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1 What natural occurring events change the surface of the Earth?

2 Weathering is the breaking down of rocks and soil. After you look at the picture link record: What do you think caused the rock to look this way? Explain your thinking!!! After you look at the picture link record: What do you think caused the rock to look this way? Explain your thinking!!! y/leveson/core/topics/weathering/picture_ gallery/display/cornwall_rough_tor_4.html y/leveson/core/topics/weathering/picture_ gallery/display/cornwall_rough_tor_4.html y/leveson/core/topics/weathering/picture_ gallery/display/cornwall_rough_tor_4.html y/leveson/core/topics/weathering/picture_ gallery/display/cornwall_rough_tor_4.html

3 Erosion What is the definition of erosion? What is the definition of erosion? How is it different from weathering? How is it different from weathering? _erosion.html _erosion.html _erosion.html _erosion.html

4 How long does it take? It could take years to notice the effects of weathering and erosion to change the shape of the earth. It could take years to notice the effects of weathering and erosion to change the shape of the earth. BUT… sometimes the earth can be changed more quickly. BUT… sometimes the earth can be changed more quickly. Can you think of an example? Can you think of an example?

5 You live in Florida!!! Hurricanes!!! Hurricanes!!! I know you thought of that!!! I know you thought of that!!!

6 Hurricanes List three effects of a hurricane after reading the information on the following link. List three effects of a hurricane after reading the information on the following link. 1.htm 1.htm 1.htm 1.htm

7 Earthquakes also change the surface of the Earth quickly. What causes an earthquake? What causes an earthquake? Where are they located? Where are they located? What does the word “fault” have to do with an earthquake? What does the word “fault” have to do with an earthquake? s/0403/main.html s/0403/main.html s/0403/main.html s/0403/main.html

8 Volcanoes What is the difference between magma and lava? What is the difference between magma and lava? Name three effects of a volcano to Earth’s surface. Name three effects of a volcano to Earth’s surface. s/0312/main.html s/0312/main.html s/0312/main.html s/0312/main.html

9 Tsunami Why are tsunami’s so dangerous? Why are tsunami’s so dangerous? What causes a tsunami? What causes a tsunami? s/9610/kwave/ s/9610/kwave/ s/9610/kwave/ s/9610/kwave/

10 Floods Name two things that could cause a flood. Name two things that could cause a flood. What are the two main types of floods? What are the two main types of floods? ds/science.html ds/science.html ds/science.html ds/science.html

11 Glaciers How do glaciers change the surface of the earth? How do glaciers change the surface of the earth? explorer/0501/articles/mainarticle.html explorer/0501/articles/mainarticle.html explorer/0501/articles/mainarticle.html explorer/0501/articles/mainarticle.html


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