Arizona Victor L. Earth Science Per.3
Introduction • I flew to Arizona from Midway Airport to Scottsdale Arizona. • The temp. was around 100 degrees everyday. • We walked all around town and went to a old cowboy fort and an Indian reservation.
Arizona Facts • Arizona’s population is about 5,580,811. • Arizona is 4,500 feet above sea level. • Arizona is 113,635 square miles. • The hottest Arizona has gotten is around 112 degrees.
Scorpions • Scorpion Venom • About 20 scorpion species worldwide also have venom potent enough to be considered deadly to humans. The world's most dangerous scorpions live in North Africa, the Middle East, South America, India, and Mexico. • Scorpion venoms are complex mixtures of neurotoxins. The venom may produce severe pain and swelling at the site of the sting, numbness, frothing at the mouth, difficulties in breathing (including respiratory paralysis), muscle twitching, and convulsions. Death is rare, especially in more recent times. An antivenin is available for severe cases.
The Grand Canyon • Grand Canyon, exceptionally deep, steep-walled canyon in northwestern Arizona, excavated by the Colorado River. • The Grand Canyon is 446 km (277 mi) long, up to 29 km (18 mi) wide, and more than 1500 m (5000 ft) deep. • The entire canyon is extremely beautiful, containing towering buttes, mesas, and valleys within its main gorge. • A spectacular section of the canyon, together with plateau areas on either side of it, are preserved as the Grand Canyon National Park, which receives about four million visitors a year.
Things to do at the Canyon Helicopter Tours and Airlines Hikes, different tours, horseback rides, and expeditions
Meteor Crater Meteor Crater is located off interstate 40 at exit 233, 35 miles east of Flagstaff, 20 miles west of Winslow, in Arizona, USA.
Red Rocks Cathedral Rock Famous Red Rock Mountains in Sedona, Arizona.
Phoenix Zoo • Monkey Village will be home to primates found in Central and South America including squirrel monkeys and saki monkeys. Visitors to the grand opening celebration will experience the sights, sounds and smells of the culture of South America. • Located on the Tropics Trail, this new primate encounter will showcase nearly 12,000 square feet of jungle-like habitat designed to provide Zoo visitors with a remarkable opportunity to walk-through and observe different types of primates in one area.
Fossils in Arizona • Fossil Canyon
Corophioides are annelid worms that burrow through this sediment sandstone.
Bibliography • Arizona pictures: http://images.google.com/images?q=arizona&ie=UTF-8&hl=en • The Grand Canyon: http://www.thecanyon.com/ • Arizona websites