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How Rocks Form: Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks

Why study rocks? -Many, many uses! – writing tools (chalk, pencils), building materials (marble, concrete), fuels (coal), scouring powder (pumice, sand), weapons (flint, obsidian) Rock: a group of minerals bound together –          found in the Earth’s crust and mantle The Rock Cycle: the continuous process of rock formation and change – Presents a “map” of…

Analysis of Scientific Experiments (Scientific Method)

In order to create and perform scientific experiments, you must first become aware of the parts that are involved in designing an appropriate experiment, as well as the vocabulary that is associated with each part. Vocabulary associated with scientific experiments: –variable: any part of an experiment that can vary –control: any part of the experiment…

What makes the wind blow? Factors Affecting Winds & Patterns

Wind:  the horizontal movement of air –Useful in many ways: 1. moderates surface temperatures 2. distributes moisture 3. cleanses the atmosphere -Wind is constantly blowing across Earth’s surface! –What sets the air into motion? *Differences in air pressure! -Air wants to flow from an area of high-pressure to an area of low-pressure. *For example: When…