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Unit 1 TEST . Study Guide INFO. Electromagnetic Spectrum. Latitude and longitude. North Pole: 90 degrees N Degrees are divided into 60 minutes Longitude lines converge at the poles. Contour interval.

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unit 1 test

Unit 1 TEST

Study Guide INFO

latitude and longitude
Latitude and longitude
  • North Pole: 90 degrees N
  • Degrees are divided into 60 minutes
  • Longitude lines converge at the poles.
contour interval
Contour interval
  • Contour Intervals are the difference between elevation of two side-by-side contour lines.
  • What is the Contour Interval here?
slide5
GPS
  • Position
  • Elevation
  • Direction
branches of earth science
Branches of Earth science
  • There are lots of different scientific disciplines that fall under the heading of EARTH SCIENCE. Look at these and think about what they study and what branch of EARTH SCIENCE they fall under:
  • Climatology
  • Hydrology
  • Paleo-anything…Paleotology, Paleoecology
  • Ecology
  • Geochemistry
time zones
Time zones
  • 24 Time Zones
  • 15 degrees for each one
  • 1 hour = 15 degrees
branches of earth science again
Branches of Earth science again
  • Match the branch name with the description on your study guide:
  • Astronomy
  • Oceanography
  • Meteorology
  • Geology
latitude and longitude1
Latitude and longitude
  • International Date Line (IDL): 180 degrees longitude
  • When you travel across the IDL, the day changes. East , go back a day. West go forward a day.
scientific thinking review
Scientific thinking review
  • Match these with the statements on your study guide:
  • Scientific Law
  • Scientific Theory
  • Scientific Model
types of maps
Types of maps
  • Mercator – parallel lines of longitude & latitude; exaggerates the size of landmasses near the poles but has correct shape.
  • Conic – used for road & weather maps; lines and points on a cone; very little distortion along latitude.
  • Gnomonic – from a globe at one single point; distorts distance and direction; used for plotting great circle routes.
parts of an experiment
Control
  • Hypothesis
  • Independent Variable
  • Dependent Variable
  • Constant
Parts of an experiment
  • Explanation for something observed.
  • Manipulated or changed by scientist.
  • Changes if other things are changed.
  • Does not change during experiment.
  • The standard of comparison for an experiment.
measurement
measurement
  • Units are very important when measuring. Each mode of measuring has an official unit. Can you remember which goes with which?
  • Area m
  • Density km
  • Length cm2
  • Mass K
  • Temperature (besides Celsius) g/mL
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Maps
  • Cartography
  • Equator
  • 0-90 degrees
  • 0-180 degrees
  • Prime Meridian
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GPS
  • Handheld receiver that helps people determine their exact position on Earth
topex poseidon
Topex / Poseidon
  • Uses radar to map features of the ocean floor
landsat
Landsat
  • Satellite that records surface features as different colors.
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