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the asking and answering of questions in order to satisfy curiosity of the natural world
science
the gathering of information by noting facts or occurances
observation
living things
organism
the application of knowledge, tools, and materials to solve practical problems
technology
the study of our planet
Earth Science
the study of living things and their environment
Life Science
the study of matter and energy
Physical Science
a mixture of gases that surround the earth
atmoshere
the measure of force which the air molecules push on
air pressure
the height of an object above the Earth's surface
altitude
% of gases in oxygen
oxygen- 21%
nitrogen- 78%
other- 1%
transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves
radiation
the transfer of thermal energy from one material to another
conduction
the transfer of energy by circulation or movement of a liquid or gas
convection
the Earth's heating process in which the gases in the atmosphere trap thermal energy
Greenhouse Effect
a rise in average global temperatures
Global Warming
your air is moist and warm
Thermosphere
you are cold
Mesosphere
ozone is in you
Stratosphere
we live on you
Troposphere
moving air
wind
circular patterns caused by the rising and sinking of air
convection cells
curving of moving objects such as wind by the Earth's rotation
Coroilis Effect
generally move short distances, but can blow from any direction
local winds
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part of a pattern of air circulation that moves across the Earth
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global winds
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winds that blow 30 degrees latitude to the equator
trade winds
equatorial ocean regions noted for dead clams and light fluctuating breezes such as trade winds
doldrums
name the seven continents from largest to smallest
Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antartica, Europe, and Australia
the five oceans
Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, Southern
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a large mass of land
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continent
the line of latitude around the middle of the globe
runs east and west
divides Earth into north and south
equator
profile of the Earth's atmoshere
Thermosphere
Mesosphere
Stratosphere
Troposphere