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Brain Pop Earth Science #2

Solar Systems Tides Fossils Scientific Method
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sun
star
solar system
8 olanets
Mercury
closest to the sun
Venus
hottest planet
Earth
planet with the right conditions for human life
Saturn
planet with rings
Pluto
cold, dark, and now dwarf planet
Venus
planet that isn't a gas giant
Jupiter
planet with the Great Red Spot
Neptune and Pluto
2 planets that orbits once crossed
tides
rise and fall of ocean water levels
tides
caused by the pull of gravity between the Earth, moon, and sun
high tide
where the ocean bulges
daily tides
change due to the Moon's orbit around the Earth
low tides
2 in the same spot per day
4 am low tide
when is the next low tide if the low tide at 4 pm
high tides
2 in the same spot per day
3 pm low tide
when is the next low tide if the high tide is 9 am
12
number of hours between tides
tidal
energy that doesn't cause much pollution
body fossil
skull of a mammoth that fell into a tar pit
trace fossil
footprint of an extinct animal
deserts, tar pits, and ice
good place to find fossils due to bacteria and decomposers being unable to thrive
buried
in order for an organism to form into a fossil
shells, skeletons, and teeth
parts of the fossil that decay slower than other parts
cast fossil
made of rock
mold fossil
ex. eggshell with no egg inside
fossil fuels
most are carbon-based because life on Earth is made from carbon
temperature and pressure
forces that can turn fossils into fossil fuels
coal, oil, natural
familiar kinds of fossil fuels
analytic
another name for the scientific method logical process
scientific method steps
recognizing a problem, drawing inferences, and testing a hypothesis
theories
confirmed through tests
hypothesis
step after making observations or inferences
consistent
unchanging
theory
discovery of new evidence
biological theory
the theory of evolution that has been tested many times
variable
changes during the experiment, ex. temperature or amount of water
testable hypothesis
a plant needs five hours of sunlight per day
re-think hypothesis
when testing a hypothesis and data doesn't support prediction/conclusion