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Rocks, Minerals, and The Changing Earth

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An Integrated, Interdisciplinary Thematic Study of Rocks, Minerals, and Our Changing Earth The geosphere, as a natural resource, plays an intricate role in our daily lives. rocks, minerals, fossils, and their respective by-products are major components of many consumer goods, or the manufacturing thereof. Land forms, too, are valuable suppliers of many consumer goods and services which have contributed to the high standard of living to which most Americans have grown accustomed. Knowing the different features and materials of the earth, how they change and are used, will enable students to make informed decisions about the preservation and conservation of this vital resource