This Word document accompanies my Introduction to Earth Science PowerPoint. It is a text version of the PPT slides in outline form, with blanks for each key word or concept. The students are able to follow the PPT without having to concentrate on writing a large amount of notes. This helps them stay focused and allows for more classroom discussion. They are then left with a complete summary of the day's lesson. This is a tried-and-true method in my 9th grade classroom for the past 5 years!