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Earth Science: Essential Terms 3

Earth Science: Essential Terms 3

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year
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time a planet takes for one revolution around the sun
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eclipse
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when one celestial body passes over another, blocking its illumination
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rock strata
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distinctive layers of sedimentary rock laid down in succession by natural forces
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fossils
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remains or impression of prehistoric organisms
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folding
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when flat rock surfaces are bent and become deformed
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breaking
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a change in topography such as a fault or deep valley
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uplifting
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land raised to a higher level, such as mountain building
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geophysical
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related to the earth and its environment
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paleontological
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related to life in prehistoric times represented by fossils
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structural
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related to the structure of rocks and earth's crust
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ocean
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body of salt water that covers 70% of earth's surface
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biogeochemical cycle (ex: water cycle)
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flow of chemicals between living organisms and the physical world
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