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  • Atmosphere Onto The Earth's Surface
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    Prep AP / GeographyJanuary 11, 2003 Chapter 1 Study Guide: Exploring Geography Section 1: The Five Themes of Geography 1. Geography- the study of where people, places, and things are located and of the ways in which things relate to each other. 2. Absolute location- any place or thing exact position on the globe. 3. Equator- an imaginary line that circles the globe halfway between the North and South poles. The equator divides the world in two. 4. Hemisphere- a half of the earth; the Equator div...
  • Rock In An Earthquake Causes Shock Waves
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    What is an Earthquake? An Earthquake is the shaking of the earth's surface caused by rapid movement of the earth's rocky outer layer. The sudden shaking of the ground that occurs when masses of rock change position below the Earth's surface is called an earthquake. The shifting masses send out shock waves that may be powerful enough to alter the surface of the Earth, thrusting up cliffs and opening great cracks in the ground. Earthquakes, called temblors by scientists, occur almost continuously....
  • Slip Faults
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    Earthquakes are one of the most damaging natural disasters known to man. They have been known to destroy entire cities in their total time of 2 to 3 minutes. Most people do not know that earthquakes are common through out the entire world; they are just more powerful in places such as California and small countries in South America. The definition of earthquake is " a series of vibrations induced in the earth's crust by the abrupt rupture and rebound of rocks in which elastic strain has been slo...
  • Days Later Two Huge Monsters Surface
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    The book A Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne is a well-written and easy to read book most of the time. In my essay I'm going to give a description of the books events. The book starts with Professor Hardwigg finding a scrap of paper that says its possible to get to the center of the earth and decides to take the journey. Hardwigg insists that Harry, his nephew, come with him on the journey. After they got the supplies, they start their journey for Mt. Sneffels in Iceland, the sp...
  • Earth's Magnetic Field
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    Did u know that our planet, Earth wasn't always thought of as a planet? Until the sixteenth century when Copernicus figured out that the Earth was another planet, which revolved around the sun, Greek astronomers thought the Earth was the center of the solar system. Also Earth is the only planet that its name didn't come from Greek / Roman mythology. When earth was first discovered, astronomers were only able to study it with out spacecraft. It was not until the twentieth century that we had maps...
  • Lava And Other Volcanic Materials
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    Volcano This paper will define and discuss the volcano to include: types of volcanoes, formation of a volcano, and elements of a volcano; such as, lava, rock fragments, and gas. This paper also tells a little bit about volcanic activity in different parts of the world. What is a volcano? A volcano is a vent in the earth from which molten rock and gas erupt. The molten rock that erupts from the volcano forms a hill or mountain around the vent. The lava may flow out as a viscous liquid or it may e...
  • Very Large Meteorite
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    Imagine that while youre on a peaceful Sunday afternoon stroll with your family, a large dark gray ball comes out of nowhere, just missing the head of your small child, shakes the earth, and produces a large crater in the ground a few feet ahead of you. This ball wasnt from the young boys playing baseball across the street, and it wasnt an acorn from the tree overhead. This ashen ball was a meteorite falling from the sky. A meteorite is a particle from space, large enough to enter the earths atm...
  • Core Samples From The Ocean Floor
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    Every year the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory holds an open house in which scientists share their studies and really let the public see what and how they do what they do. Scientists at this research center are working together studying different fields of the Geologic sciences ranging from Oceanography, Geochemistry, Seismology, and even Marine Biology share their findings with the public. This year like every other year, they set up deferent exhibits and share the current research, studies an...
  • Long Periods Of A Warm Global Climate
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    Humans have adjusted agricultural and other activities to the current climatic configuration of the Earth. Climatic conditions, however, change with time, as, for example, from the apparent warm, humid global conditions of the Carboniferous Period to the widespread continental glaciations of the Pleistocene Epoch. Using fossils and other geologic evidence (e. g., Erosional landforms, shoreline features, and glacial deposits), paleo climatologists have demonstrated that the periodic occurrence of...
  • Earths Surface Features
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    Employment in Geological Fields There are many fields of geology that each focus on minute details and problems. Though the focus may vary, the relation to geology on a whole is closely intertwined. I will graduate as part of the Spring 2000 class with a degree in elementary education. I feel that with my interest in geology, planning my lessons in this area will be simple. There are some themes in geology that hold precedence over others, such as geomorphology, and astrogeology. I feel that inc...
  • Mental Model Of Spherical Earth
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    Before the research I conducted, there were previous research completed in America and Greece. But never in Australia has there been a research about children's ideas about the shape of the earth. The first research was undertaken as a study of conceptual change, more commonly known as psychology (Vosniadou and Brewer 1992), which studied the metal models of earth. The second research was undertaken in mind / regard of the children's ideas in science (Nussbaum 1993) to represent earth as a cosmi...

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