People encounter science every day, whether they realize it or not. Real Life Earth Science is designed to engage students with the places, technology and concepts they encounterin 'real life'. Delve deeper into topics such as the horizons, topographic maps, reading the landscape, earthquakes, wetlands, the temperature of the earth's interior, precious gems, sunsets, rainbows, tree rings, green buildings and more. Each chapter features an explanation, reproducible assessment page of fill-in-the-blank and short answer questions, and a teacher's page with the topic, goal, context, teaching notes, extension activities and answer key. 25 lessons, 99 pages, softcover. Grades 9-12.