Introduction to Earth Science

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Introduction to Earth Science

  1. 1. Intro to Earth Science Chapter 1: Sect 1 Mrs. Marriott
  2. 2. What is Earth Science? <ul><li>Study of Earth and the universe around it </li></ul><ul><li>Helps us understand our place in universe </li></ul>&quot;Globe West.&quot; Visible Earth. Web. 1 Jul 2011. <http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2429>.
  3. 3. Branches of Earth Science <ul><li>Geology – Study of the origin, history, processes, and structure of the solid Earth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for coal, oil, gas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study earthquakes & volcanoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study fossils to learn about past </li></ul></ul>&quot;The Day the Volcano Erupted - A Halloween Horror Story.&quot; Flickr. Web. 1 Jul 2011. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/coolinsights/5127279893/>. &quot;Fish Fossil.&quot; Flickr. Web. 1 Jul 2011. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsbluff/3112168961/>.
  4. 4. Branches of Earth Science <ul><li>2. Oceanography – Study of Earth’s oceans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Study waves, tides, currents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study ocean floor for clues of Earth’s history </li></ul></ul>&quot;The Tube.&quot; Flickr. Web. 1 Jul 2011. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/mistybushell/2161046983/>. &quot;Ocean Currents.&quot; KidsGeo.com. Web. 1 Jul 2011. <http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0145-ocean-currents.php>.
  5. 5. Branches of Earth Science <ul><li>3. Meteorology – Study of Earth’s atmosphere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make weather observations using satellite images and computer models </li></ul></ul>&quot;Hurricane Fran.&quot; Web. 1 Jul 2011. <http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/rsd/images/Fran19960904color3a_hg.jpg>. Web. 1 Jul 2011. <http://addins.wrex.com/blogs/weather/2010/03/tornado-safety-tips>.
  6. 6. Branches of Earth Science <ul><li>4. Astronomy – Study of the universe beyond Earth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of oldest branches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Babylonians charted planets & stars 4,000 years ago </li></ul></ul>&quot;M81 Galaxy is Pretty in Pink.&quot; nasa.gov. Web. 1 Jul 2011. <http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitzer/multimedia/spitzer-20070604.html>. nasa.gov. Web. 1 Jul 2011. <http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/venusfact.html>.
  7. 7. Branches of Earth Science <ul><li>5. Environmental Science – Study of way humans interact with their environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newest branch of Earth Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study natural resources, pollution, and health of plants and animals on Earth </li></ul></ul>&quot;Pollution, Dominican Republic.&quot; flickr. Web. 1 Jul 2011. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/virgomerry/86976318/>. &quot;Peony.&quot; flickr. Web. 1 Jul 2011. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennmarri/2646242761/in/set-72157623685399643>. &quot;Hunter.&quot; flickr. Web. 1 Jul 2011. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennmarri/3233075110/in/set-72157603955023396/>.
  8. 8. Textbook Resources <ul><li>Allison, Ph.D., Mead A., Arthur T. DeGaetano, Ph.D., and Jay M. Pasachoff, Ph.D. Earth Science. Austin, Texas: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 2008. 26-45, 754-767. Print. </li></ul>

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