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The study of earth and space; includes geology, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography.
The science that deals with the universe beyond the Earth. It describes the nature, position, and motion of the stars, planets, and other objects in the skies, and their relation to the Earth.
The basic idea that the Sun and planets formed from the same cloud of gas and dust in interstellar space.
The branch of geology that seeks an understanding of the origin and development of earth.
The mostly solid, rocky part of the Earth; extends from the center of the core to the surface of the crust.
The theory that explains how large pieces of the lithosphere, called plates, move and change shape.
Shows directions between places accurately on a rectangular map but distorts the size of continents, especially near the poles.
A map that shows the shape of surface features and their elevations by use of contours.
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
A group of satellites that travels around the earth which can be used to tell exact locations on the earth.
Any size group of interacting parts that form
a complex whole, usually including energy and matter.
Usable materials that are formed through processes that take millions of years for significant deposits to accumulate.
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