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Earth & Space I & II
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The general weather of an area over a long period of time.
Moderate temperatures that change with the seasons.
Warm, can be wet, dry, or somewhere in between.
Revolution / Revolve
One complete trip of a plant around the sun. It takes the Earth 365 ¼ days to ____________ around the sun.
A large object that orbits a star.
The air that surrounds Earth.
A measure of the pull of gravity on an object.
The amount of matter in an object or substance.
Changes in water level at the shoreline that are caused by the pull of gravity between Earth and its moon.
A streak of light made by a burning meteoroid in Earth's atmosphere.
The release of water vapor into the air from a plant's leaves.
The outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse.
An eruption on the Sun's surface.
The condition of the atmosphere at a place for a short period of time.
A cold, dry part of the Earth.
The path an object takes as it moves around another object in space.
Rotation / Rotate
To move in a path on an axis.
The force that pulls objects towards the center of the Earth.
A cool spot on the sun's surface that occurs for a short time.
The sun and the objects that orbit around it.
A bowl shaped structure at the top of a volcano or on a planet or moon.
The collection of water, such as stream, puddle, or lake.
Phases of the moon that cycle about every 30 days.
One object in space casting its shadow on another object in space.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
Formed when sediments are pressed together over millions of years.
Resources that can be renewed or replaced by nature.
Resource that can be used over and over and can't be used up in our lifetime.
Formed from the decayed remains of ancient plants and animals. Examples include oil, natural gas, and coal.
Resources that cannot be renewed in our lifetime.
The process of moving sediments from one place to another.
The layer below the crust made of melted rock.
Water that falls to the Earth's surface as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
A crack in the Earth's crust.
To change from a gas to a liquid as the temperature decreases.
Materials in the environment that are useful to people.
Bits of rocks, soil, sand, shells, and remains of organisms.
The process of changing from a liquid to a gas.
Electricity that is produced using the energy of water moving through a dam.
The remains or traces of an organism that lived long ago.
The center of the Earth.
Earth's outer layer, made of solid rock.
Biofuels / Biomass
A fuel that formed from the decayed remains of ancient plants and animals.
A natural structure on Earth's surface.
The process by which rock is worn down and broken apart.
Heat from melted rock deep below the Earth's surface, used to heat buildings and produce electricity.
Energy that comes from the sun.
The process in which materials eroded by water, wind, or ice are dropped in a new place.
Power produced by moving air.
Melted rock below the Earth's surface.
Melted rock that flows out onto Earth's surface.
The wise use and protection of natural resources.
The ability to do work.
The process of weathering and erosion that can be harmful to the Earth.
The process of weathering and erosion that can be helpful to the Earth.
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