TAKS Review. Objective 5 The student will demonstrate an understanding of earth and space systems. Plate Tectonics History. Wegener’s theory of Continental Drift—continents move slowly from Pangaea to present day
The student will demonstrate an understanding of earth and space systems.
Divergent Plate Boundary
Convergent Plate Boundary
Transform Plate Boundary
Trench-formed where one plate subducts under another
Sea Floor Spreading
Earth rotates or spins on its axis, taking ~24 hrs to make one rotation. This is what gives us day and night.
The revolution of the Earth around the sun takes 365.25 days. This is what brings us the seasons.
New Moon = no reflected light
Full Moon = full circle of reflected light
Runoff & Groundwater
The SUN is the driving energy force of the water cycle
Precipitation can be in the form of rain, sleet, snow, or hail
Condensation = the formation of clouds
Water on the ground can either RUNOFF into streams, rivers, lakes, etc. or percolate through the soil to become GROUNDWATER
Evaporation = liquid water to gaseous water or water vapor