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Earth's Physical Geography
orbit
revolution
axis
rotation
The path one body makes as it circles around another
Circular motion
An imaginary line through Earth between the North and South p…
A complete turn
orbit
The path one body makes as it circles around another
revolution
Circular motion
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Chapter 2 - Earth's Physical Geography (2)
97 percent
mouth
Water turns from a liquid into a gas.
rain shadow
What percentage of the Earth's water is salt water?
The place where a river empties in to another body of water i…
What is evaporation?
All of the following are biomes EXCEPT ______________________.
97 percent
What percentage of the Earth's water is salt water?
mouth
The place where a river empties in to another body of water i…
23 terms
Chapter 2- Earth's Physical Geography
orbit
revolution
axis
rotation
the path one body makes as it circles around another
circular motion
an imaginary line running through Earth between North and Sou…
each complete turn
orbit
the path one body makes as it circles around another
revolution
circular motion
23 terms
Chapter 2 Earth's Physical Geography
Orbit
Revolution
Axis
Rotation
the path one body makes as it circles around another
circular motion
an imaginary line through Earth between the North and South p…
a complete turn
Orbit
the path one body makes as it circles around another
Revolution
circular motion
24 terms
Ch 2 - Earth's Physical Geography
plate tectonics
faults
weathering
erosion
scientific theory that explains how processes within the Eart…
crack in the Earth's crust where two tectonic plates meet; pr…
process in which rock is broken into smaller pieces by water…
process by which weathered bits of rock are moved elsewhere b…
plate tectonics
scientific theory that explains how processes within the Eart…
faults
crack in the Earth's crust where two tectonic plates meet; pr…
12 terms
Chapter 2: Earth's Physical Geography (1)
iron and nickel
two larger landmasses
tectonic movement
changes from gas to a liquid
Scientists believe Earth's inner core is made up of _________…
What does an isthmus connect?
What causes volcanoes and earthquakes?
Condensation occurs when water ___________________________.
iron and nickel
Scientists believe Earth's inner core is made up of _________…
two larger landmasses
What does an isthmus connect?
32 terms
Ch. 2 Earth's Physical Geography
orbit
revolution
axis
rotation
the path one body makes as it circles around another
circular motion
an imaginary line through Earth between the North and South P…
a complete turn
orbit
the path one body makes as it circles around another
revolution
circular motion
32 terms
Geography Chapter 2: Earth's Physical Geography
axis
orbit
climate
rotation
an imaginary line through Earth between the North and South p…
the path one body makes as it circles around another
the term used for the weather patterns that an area typically…
a complete turn of the earth, like a top on its axis, as it t…
axis
an imaginary line through Earth between the North and South p…
orbit
the path one body makes as it circles around another
16 terms
Earth's Physical Geography
revolution
weather
mountain
vegetation
Earth's yearly orbit around the Sun
The state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards he…
land that rises above surrounding land with steep slopes and…
all the plants and trees in an area
revolution
Earth's yearly orbit around the Sun
weather
The state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards he…
24 terms
SS Chp. 2 - Earth's Physical Geography
orbit
revolution
axis
rotation
path one body makes as it circles around another
circular motion
an imaginary line through the Earth between the North and Sou…
a complete turn
orbit
path one body makes as it circles around another
revolution
circular motion
24 terms
Earth's Physical Geography--Chapter 2
revolution
rotation
orbit
vegetation
one complete orbit of the Earth around the sun
the spinning motion of the Earth
the Earth's path around the sun
the plant life in an area
revolution
one complete orbit of the Earth around the sun
rotation
the spinning motion of the Earth
26 terms
Geography Chapter 2 - Earth's Physical Geography
atmosphere
climate
high latitudes
hill
the band of gases that surrounds the Earth
the weather patterns that an area experiences over time
the regions between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole, and…
a landform with a rounded top that is lower and less steep th…
atmosphere
the band of gases that surrounds the Earth
climate
the weather patterns that an area experiences over time
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Ch.2 Earth's Physical Geography
landforms
mountains
hills
plateau
shapes and types of land
landforms that rise usually more than 2,000 feet above sea le…
lower and less steep than mountains
large, elevated piece of flat land
landforms
shapes and types of land
mountains
landforms that rise usually more than 2,000 feet above sea le…
22 terms
Chapter 2 Earth's Physical Geography
Orbit
Revolution
Axis
Rotation
the path one body makes as it circles around another.
circular motion
an imaginary line through Earth between the North and South p…
a complete turn
Orbit
the path one body makes as it circles around another.
Revolution
circular motion
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Chapter 2: Earth's Physical Geography
orbit
axis
revolution
atmonsphere
to circle around something
an imaginary line that runs through Earth's center from the N…
a complete trip of Earth around the sun
the layer of gases surrounding Earth
orbit
to circle around something
axis
an imaginary line that runs through Earth's center from the N…
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Chapter 2: Earth's Physical Geography
How many time zones does Earth have?
Why do seasons exist?
How do we know when the Spring Equinox…
What is the difference between orbit a…
24
The tilt of the Earth on its axis forces the Earth to lean to…
The nights and days are equal in length
Orbit is the path an object takes around another object.... Rev…
How many time zones does Earth have?
24
Why do seasons exist?
The tilt of the Earth on its axis forces the Earth to lean to…
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Earth's Physical Geography
Orbit
Axis
Pangaea
Plate Tectonics
The path followed by an object in space
An imaginary line around which a planet runs
In a distant past a large landmass pangaea
The theory that earth's crust is made of huge,slowly moving s…
Orbit
The path followed by an object in space
Axis
An imaginary line around which a planet runs
26 terms
Ch 2 - Earth's Physical Geography
orbit
revolution
axis
rotation
the path the earth makes as it goes around the sun
circular motion - 365.25 days
imaginary line through north and south poles
complete turn - 24 hours
orbit
the path the earth makes as it goes around the sun
revolution
circular motion - 365.25 days
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Chapter 2 Earth's Physical Geography
What are mountains?
What are hills?
What are plateaus?
What are plains?
landforms that rise usually more than 2,000 feet above sea le…
lower and less steep than mountains
a large, elevated piece of flat land
large areas of flat or gently rolling land
What are mountains?
landforms that rise usually more than 2,000 feet above sea le…
What are hills?
lower and less steep than mountains
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Chapter 2: Earth's Physical Geography
Orbit
Revolution
Axis
Rotation
The path one body makes as it circles around another.
Circular motion.
An imaginary line through Earth between the North and South p…
One complete turn.
Orbit
The path one body makes as it circles around another.
Revolution
Circular motion.
41 terms
Chapter 2 - Earth's Physical Geography
core
magma
continent
earthquake
area at the center of the Earth, which includes a solid inner…
hot melted rock inside the Earth that flows to the surface wh…
large landmass that rises above an ocean
sudden and violent movement of the Earth's crust that shakes…
core
area at the center of the Earth, which includes a solid inner…
magma
hot melted rock inside the Earth that flows to the surface wh…
29 terms
Ch. 2: Earth's Physical Geography
Orbit
Revolution
Axis
Rotation
A curved path, usually elliptical, that one body makes as it…
A circular motion or course a heavenly body takes as it rotat…
An imaginary line running through Earth between the North and…
The movement or path of the earth or a heavenly body turning…
Orbit
A curved path, usually elliptical, that one body makes as it…
Revolution
A circular motion or course a heavenly body takes as it rotat…
43 terms
Earth's Physical Geography
What galaxy is Earth located in?
Why is our galaxy called "The Milky Wa…
What does the earth spin on?
What is another word for the earth's s…
The Milky Way
It looks like spilled milk
An axis
Rotation
What galaxy is Earth located in?
The Milky Way
Why is our galaxy called "The Milky Wa…
It looks like spilled milk
8 terms
Chapter 2: Earth's Physical Geography
climate
savanna
canopy
tundra
the average weather of a place over many years
parklike landscape of grasslands with scattered trees that ca…
the layer formed by the uppermost branches of the rain forest
an area of cold climate and low-lyig vegetation
climate
the average weather of a place over many years
savanna
parklike landscape of grasslands with scattered trees that ca…
23 terms
Chapter 2 Earth's Physical Geography
Orbit
Revolution
Axis
Rotation
the path one body makes as it circles around another.
circular motion
an imaginary line through Earth between the North and South p…
a complete turn
Orbit
the path one body makes as it circles around another.
Revolution
circular motion
25 terms
Earth's Physical Geography
orbit
revolution
axis
rotation
The path one body makes as it circles around another
Circular motion
An imaginary line through Earth between the North and South p…
A complete turn
orbit
The path one body makes as it circles around another
revolution
Circular motion
27 terms
Earth's Physical Geography
orbit
revolution
axis
low latitudes
the path a body follows as it travels around another body in…
the motion of a body that travels around another body in spac…
latitudes that are low
orbit
the path a body follows as it travels around another body in…
revolution
the motion of a body that travels around another body in spac…
26 terms
Earth's Physical Geography
WEATHER
PRECIPITATION
TEMPERATURE
CLIMATE
the day to day changes in temperature and precipitation
water that falls from the atmosphere in the form of rain, sle…
the degree of hotness or coldness of the air
the weather patterns an area experiences over time
WEATHER
the day to day changes in temperature and precipitation
PRECIPITATION
water that falls from the atmosphere in the form of rain, sle…
12 terms
Earth's Physical Geography
Orbit
Revolution
Rotation
Axis
the path a body follows as it travels around another body in…
the motion of a body that travels around another body in spac…
the spin of a body on it's axis
An imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and the…
Orbit
the path a body follows as it travels around another body in…
Revolution
the motion of a body that travels around another body in spac…
40 terms
Chapter 2 Earth's Physical Geography
core
mantle
magma
crust
area at the center of the Earth, which includes a solid inner…
Earth's thickest layer, found between the core and the crust.…
hot melted rock inside the Earth that flows to the surface wh…
uppermost layer of the Earth. pg. 45
core
area at the center of the Earth, which includes a solid inner…
mantle
Earth's thickest layer, found between the core and the crust.…
31 terms
Ch 2 Earth's Physical Geography
westerlies
tributary
contour plowing
irrigation
winds that blow over North America
stream that feeds into a larger river
technique used to limit the loss of topsoil
watering of crops
westerlies
winds that blow over North America
tributary
stream that feeds into a larger river
22 terms
Chpt 2 - Earth's Physical Geography
ecosystem
pesticides
aquifers
oxygen
A place shared by plants and animals that depend on one anoth…
chemicals used to protect crops from insects, but can pollute…
underground layers of rock through which water flows
a vital element that is given off by trees
ecosystem
A place shared by plants and animals that depend on one anoth…
pesticides
chemicals used to protect crops from insects, but can pollute…
15 terms
EARTH'S PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
prevailing winds
precipitation
crust
aquifer
pattern that a major wind system follows over time
water droplets falling to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, or…
earth's upper layer
underground layer of rock through which water flows
prevailing winds
pattern that a major wind system follows over time
precipitation
water droplets falling to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, or…
16 terms
Earth's Physical Geography
Westerlies
Tributary
Contour Plowing
Continental Shelf
Winds that blow over North America
Stream that feeds into a larger river
Technique used to limit the loss of topsoil
underwater plateau
Westerlies
Winds that blow over North America
Tributary
Stream that feeds into a larger river
40 terms
Chapter 2 Earth's Physical Geography
Earth has 4 different layers, what are…
What % of the Earth's surface is cover…
Explain the water cycle...
What % of Earth's water is freshwater?
crust, mantle, outer core, inner core
70%
Evaporation, condensation, percipitation, collection
3%
Earth has 4 different layers, what are…
crust, mantle, outer core, inner core
What % of the Earth's surface is cover…
70%
42 terms
Earth's Physical Geography
Erosion
Crust
Mantle
Magma
Process by which weathered rock and soil are moved from one p…
Part of earth that includes the continents.
Layer of hot, dense rock surrounding the Earth's core.
melted rock that is called lava when it comes from a volcano.
Erosion
Process by which weathered rock and soil are moved from one p…
Crust
Part of earth that includes the continents.
23 terms
Earth's Physical Geography Section 1&2
What galaxy is Earth located in?
Why is our galaxy called "The Milky Wa…
What does the earth spin on?
What is another word for the earth's s…
The Milky Way
It looks like spilled milk
An axis
Rotation
What galaxy is Earth located in?
The Milky Way
Why is our galaxy called "The Milky Wa…
It looks like spilled milk
19 terms
Earth's Physical Geography
continental shelf
aquifer
condensation
trench
a plateau off of a continent that lies under the ocean and st…
an underground layer of rock through which water flows
a part of the water cycle; a process in which water changes f…
a deep cut in the ocean floor
continental shelf
a plateau off of a continent that lies under the ocean and st…
aquifer
an underground layer of rock through which water flows
27 terms
Earth's Physical Geography
Winter Solstice
Summer Solstice
Equinox
Tropic of Cancer
The day of the year that has the fewest hours of sunlight and…
The day of the year that has the most hours of sunlight and t…
Either of the days in spring and fall in which the noon sun i…
On June 21st the North Pole is tilted at 23 1/2 degrees latit…
Winter Solstice
The day of the year that has the fewest hours of sunlight and…
Summer Solstice
The day of the year that has the most hours of sunlight and t…
17 terms
Chapter 2: Earth's Physical Geography
Orbit
Revolution
Axis
Rotation
The path one body makes as it circles around another.
Circular revolution.
An imaginary line through Earth between the North and South p…
A complete turn.
Orbit
The path one body makes as it circles around another.
Revolution
Circular revolution.
39 terms
Chapter 2 Earth's Physical Geography
mantle
magma
crust
continent
layer of hot, dense rock surrounding the earth's core
melted rock of an active volcano
earth's upper layer
seven large land areas
mantle
layer of hot, dense rock surrounding the earth's core
magma
melted rock of an active volcano
40 terms
Vocab Earth's Physical Geography Exploring Our World Chapter 2
core
mantle
magma
crust
Hot iron mixed with other metals and rock
A layer of hot ,dense rock about 1,770 miles thick
Melted rock
Upper layer of earth, thin rocky shell that forms on the surf…
core
Hot iron mixed with other metals and rock
mantle
A layer of hot ,dense rock about 1,770 miles thick
25 terms
Earth's Physical Geography
vertical climate
vegetation
tempeature
revolution
the overall weather of a region as influenced by elevation; t…
plants that naturally grow in an area
the degree of hotness or coolness of something
one complete orbit around the sun(3651/4)
vertical climate
the overall weather of a region as influenced by elevation; t…
vegetation
plants that naturally grow in an area
15 terms
EARTH'S PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
prevailing winds
precipitation
crust
aquifer
pattern that a major wind system follows over time
water droplets falling to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, or…
earth's upper layer
underground layer of rock through which water flows
prevailing winds
pattern that a major wind system follows over time
precipitation
water droplets falling to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, or…
26 terms
Earth's Physical Geography
WEATHER
PRECIPITATION
TEMPERATURE
CLIMATE
the day to day changes in temperature and precipitation
water that falls from the atmosphere in the form of rain, sle…
the degree of hotness or coldness of the air
the weather patterns an area experiences over time
WEATHER
the day to day changes in temperature and precipitation
PRECIPITATION
water that falls from the atmosphere in the form of rain, sle…
30 terms
Chapter 2 - Earth's Physical Geography
climate
orbit
plate
weather
the average weather over many years
the path of the Earth as it circles the sun
a huge block of Earth's crust
the condition of the air and sky from day to day
climate
the average weather over many years
orbit
the path of the Earth as it circles the sun
9 terms
Earth's Physical Geography
continental shelf
trench
groundwater
aquifer
the area of seabed around a large landmass where the sea is r…
a long, narrow ditch.
water found underground in the cracks and spaces in soil, san…
a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundw…
continental shelf
the area of seabed around a large landmass where the sea is r…
trench
a long, narrow ditch.
40 terms
Chapter 2 Earth's Physical Geography
core
mantle
magma
crust
area at the center of the Earth, which includes a solid inner…
Earth's thickest layer, found between the core and the crust.…
hot melted rock inside the Earth that flows to the surface wh…
uppermost layer of the Earth. pg. 45
core
area at the center of the Earth, which includes a solid inner…
mantle
Earth's thickest layer, found between the core and the crust.…
17 terms
Chapter 2 Vocabulary: Earth's Physical Geography
orbit
revolution
axis
rotation
the path one body makes as it circles around another.
a circular journey
an imaginary line around which a planet turns. Earths axis ru…
a complete turn
orbit
the path one body makes as it circles around another.
revolution
a circular journey
40 terms
Chapter 2 Earth's Physical Geography
core
mantle
magma
crust
area at the center of the Earth, which includes a solid inner…
Earth's thickest layer, found between the core and the crust.…
hot melted rock inside the Earth that flows to the surface wh…
uppermost layer of the Earth. pg. 45
core
area at the center of the Earth, which includes a solid inner…
mantle
Earth's thickest layer, found between the core and the crust.…
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