Introduction to Earth Science

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Introduction to Mrs. Brindley's Earth Science Class. Covers the basics of the different areas of Earth Science.

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Introduction to Earth Science

  1. 1. WELCOME to MRS. BRINDLEY’S EARTH SCIENCE CLASS
  2. 2. Housekeeping Things To Do: <ul><li>Fill Out : (today) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the Student Information Sheet (on QUIA ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Papers You Need to Fill Out : (due Tomorrow) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two Classroom Expectations Sheets (one you keep and the other gets signed and returned) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Contract Sheets (there are two: a signature form (gets returned) and the rules (you keep in your notebook)) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Who Studies the Earth? <ul><li>A scientist who studies the origin, history, and structure of the solid earth and the processes that shape it has a special name. This individual knows a lot about min e ra l s, r o cks, moun t a i ns, g lacier s , g r o und water, and so on. </li></ul><ul><li>To reveal the special name, unscramble the underlined letters in the words above and fill in the blanks. </li></ul><ul><li>This person is known as a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. </li></ul>G e o l o g i s t
  4. 4. Introduction to Earth Science The Four Earth Sciences
  5. 5. Geology : study of the earth’s surface and interior
  6. 6. Oceanography: study of the oceans
  7. 7. Meteorology : study of the atmosphere
  8. 8. Astronomy : study of the universe
  9. 9. Earth Terms <ul><li>Six of the terms below relate to the study of the earth. Match them with their descriptions by writing the term in the space to the right of the description. Click for worksheet . </li></ul><ul><li>astrologer paleonotolgist </li></ul><ul><li>cardiologist petrologist </li></ul><ul><li>cartographer physiologist </li></ul><ul><li>geologist radiologist </li></ul><ul><li>hydrologist seismologist </li></ul><ul><li>Description Related Term </li></ul><ul><li>1. A person who makes maps </li></ul><ul><li>2. A person who studies earthquakes </li></ul><ul><li>3. A person who studies rocks </li></ul><ul><li>4. A person who studies fossils </li></ul><ul><li>5. A person who studies the waters </li></ul><ul><li>of the earth </li></ul><ul><li>6. A person who studies the earth </li></ul>cartographer seismologist petrologist/geologist paleontologist hydrologist geologist
  10. 10. Interdisciplinary...
  11. 11. Interdisciplinary : when the four earth sciences often overlap. <ul><li>Example : a meteorite (astronomy) crashes onto the earth’s surface, creating a crater (geology) and throwing so much dust into the air that sunlight is blocked and the climate cools (meteorology) </li></ul>
  12. 12. (Some scientists think this is how the dinosaurs went extinct)

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