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Geography Study

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What is Geography? Geography is the Study of Earth
What is GIS? Geographic Information Systems, computers used to analyze data about the Earth in order to solve problems by layering information
What is GPS? A system of Satellites that connect information from all around the world
What are the five themes of Geography? MR. HELP - Movement, Region, Human Environmental Interaction, Location, Place
What is the Difference between Location and place and how do we define each?
Location can be defined in two ways, What are they?
What is a Region?
What are the 3 types of regions?
What is Movement?
What are some reasons that people might move from one region to another?
What is Human Environmental Interaction?
How do people use their environments?
How do people change their environments?
What is a map?
What are the basic components of a map? Key/Legend, Scale, Compase Rose
What are the Three types of maps? Physical, Political, and Special Purpose
What is Choropleth method mapping and when and what types of maps most often make us of this method?
What are some of the limitations and problems with maps? Distortion
Map distortion occurs in four ways what are they and how might we solve for each of them
What is the difference between a Mercator Map projection, a Robinson Map Projection and an Equal Distance Map projection?
What directions do Latitude Lines measure and run?
What directions do Longitude Lines measure and run?
What are hemispheres?
What Latitude line is the Equator?
What Latitude line is the Tropic of Capricorn?
What Latitude line is the Tropic of Cancer?
What Country does the Prime Meridian Run through? England
What Longitude line is the International Date Line?
Who perfected the technology that made it possible to measure longitude at sea?
What are the layers of the Earth? Core, Mantle, Crust
What is the Lithosphere?
What is the Atmosphere?
What is the Hydrosphere?
What is the Biosphere?
What is a Continent?
What is a Landform?
What is Volcanism?
What is an Earthquake?
What is Plate Tectonics?
What are the 3 Types of Plate boundaries? Convergent, Divergent, and Transform
What is a Subduction Zone?
What is a Convergent Zone?
Who was it that first came up with the Theory of Continental Drift? Alfred Wegener
What is the Richter Scale?
What is the Difference between 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and so forth magnitude earthquakes?
What is the Epicenter of an Earthquake?
What is the Focus of an Earthquake?
What is a Volcano?
What is the difference between Lava and Magma?
What is the Ring of Fire?
Where is the Ring of Fire located?
What are Hot Spots?
How do hot spots relate to the Hawaiian Islands?
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