Each half of the globe
The imaginary line that divides the Earth into north and south halves
The imaginary line that divides the Earth into east and west halves
Global positioning system
A devise that uses satellites to give an exact location
Landmasses above the water on Earth that fit together like a huge jigsaw puzzle.
The sun and 9 planets as well as other celestial bodies that orbit the sun.
The center of the Earth that is made up of iron and nickle.
The part of Earth surrounding the core that has several layers and makes up most of the Earth's mass.
The thin layer of rock at the Earth's surface
The layer of gases surrounding the Earth
The solid rock portion of the Earth that includes the crust and uppermost mantel
Is made up of the water elements on earth and includes oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and water in the atmosphere.
The part of the earth were plants and animals live.
The hypothesis by Alfred Wagner, that the Earth was once on super continent, called Pangaea, and slowly divided and drifted apart.
The continues circulation of water between the atmosphere, oceans and Earth.
The Earths surface from the edge of a continent to the deep part of the ocean
The difference in elevation of a landform from its lowest point to its highest
The combination of the surface shape and composition and their distribution in a region
Enormous moving pieces of the Earth's lithosphere
A fracture in the Earth's crust created by pressures exerted by plate movement
A violent movement of the Earth created when tectonic plate grind or slip past each other at a fault
A special device that measures the size of the waves in an earthquake
The point directly above the focus of an earthquake
Uses information collected by seismographs to determine the relative strength of an earthquake
A giant wave in the ocean created by an earthquake
A crack in the Earth's surface that magma, water and gasses pour out of
Ring of fire
A zone around the rim of the Pacific ocean that is the location of the vast majority of active volcanoes.
The physical and chemical process that change the characteristics of rock on or near the Earth's surface
Occurs when weathered material is moved by the act of wind, water, ice or gravity
is the changing of landforms by slowly moving glaciers
The total of knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors shared by and passed down by the members of a specific group
A group that shares a geographic region, a sense of identity, and a culture
A specific group that shares a language, customs and a common heritage
Taking existing technology and creating something new to meet a need
The spread of ideas, inventions or patterns of behavior
Belief in a supernatural power, or powers, that are regarded as the creators and maintainers of the universe.
Religion with belief in one god
Religion with belief in many gods.
Religion with belief in divine forces in nature
The number of live births per thousand population
Shows the average number of children, women of childbearing age would have in their lifetime.
The number of deaths per thousand people.
A geographic devise that shows gender and age distribution of a population.
Push pull factors
Factors that cause people to leave their homeland and migrate somewhere else.