All About the Moon Brother!!
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Ben Church

The fases of the moon.

As the moon is on one side of the earth then it will be high tide. On the Other side of the earth where the moon isn't it will be low tide.

                            Definitions

Waxing-A moon after a new moon but before a full moon.

Waning-A moon after a full moon and before a new moon.

A gibbous moon is a moon that is more than half full but not quite full.

The Eclipses #eclipses

Who is Copernicus?

  Copernicus was the man who told everybody that the sun was the center of the solar system not the earth.

Why do we have seasons?

 We have seasons because the earth is on an axis which is constantly spinning and is tilted in its orbit. The angle on the different hemispheres make it so the sun hits the earth at different times.

If the sun is closer to us in the winter, why then is it colder?

 the Southern Hemisphere that basks in the most direct rays of the sun, while the Northern Hemisphere receives less dense solar radiation for shorter periods of time.

  The reason that we have day and night is because the earth rotates on its axis and the cycle goes every 24 hours.

Equinox-

The time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length.

Solstice-

Either of the two times in the year, the summer solstice and the winter solstice, when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days.

Plate Tectonics #platetectonics


Alfred Wegener

Alfred Wegener was a meteorologist who theorized continental drift, plate tectonics,  and Pangea the super continent. This was a big deal because he discovered how mountains are created and formed.

Definitions

Convergent- Coming closer together.

Divergent- Tending to be different or out of sort.

Transform Boundaries- When two tectonic plates rub against each other

Rift zone- A feature of some volcanos of which a series of fissures occur.

Subduction zone- A subduction zone is the  biggest smashup on earth marking the collision between two tectonic plates of the planet.

                    THE SCABLANDS

There has been a lot of conflict about how a boulder got in the middle of a barren land. Some geologists say that it was a flood while others say that this was the work of glaciers. However, it is said that plate tectonics are the work of the boulder getting to where it is today.


What plate is off the coast of WA. ?

The Juan de Fuca plate.

The plate tectonics have impact on the Cascades because every year as the playes move the Cascades also move up but only a couple of centimeters.