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  • Niagara Falls
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    Niagara Falls, one of the worlds greatest natural wonders, can only be described as breath taking. No matter what time of year, whether it's the beautiful rainbows glistening in the mist, or the magnificent ice bridge created by the cold of winter, Niagara Falls always seems to amaze it's viewers. Schoolbooks called it one of the greatest wonders of the world, bringing to mind pictures of a far away, unattainable place. It seemed like a larger-than-life miracle of nature. As a child, I believed ...
  • Spiritual Death Of Simba
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    Archetypes In The Lion King John Berry Edwards Per. 2 4/18/96 The Lion King is a story containing many archetypes. Archetypes are patterns or models of literature that reoccur in many stories. In this paper Iwill discuss three of these archetypes. They are the hero, death & rebirth of the hero, and the symbolism and associations of water vs. desert. These archetypes can be noticed easily and help things come together. The Lion King has a very evident hero, Simba. Simba meets many of the characte...
  • Clear Stream
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    Alone with Nature Arriving at the lusciously dense forest at daybreak, you gaze at the fresh dew delicately dangling on the foliage. You stroll through the winding dirt trails towards the steady flowing water while the birds proudly recite their early morning songs. Reaching the free flowing stream you bend down and see your clear reflection in front of the orange-yellow sky. Goosebumps rise along your arms as the streams icy depths run through your fingers. The cleansing water quickly refreshes...
  • Removal Of Weathered Rocks
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    Continental Margins What is weathering and erosion? Weathering is basically the breakdown and alteration of rocks and minerals at or close to the Earth's surface into products that are more in equilibrium with the conditions found in its environment. Erosion is "the removal of weathered rocks by moving water, wind, ice, or gravity" (Thomas and Turk). These two processes together help make the Earth's surface how it is today. Weathering is a process that is going on most all of the time and invol...
  • Infiltration Of Surface Water
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    ENVIORMENTAL SCIENCE REVIEW SHEET 1) Mutation- a random change in one or more genes of organisms. Mutations may occur spontaneously in nature, but exposure radiation and / or other chemicals vastly increase their number and degree. 2) Natural selection- the process whereby the natural factors of environmental resistance tend to eliminate those members of the population that are least well adapted to cope and thus, in effect select those best adapted for survival and reproduction. 3) Speciation-t...
  • Iron Stone Concretions Water
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    Dating back to the 18th century concretions have been known as geologic curiosity's due to the various sizes, shapes and compositions. Concretions have also been thought to be dinosaur eggs, extra-terrestrial debris, human artifacts and animal and plant fossils. Due to these curiosity's I will try and enlighten you more on these in the following by explaining the process in which they are formed and explaining some locations where they can be found in large outcrops. "The word 'concretion' is de...
  • Different Rocks In Water
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    I am going conduct an experiment to find the porosity of different rocks. The porosity of a rock is how much water it can hold, or the volume of air gaps that it has. To do this experiment I will soak different rocks in water and measure the differences. The equation for the porosity, expressed as a fraction is X 100 VOLUME OF PORE SPACE TOTAL VOLUME OF ROCK There are quite a lot of factors affecting the porosity of rocks. They include the following: Grain size If the grains are large then there...
  • Arizona's State Bird
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    Arizona Arizona became the 48th state February 14, 1912. This state is very populated. It has over 5 million people. Arizona has something that is known as the four corners. One person can be in four states at one time. You can stand in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico. Arizona leads the nation in copper production. The amount of copper on the roof of the capitol building is equivalent to 4,800,000 pennies. In 1953 after the copper mines closed there was as few as 50 people in Arizona. Th...
  • Metamorphic Rock
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    The 8 most common elements in the earth's crust are Oxygen, Silicon, Aluminum, Iron, Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, & Magnesium. They compose 98.5%of the total crust. A mineral occurs naturally, is a soli, inorganic, has chemical composition and a crystalline structure. Native minerals are single elements. Compounds are 2 or more. There are more compound than native. You can identify minerals by color, streak, luster, hardness, cleavage, and fracture. Minerals form by magma erupting and forming lav...
  • Soils Substrate In Water
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    Leopard Frog - Rana Pipiens Distribution: Found throughout Ontario but more abundant in southern and central Americas. Range: Adults maintain small home ranges (up to 500 m 2) in fields or open forest during the summer. Where terrestrial habitats are quite dry, home ranges include some shoreline. A minimum of 4 ha of terrestrial habitat is recommended for the vicinity of breeding sites, however, individual adults may move several kilometres away. Most recently metamorphosed froglets stay within ...
  • M Californianus In The Intertidal Zone
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    Introduction Mytilus Californianus, also known as the California mussel, is one of the most common creatures on California's rocky shores and in tide pools. They are generally grayish black in color and have very hard shells that only the strongest (or smartest) of predators can open. These mussels attach themselves to rocks very tightly. From time to time they sneak their foot out and touch the rocks, secreting a special thread of cement. After doing this several times, these threads of cement ...

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