Where? Where? Science,Where’s Science? It’s Everywhere! Where? Where?
Welcome to the 7 Wonders of the World All chosen by geological importance and its popularity with tourists.
MOUNTEVEREST Located: Border of Nepal and Tibet Created by: Collision of 2 tectonic plates. The highest is the Himalayas. The range rises about 1 cm/year
The Grand Canyon Located: Northwestern Arizona for 277 miles Created by: Erosion of rock by Colorado R. over a period of 6 mya.
MATTERHORN Located: Switzerland & Italy Created by: Glaciers formed the horn by eroding rock from the Mtn. as they pushed inward from opposite sides. (14,692 ft.)
AYERS ROCK Location: Desert in Central Australia Created by: Plate movement: It rises 1,142 ft. It is composed of red sandstone and is the World’s largest Monolith.
Victoria Falls Located: Zambezi R. in S. Africa Drops 355 ft. into a gorge.
METEOR CRATER Located: Winslow, Arizona Created by: Meteorite that struck the Earth about 50,000 years ago. *570 ft. deep and 4,180 ft. wide
Great Barrier Reef Located: Off the coast of Australia – 1,250 miles long. Created by: Small islands of solid coral. Coral is hardened skeletons of animals called polyps that have died. Billions of live polyps add a brilliant coloring to the reef.
Food Cosmetics Clothes Toilets Automobiles Telephones Space Exploration Radio Airplanes Skiing/Snowboarding Television Computers Lights Heat & Air in Homes Jewelry Medicine IV. Benefits of Science
Science Is All Around Us Your assignment this year is to come to appreciate it and try to understand it a little bit better. Words and Ideas have already changed the World. Who knows, your idea may be next!