1) Understand the use of Scientific Notation and the powers of 10.
2) Become familiar with the prefixes (giga, mega, kilo, centi, milli, etc.)
(Giga 9) (mega 6) (kilo 3) (hector 2) (centi -2) (milli -3) (micro -6) (nano -9)
3) What is the mks metric syste
1) Describe the structure of the water molecule and summarize its physical
and chemical properties.
-consists of two hydrogen atoms (+ charge) and one oxygen (- charge)
-triangular shape (forms 105* angle)
-found in all three states (
2.2: Ch. 2 The Water Planet
The atmosphere acts as a solar shield, which moderates:
1) surface temperature
2) evaporation of water
Reservoirs of Water: all places where water resides on
Earth are called reservoirs.
The time water spends in a re
3.2: Ch. 3 Plate Tectonics
Francis Bacon, 1620: noted the fit of South America and
Africa and suggested that, at one time they were joined.
Eduard Suess, late 1800s: presented evidence of an ancient
southern hemisphere (SH) supercontinent, Gon
4.1: Ch. 4 The Sea Floor and Its Sediments
Measuring Ocean Depth:
Depth measurements, or SOUNDINGS, were made in the past by:
1) ROPE, WITH GREASED LEAD WEIGHT; measured in FATHOMS
(the distance between STRETCH HANDS ~6 FEET)
(for deeper mea
7.1: Ch. 7 The Structure and Motion of the Atmosphere
Basic Radiation Laws
STEFAN-BOLTZMAN LAW (energy of radiation):
The ENERGY emitted by an object is directly proportional to
The 4TH POWER OF ITS TEMPERATURE.
WIENS DISPLACEMENT LAW (m