# Intro to Earth Science & Mapping

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Intro to Earth Science & Mapping
PRACTICE TEST

Name the four branches of Earth Science.

Astronomy, Meteorology, Geology, Oceanography

The item that is changed between groups in an experiment is known as the ……………………

Independent Variable

What is being measured as a result in the experiment is known as the ………………………………………

Dependent Variable

What is the base metric unit for length?

meter

Which is larger: kiloliter or milliliter?

Kiloliter 1 kiloliter = 1000 liters 1 liter = 1000 milliliters 1 kiloliter = 1,000,000 milliliters

What type of lines are used to measure distance north or south of the equator?

Latitude lines

Longitude lines measure distance east or west of the __________________________

Prime Meridian

What is the latitude of the North Pole?

90o N

What is the purpose of a LEGEND on a map?

In order to travel from the equator to the South Pole, you would need to travel from ______ o _______ to ______ o _______

0o to 90o S

How are contour lines drawn to show a steep slope?

Close together

A contour line connects all points of __________________________

Equal elevation

Elevation is given as feet above ____________________

Sea level

Sea level is defined as the ____________________

Average between the high tide line and the low tide line.

How are depressions shown on a topographic map?

With hachures

What is the difference in elevation between two contour lines called?

Contour interval

Identify the Independent Variable: Bounty paper towels can absorb more water than any other brand.

Type of paper towels

When you buy a water bottle out of the machine at Green Hope, you get a bottle that holds 560 _____ of water

Milliliters (mL)

How many grams are in one kilogram?

1 kilogram = 1000 grams

If our highway speed limit signs were to switch to metric, the speed limit sign in front of GHHS would be given in ____________ per hour.

Kilometers (km)

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