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Earth, Sun, and Moon

Earth, Sun, & Moon (Unit 10)

TermDefinition
Seasons caused by Earth's tilt and Earth's revolution
Water Cycle the process in which water continuously moves from Earth's surface into the atmosphere and back again
Evaporation the process by which liquid changes into a gas by adding heat
Condensation the process by which gas changes into a liquid by losing heat
Precipitation water that falls from the clouds to the Earth's surface in the form of rain, snow, sleet or hail
Runoff water that does not soak into the ground and instead flows across the Earth's surface
Climate the average or typical weather condition of a region year after year
Weather the condition of the air outdoors such as temperature, cloud cover, wind speed, and rainfall
Weathering the breaking down of rock on Earth's surface into smaller pieces
Erosion the process of moving sediment from one place to another
Deposition deposits sediment in a new location
Refraction the bending of light waves as they move from one medium into another
Reflection the bouncing of light waves from a surface
Atmosphere the mixture of gases that surrounds the Earth
Axis imaginary line about which an object rotates
Composition the combination of substances that make up a whole object
Orbit the path that one object takes around another object
Revolution to go around; one orbit of an object
Rotation to spin on its axis
Sedimentary Rock a type of layered rock that forms slowly as sediment is compacted and cemented
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