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    • Physical GeographyPhysical Geography Class 2: Introduction toClass 2: Introduction to Geography, Science, Earth’sGeography, Science, Earth’s SpheresSpheres
    • What’s your major?What’s your major? 91% 9% 1 2 1.1. Elementary edElementary ed 2.2. OtherOther
    • Concentration (if elem.Concentration (if elem. Ed)?Ed)? 10%0% 90% 0%0% 1 2 3 4 5 1.1. HistoryHistory 2.2. LanguageLanguage 3.3. EnglishEnglish 4.4. MathMath 5.5. ScienceScience
    • My interest in EarthMy interest in Earth ScienceScience 18% 27% 27% 27% 0% 1.1. Learning about this interests andLearning about this interests and excites meexcites me 2.2. I’m fairly interestedI’m fairly interested 3.3. I’m neutralI’m neutral 4.4. Not very interestedNot very interested 5.5. Not at all interested.Not at all interested.
    • My comfort level withMy comfort level with Earth ScienceEarth Science 9% 55% 18% 18% 0% 1.1. I’m very comfortableI’m very comfortable 2.2. I’m fairly comfortableI’m fairly comfortable 3.3. I’m neutralI’m neutral 4.4. I’m slightly uncomfortableI’m slightly uncomfortable 5.5. I’m very intimidated – notI’m very intimidated – not comfortable at allcomfortable at all
    • The Earth SystemThe Earth System
    • Physical GeographyPhysical Geography  Study of processes and features thatStudy of processes and features that make up the Earth, including themake up the Earth, including the human environment where ithuman environment where it interfaces with the earth.interfaces with the earth.
    • SpecialtiesSpecialties  MeteorologyMeteorology  ClimatologyClimatology  GeomorphologyGeomorphology  BiogeographyBiogeography  Soil scientistsSoil scientists  OceanographersOceanographers  HydrologistsHydrologists
    • Themes of Geography 1. Location
    • 2. Characteristics of Places/Regions
    • 3. Spatial Distribution/ Patterns
    • 3. Spatial Patterns3. Spatial Patterns
    • 4. Spatial Interaction4. Spatial Interaction  Destruction of the RainforestDestruction of the Rainforest
    • 4. Spatial Interaction  Mt. Pinatubo and worldwide temperatures
    • 5. Changes in Earth’s Features and Systems
    • 6. Human – Environmental Interactions  Post-Katrina New Orleans
    • The Process of ScienceThe Process of Science  Must be “testable”Must be “testable”
    • 1. Make observation1. Make observation
    • 2. Propose hypothesis2. Propose hypothesis
    • 3. Technique to test3. Technique to test hypothesishypothesis
    • 4. Use technique,4. Use technique, make observationsmake observations
    • 5. Does test support or5. Does test support or reject hypothesis?reject hypothesis?
    • 6. Accept? Reject?6. Accept? Reject? Reformulate?Reformulate?
    • 7. Additional testing?7. Additional testing?
    • ““Scientific theory”Scientific theory” vs. a regular old theoryvs. a regular old theory
    • Major Divisions/SpheresMajor Divisions/Spheres  AtmosphereAtmosphere  LithosphereLithosphere  HydrosphereHydrosphere  BiosphereBiosphere
    • AtmosphereAtmosphere
    • LithosphereLithosphere
    • HydrosphereHydrosphere
    • BiosphereBiosphere
    • Interactions betweenInteractions between SpheresSpheres