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Chapter two SS

chapter two social studies test

Why is the sun important to the solar system? It provides heat and light, and allows us to have days nights and years.
The Earths tilt is responsible for _______________ and _______________. 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? Earthquakes and volcanoes are created
The Earth's climate is effected by latitude, landforms and a combination of what? Wind and water
What type of vegetation is found in a humid continental climate? grasslands and forests
Where are moderate climates generally found? middle latitudes.
Without wind and water working together the Earth would? the earth would overheat.
Orbit the path followed by an object in a space as it moves around another, such as that of Earth as it moves around the sun
Revolution one complete orbit of Earth around the sun; Earth completes one revolution every 365 1/4 days or one year.
axis an imaginary line around which a planet turns; Earth turns around its axis which runs between its north and south poles.
rotation the spinning motion of Earth, like a top on its axis; Earth takes about 24 hours to rotate one time.
low latitudes the region between the Tropic of Cancer and tropic of Capricorn. or the tropics
high latitudes the regions between the arctic circle and the north pole and the Antarctic circle and the south pole
middle latitudes the regions between the tropic of cancer and the arctic circle
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