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chptr 2 study guide

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Why is the sun important to planets in the solar system It provides heat and light for Earth, and allows us to have days and nights.
The earths tilt is responsible for what? Temperature and seasons
What is most of the earth's surface covered by? Water
What happens to the earth's surface when huge pieces of crust move? It causes earthquakes and volcanos
The earth's climate is affected by latitude landforms and a combination of what? wind and water
What type of vegetation is found in a humid continental climate Forests and grasslands
Where are modern climates generally found Middle latitudes
without wind and water working together, the earth would what? Overheat
How have plants in continental and dry climates adapted to their environments? Plants in dry climates have adapted by making their roots absorb the scarce amount of water before it evaporates. Some plants have small leaves so they lose less water through evaporation. Other plants only flower when it rains so more seeds can survive.
Orbit The path followed by an object in space as it moves around another.
Revolution One complete orbit of Earth around the sun.
Axis An imaginary line around which a planet turns.
Created by: Nick Frizzle