8th grade World Geography Chapter 2

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8th grade World Geography Chapter 2
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  1. Oceans lakes rivers and other bodies of water make up this part of the earth
    Hydrosphere
  2. Land makes up this part of the earth including continents and islands.
    Lithosphere
  3. a layer of gases extending about 6000 miles above the planet surface . It includes the air we breathe
    Atmosphere
  4. The part of the earth that supports life.
    Biosphere
  5. Part of a continent that extends underwater
    Continental shelf
  6. Is a thick layer of hot dense rock
    Mantle
  7. The theory that the continents were once joined  then slowly drifted apart
    Continental drift
  8. Thick middle layer of the earth interior structure consisting of dence hot rock
    Magma
  9. The term scientists used to describe the activities of continental drift and magma flow which create many of Earth's physical features
    Plate tectonics
  10. A process by which mountains can form as sea plate dive beneath continental plates
    Subduction
  11. A process by Which new land is created when see plate apart and magma wells up between the plate
    Spreading
  12. Pieces of the earth's crust come together slowly as the sea plates slides under the continental plate
    accretion
  13. a bend in layers of rock sometime caused by plate movement
    Folds
  14. A crack or break in the  Earth's crust
    Faults
  15. Water within the Earth that supplies well and springs
    Groundwater
  16. Fin, yellowish-brown topsoil made up of  particles of silt and Clay usually carried by Wind
    Loess
  17. Large body of ice that moves across the surface of the Earth
    Glacier
  18. Piles of Rocky debris left by melting glaciers
    Moraines
  19. Chemical or physical processes such as freezing that breaks down rocks
    Whethering
  20. Wearing away of the earth's surface by wind flowing water or glacier
    Erosion
  21. The process of excess water vapor changing into liquid water when warm air cools
    Condensation
  22. The removal of salt from sea water to make it usable for drinking and farming
    Desalination
  23. Regular movement of water from ocean to air to ground and back to the ocean
    Water cycle
  24. The process of converting into vapor
    Evaporation
  25. Moisture that falls to the Earth as rain sleet hail or snow
    Precipitation
  26. Underground water-bearing layers of Porous rock sand or gravel
    Aquifer

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