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Earth Space Ch1

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Earth Science, Study of the earth's land, water, air, and outer space,
Geology, study of the solid parts of the earth,
Oceanography, study of the earth's oceans (water),
Meteorology, Study of the earth's air and weather,
Astronomy, study of outer space and the objects in it,
Geologist, Studies the origin, history, and structure of Earth (the solid parts of the earth and how they change),
Metric System, system of measurement used by scientists,
Unit, a defined quantity used as a standard of measurement,
meteorologist, a scientist who studies and measures weather conditions (think weather person from the news),
Submersible, Underwater research vessel,
Oceanographer, A scientist who studies the earth's oceans (water),
Astronomer, A person who studies stars, planets, and other outer space objects,
Map, Drawing that shows part of the earth's surface from above,
Legend, List of map symbols and their meanings,
Compass Rose, part of map that indicates directions (North, South, East and West),
Scale, Part of a map that shows relationship between map distances and actual distances,
Topographic Map, A map showing changes in elevation of Earth's surface,
Contour line, A line joining points of equal elevation,
Contour Interval, Vertical distance between contour lines,
Hachure, a short line used to denote slopes of the ground, as on maps,
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