1

Earth's Dynamic Surface Version 1.1 is a useful tool for developing an understanding of the processes that shape Earth's surface. In this exciting CD-ROM, you are guided through each concept with full color animations, illustrations, and photographs while listening to the author's narration. Review sections at the end of each chapter will reinforce the concepts covered. Interactive activities encourage participation and problem solving. In addition, the animated Physiographic Province Tour enables you to travel to destinations across the U.S. The tour stops at 42 national parks, monuments, and points of interest demonstrating examples of each process of change introduced in the program while offering web site links to each national park. Grades 7-12 and college.

Student Worksheets available online!

Written by Frank J. Pazzaglia, Ph.D., Lehigh University. Illustrated by Dennis Tasa.

Table of Contents

  • Weathering and Soils-examines the two types of weathering processes and soil development throughout a landscape.
  • Hillslopes-covers the interaction of rock-type and climate in the erosion of a landscape.
  • Rivers-discusses flowing water as a process for erosion, transportation, and deposition of Earth's surface materials.
  • Coastlines-examines the power of wind, waves, tides, and currents to shape unique landforms.
  • Groundwater-covers the development of landforms due to flowing water below Earth's surface.
  • Deserts and Winds-discusses changing landscapes due to the erosion, transportation, and deposition of surface material by wind.
  • Glaciers and Climate-examines the process of flowing ice in the development of landforms.
  • Physiographic Province Tour-takes students on a trip across the U.S. with stops at 42 National Parks and points of interest, including website links to each National Park appearing in the tour.

Interactive Activities:

  • Identify limits of a drainage basin
  • Label rock types
  • Study various weathering processes
  • Identify soil age
  • Explore reasons for hillslope failure
  • Identify parts of a river system
  • Calculate flow velocity
  • Discover how sediment is transported
  • Calculate currents
  • Identify cave features
  • Explore the effects of wind and water on a desert environment
  • Identify types of sand dunes
  • Discover the effects of seasons and climate on Earth

National Science Education Standards
See how Earth's Dynamic Surface aligns with NSES standards

System Requirements

Macintosh® PowerPC™ 180 MHz processor (G3 or higher recommended); Mac OS® 9.2 to Mac OS X, 128 MBytes available RAM; thousands or millions of colors. QuickTime™ required. Intel users click here. Windows®

Windows 98®: Intel® Pentium® II 200MHz, 64 MBytes available RAM; Windows 2000® and Windows XP®: Pentium III 450 MHz, 128 MBytes available RAM; thousands or millions of colors. QuickTime™ required. Windows 7 and Vista users click here.

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