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 What is constructive forces Process where Earth is built up by new mountains or new landforms Surtsey island that formed What is destructive forces Process where mountains or landforms are being worn down Waves on Surtsey's shoreline What is a continent Large land mass that is surrounded by sea There are 7 continents What is a rock The material that makes up earth's hard surface There is a lot of it What is a geologist A person who studies teh forces that make and shape Earth A scientist who studies teh Earth What is Geology The study of teh forces that make and shape Earth You can study this in school What is convection and give examples Heat transfer in a movment of a heated fluid Examples: oven, and a convection current If you touch a heated______ What is conduction and give examples Heat transfer through direct contact Examples: heated sand, stove, warm water, burn yourself, heated blankets and grill If you _____ something hot ( It burns you!) What is density The amount of mass in a particular volume density= mass divided by volume D=M/V M=mass V=volume D=density What is a convection current The movement of fluid caused by different temperatures that transfer heat from one part of teh fluid to another Examples: convection currents in the manlte, boiling water When in science class Mr. Gorske boiled water with saw dust What is radiation and give examples Heat transfer through a open space Examples: heat from the sun, microwave, fire, radiator and oven The sun is a example of radiation What is heat transfer The movement of energy from a warmer object to a cooler object It is heat that is transfered Who was Alfred Wegener He was a German scientist who propsed the hypothesis of Continental Drift People rejected his idea What is Continetal Drift It was the hypothesis that states all o fthe Earth's continents were once joined in a single land mass and have since been slowly drifting apart Pangaea What is Pangaea Proposed time when all land masses were connected "Super Continent" All land in Greek, Pan "all", gaea "goddess or Earth"