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where tectonic plates crash into each other, pushing up mountains
Convergent boundaries - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
where tectonic plates move past each other causing faults
Transform boundaries - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
where tectonic plates move away from each other, causing lava flows and volcanoes
Divergent boundaries - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
a place where rock has moved on one or both sides of a plate boundary
Fault - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
a structure that builds up from materials that rises up from within Earth
Volcano - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
the sudden shaking of the Earth caused by the sudden movement of rock along a fault
Earthquake - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
a rapid movement of rock and earth down a slope
Landslide - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
another form of a land slide that occurs after heavy rains
Mudflow - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
a large ocean wave produced by an earthquake on the ocean floor
Tsunami - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
a large, unexpected natural event that causes significant physical damage or destruction
Natural disaster - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
a small, rocky object from space that passes through Earth's atmosphere without burning up completely
Meteorite - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
occur when rain or snowmelt causes too much water to drain into a river, making it overflow its banks
Floods - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
a strong, swirling storm system with wind speeds from 34 mph to greater than 70 mph
Hurricanes - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
a localized, violently rotating column of air rotating from a thunderstorm to the ground
Tornado - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
substances that occur naturally and are useful to people, this includes living and non living things
Natural resources - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
resources that can be replaced in a short period of time
Renewable resources - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
resources that can not be replaced, some metals are plentiful, but the amount on Earth is finite
Nonrenewable resources - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
can be used over and over again
Inexhaustible resources - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
resources are managed in such a way that it can be used indefinitely
Sustainable management - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
occurs when resources are contaminated with harmful substances
Pollution - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
gases in the atmosphere that absorb heat that would otherwise escape to space
Greenhouse gases - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
warming of the temperature on Earth because of greenhouse gases
Greenhouse effect - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
the reduction in the amount of natural resources a person uses
Conservation - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems
a form of conservation, to reuse items
Recycling - Objective 5 Earth/ Space Systems