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Physical Geography

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________________ is a process that breaks rocks down into tiny pieces. weathering
According to the theory of plate tectonics, earthquakes often happen near seams or cracks in the Earth’s crust called _______________. faults
The theory of plate tectonics believes the Earth’s outer skin or crust is broken into huge pieces called __________________ that move about 2 inches per year. plates
Wind, rain, and ice cause weathering and __________________ which is the breaking down and carrying away of rocks on the Earth’s surface. erosion
The _________________ is the band of gases that surrounds the Earth providing oxygen and holding in the heat. atmosphere
The Earth spins on its ____________ making a full rotation in 24 hours. axis
The Earth has seasons because it _________________ around the sun and is tilted on its axis. revolves
Day and night are caused by Earth's ______________________ rotation
Each year, the Earth makes one _______________________ around the sun. revolution