4 Branches of Earth Science Preview Activity for Monday’s Lab! Team 6-B Science!!! Pairs Activity! What are the 4 branches of earth science? • 1. Geology is the study of the origin, history, and structure of the Earth and the processes that shape the Earth. • 2. The scientific study of the sea and/or water is called Oceanography or Hydrology. • 3. The study of Earth’s atmosphere, especially weather and climate is called Meteorology. • 4. Astronomy is the study of the universe. Preview activity procedures.. • Step 1- read each clue carefully • Step 2- work with your partner in finding the movie poster in the room that matches best with the clue • Step 3- write the name of the movie poster on your dry-erase board. • Step 4- When you see or hear “Gimme 5” stop and look up front for the announcement of the answer • Step 5- if you get it correct, you get one point. Clue #1 • Meteorology can deal with clouds..like cloudy skies in a weather forecast_________ Clue 2 • In Astronomy, we will learn about two of these…they are solar and lunar ________ Clue 3 • In Meteorology, we also deal with Earth’s atmosphere and the what it is made up of, like the AIR that we breathe_________ Clue 4 • In Geology, we can dig deep into the soil, creating these and learn about the layers of the soil or the horizons Clue 5 • In Meteorology, severe storms are part of this, including the dangers of lightning________ Clue 6 • In Astronomy, we even study the planets, like the “red planet.” __________ Clue 7 • In Astronomy, we also study small bodies that are found in our solar system, like a streak of light seen in the night sky created by one of these______ Clue 8 • In Geology, we study about rocks. Especially the _____main groups of rocks. Clue 9 • In Hydrology/Oceanography, we study the bottom of the ocean, including animals with big teeth that could be found there_____ Clue 10 • Hydrology is the study of water, like ponds, the water cycle, currents, waves, etc…______ Clue 11 • In Geology, we also study about plate tectonics and big cracks in the Earth’s surface caused by the shaking of the ground from these______ Clue 12 • In Geology, we also study about the eruptions of these, hot spots, the ring of fire_____ Clue 13 • In Meteorology, global and local are two types of these that blow around in different parts of the Earth.______ Clue 14 • In Geology, salinity levels are studied and this substance you even have on french fries that makes it taste even better______ Clue 15 • In Astronomy, there are 3 different types of these that we will study..They are..spiral, elliptical, and irregular. Our Milky Way is one of these and it is classified as a spiral._____ Clue 16 • In Astronomy, we also study the different moon phases, like the phase when we can’t see the moon. It appears dark to us. This is called____________ Bonus #1 • In Meteorology, we also talk about 4 types of precipitation…They are sleet, snow, hail and….________ Bonus #2 • The “Aurora Borealis” is a beautiful, multi- color light display that can be seen in the sky. This is part of the layers of the atmosphere which is part of Meteorology. What poster also has these same beautiful colors in it? Bonus #3 • In Geology, we study about the layers of the Earth. These include the crust, mantle, and the outer and inner_______ Bonus #4 • In Astronomy, there is one planet that is no longer classified as a planet that we will study. It is now known as a “Dwarf” planet. Which poster has that on it?
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