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Earth Science 703

7th grade learning new terms

What is Pangaea? The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million years ago and gave the rise of the today's continents.
Who is Wegener? A German scientist who came up the theory of Pangaea with evidence to prove his theory however cannot prove what cause Pangaea to split apart.
Name the 3 parts of the Earth. 1.Crust 2.Mantle 3.Core
What is continental crust and oceanic crust? Continental Crust-Thick layer under the continents.Oceanic Crust-Thin layer under the ocean.
What cause Pangaea to split? Continental Drift caused by tectonic plates.
What caused the tectonic plates to move rapidly causing Pangaea to split? The heat in the mantle causes the tectonic plates to stir rapidly and moving in all directions.
How do you find density? Divide the mass of the object by the volume of the object. D=m/v.
What is the equator? imaginary line that wraps around Earth at O degrees halfway between the north and south poles.
What is a key? A small box full of helpful images that can help you read a map.
What is volume? Volume is the Length times Width times Height of an object.
What is Mass? Mass is the amount of matter an object takes up.
What is longitude? distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian.
What is latitude? distance in degrees north or south of the equator.
What is Prime Meridian? Imaginary line that represents 0 degrees longitude and runs from the north pole through Greenwich, England to the south pole.
What is a map legend? A small box that contains information about objects in the map.
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