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The mercator projection shows......
a flat view of the world - causes the area and size relations to be distorted
The robinson projection shows...
A rounded view of the world - Causes the poles to appear flatter than they are
What are the 6 types of maps?
Physical maps, political maps, climate maps, economic activities and resources maps, vegetation zones and eco-systems maps, and population density maps.
What are the five themes of geography?
location, place, human/environment interaction, movement, region
What are the different layers of the Earth?
inner core, outer core, mesosphere, asthenosphere, lithosphere.
Is the inner core of the Earth solid or liquid?
Solid - forced together by the pressure pushing on it from the other layers
What are the effects of moving tectonic plates?
Mountains and volcanoes form as well as mid-ocean ridges caused by rising magma
What is the "Ring of Fire"?
the area around the pacific ocean that contains 500 of 800 volcanoes on Earth
How does a location's latitude affect the climate in that area?
farther from equator = colder climate because doesn't receive direct sunlight very often (if ever)
What is a solstice?
When the Earth's poles point at their greatest angle towards or away from the sun, creating the longest and shortest days of the year
What is an equinox?
When the Earth's poles are pointed at a 90 degree angle (not towards or away from the sun), creating equal hours of light and dark
What does the C stand for in the ABC's of culture?
Communication - exchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or sings
What does the G stand for in the ABC's of culture?
Government - the form or system of rule by which a state or community is run
A country that allows the people to choose their leaders and have the power to set government policy is....
Why do people worry about nonrenewable energy resources?
once they are used, they cannot be replaced
What is a fossil fuel?
a nonrenewable mineral formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals and used for fuel
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