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Looking at the Earth

This is a study stack for chapter 1, which includes 4 sections.

the study of the Earth and all its variety. Geography
individual features of the land. Landforms
natural surroundings. Environment
group of satellites traveling around the Earth finding exact locations. Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
computer software used to gather information and make maps. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
group of planets and other bodies traveling around the sun. Solar System
path planets take around the Earth. Orbit
layer of air surrounding the Earth. Atmosphere
the Earth tilts on this. Axis
1 complete orbit of a planet around the sun. Revolution
1 extra day added every 4 years to our calendar. Leap Year
June 22... longest day of the year. Summer Solstice
December 22... shortest day of the year. Winter Solstice
March 22 and September 22... equal amounts of night and day. Equinox
very center of the Earth. Core
layer of rock surrounding the core. Mantle
melted rock from the mantle that frlows to the Earth's surface during volcanic eruptions. Magma
outer layer of the Earth. Crust
1 of 7 large landmasses Continents
violent and sudden movement of the Earth's crust. Earthquake
cruck in the Earth's crust. Fault
breaking down surface rock into small peices by water, frost, chemicals, and plants. Weathering
moving rock material by wind, water and ice. Erosion
gaint sheet of ice. Glacier
height above sea level. Elevation
underwater plateau off the coast of each continent. Continental Shelf
under water valleys. Trench
Created by: dsnyder