Chapter 1

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Chapter 1
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  1. The study of the origin, history, and structure of the Earth and processes that shape the Earth is called.......
    geology
  2. The scientific study of the sea is called ......
    oceanography
  3. ................. are rck chimneys on the ocean floor that spew out black clouds of minerals
    black smokers
  4. The study of the Earth's atmosphere, especially in relation to the weather and climate........
    meteorology
  5. is the study of the universe
    Astronomy
  6. ....................... study stars, asteroids, planets, and everything else in space.
    Astronomers
  7. The study of how humans interact with the environment is called .......................
    environmental science
  8. ................................ make maps of those features by using aerial and satellite photos, and computer mapping systems.
    Cartographers
  9. .......................... are a series of steps that scientists use to answer questions and solve problems
    Scientific methods
  10. is a possible explanation or answer to a question that can be tested.
    hypothesis
  11. is an experiment that tests only one factor, or variable, at a time.
    A controlled experiment
  12. A pattern, plan, representation, or description designed to show the structure or workings of an object, system, or concept is a
    model
  13. are models that you can touch
    physical models
  14. is made up of mathematical equations and data.
    mathematical model
  15. Some
    …………………… models are systems of ideas. Others are based on making comparisons
    with familiar things to help illustrate or explain an idea. One example of a ……………….model
    is the big bang theory
    conceptual
  16. Some
    …………………… models are systems of ideas. Others are based on making comparisons
    with familiar things to help illustrate or explain an idea. One example of a ……………….model
    is the big bang theory
    conceptual, conceptual
  17. is an explanation that ties together many hypotheses and observations.
    theory
  18. Scientists who study the Earth’s atmosphere have developed ……………………….
    climate models to try to imitate Earth’s climate.
    mathematical
  19. The metric system, now called the International System of Units is abbreviate as……..
    SI
  20. A ……………..is the basic SI unit of
    length.
    meter
  21. is the measure of the size of a body or region in three-dimensional space.
    volume
  22. A measure of the amount of matter in an object is
    mass
  23. is a measure of how much surface an object has.
    Area
  24. is a measure of how much surface an object has.
    area



    Density = mass divided by volume

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