Unit 4 - Earth Systems & Resources

TEST DATE:
11.21.19

Topics in this unit include, but are not limited to: plate tectonics, soil formation and erosion, soil composition and properties, Earth’s atmosphere, global wind patterns, watersheds, solar radiation and Earth’s seasons, Earth’s geography and climate, and el niño and la niña.

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Although information students are responsible for may go beyond what's included in the textbook, information from the following textbook pages correspond to this unit: 88-99, 207-225, 235-246. Be sure to use the syllabus to focus your study.

HANDOUTS
ACTIVITIES
POWERPOINTS
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Modified Mercalli Scale
PLATE TECTONIC THEORY
EL NINO 101
THE CORIOLIS EFFECT
HOW EARTH MOVES
CONVECTION WITHIN THE EARTH
EL NINO & LA NINA EXPLAINED
ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION
THE WATER CYCLE