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  • What will we study this year in science?
  • The "real" name for this class should be "Earth and Space" Science
  • There are four big parts to our year! Oceanography Oceanography Meteorology Astronomy Geology Let’s take a quick look at each!
  • We will begin the year with Geology!
  • Some topics include…
    • Minerals
    • Rocks
    • Earth’s Structure
    • Geologic Time
    • Fossils
    • Volcanoes
    • Earthquakes
    • Soil Profile
    • Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition
    • Continental Drift
    • Plate Tectonics
    • Energy Resources
    • Ecology
  • unexco.com Rocks and minerals uhh.hawaii.edu Volcanoes
    • Earth’s Structure
    • Wind
    • Energy
    • Plate Tectonics
  • sculpturegallery.com Fossils and prehistoric life! palaeo.gly.bris.ac.uk dinoland.dk
  • In January, we will move on to Oceanography… tgs-inc.com
  • Oceanography is the study of the water found on the earth. Sometimes it is called Hydrology. Hydro- means “water” And -ology means “the study of.”
  • Some topics include…
    • Water Distribution
    • Hydrologic Cycle
    • River System
    • Pollution
    • Conservation
    • Ocean Topography
    • Salinity
    • Waves
    • Currents
    • Tides
  • wallpapers-box.uv.ro Ocean water waves on the ocean The ocean floor geology.ucdavis.edu/
  • www.bcl.com.au pasture.ecn.purdue.edu Currents River Systems
  • Next we will look at Meteorology This is the study of the air and our weather.
  • Some topics include
    • Atmosphere
    • Weather Factors
    • Instruments
    • Fronts
    • Clouds
    • Wind Patterns
    • Air Masses
    • Weather Maps
    • Severe Weather
    • Climate
  •  
  • mypage.bluewin.ch Tornadoes newsfromrussia.com Hurricanes weatherquestions.com Thunderstorms We will discover why these things happen.
  • At the end of the year, we will study Astronomy.
  • Astronomy is the study of our solar system and everything found outside it! That's a lot of stuff!
  • Objects in the Solar System (NASA.gov)
  • Objects outside the Solar System (NASA.gov) Nebula Galaxies Stars
  • So hang on for the best year of science ever !!!!