Weathering, Erosion, Deposition, Human Impact, and Space

Objectives

7.8(A) predict and describe how catastrophic events such as floods, hurricanes, or tornadoes impact ecosystems

7.8(B) analyze the effects of weathering, erosion, and deposition on the environment in ecoregions of Texas

7.8(C) model the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water in a watershed

 

7.9(a) analyze the characteristics of objects in our solar system that allow life to exist such as the proximity of the Sun, presence of water, and composition of the atmosphere

7.9(b) identify the accommodations, considering the characteristics of our solar system, that enabled manned space exploration

Vocabulary

catastrophic event

drought

earthquake

flood

hurricane

landslide

tornado

tsunami

volcano

wildfire

biological weathering

chemical weathering

mechanical weathering

deposition

erosion

landform

sediment

weathering

aquifer

groundwater

percolate

permeability

pollution

porosity

ground water

water table

watershed

atmosphere

carbon dioxide

composition

oxygen

proximity

solar system

goldilocks zone

solar wind

ultraviolet light

Earth's magnetic field

bone density

accommodation

insulation

deterioration

gravitational pull

vacuum (in space)

8a:

8b:

8c

Watershed Interactive Lesson

What is a Watershed?

9ab

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