Earth Science Online Textbook

The Earth Science online/digital textbook dives into geology, the environment, and the universe and was written to support the Nitty Gritty Science Earth Science Curriculum.

Students can access information online, or a pdf can be printed for each section.  This online textbook is in no way intended to be a complete overview of Earth Science.

The topics covered are grade-appropriate (Grades 6, 7, and 8) and support the Middle School Earth Science Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) along with most state standards.  As this is only one resource, it is always recommended that students also learn how to use other resources to fill in the gaps and provide more context for each subject.

Chapter 1: Nature of Science

Chapter 2: Intro to Earth Science

Chapter 3: Mapping Earth’s Surface

Chapter 4: Rocks and Minerals

Chapter 5: Plate Tectonics

Chapter 6: Forces that Shape the Earth

Chapter 7: Earth’s Changing Surface

Chapter 8: A Trip Through Earth’s History

Chapter 9: Earth’s Waters

Chapter 10: Earth’s Atmosphere

Chapter 11: Weather & Climate

Chapter 12: Astronomy & Space Science

Chapter 13: Natural Resources