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Period 9 science
Imaginary line around the earth that divides the earth into two hemispheres; parallel halfway between the North and South poles.
The turning of an object on its axis.
The movement of the earth in its orbit around the sun.
Ball-shaped; every point on its surface is an equal distance from the center.
A sphere that flattens at its poles and bulges at its equator.
The topmost solid part of the earth.
The part of the earth's surface covered by water.
The envelope of gasses surrounding the earth.
A large land area that measures millions of square kilometers and rises a considerable distance above sea level.
The liquid layer of the earth surrounding the inner core.
The solid, most inner layer of the earth.
The partially melted layer in the mantle.
The layer of the earth that extends from the bottom of the crust to the earth's core.
Mohorovicic discontinuity; the boundary between the crust and the mantle.
The thin most outer layer of the earth.
The drawing of the earth of part of the earth on a flat surface.
The shape of the earth's surface.
A map that shows the different shapes and sizes of a land surface.
The measure of distance north or south of the equator.
The lines from east to west across a map or globe that measures latitude.
The measure of the distance east or west of the prime meridian.
The lines on a map or globe between the points that represent the geographic North and South poles of the earth; measures longitude.
Spherical model of the earth.
The meridian that runs through Greenwich, England, at 0 longitude.
Representation of the curved surface of the earth on a flat piece of paper, in which direction and shape are accurate but size and distances are distorted.
The representation of the curved surface of the earth on a flat piece of paper, in which distance is accurate and size and shape are distorted.