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Weather, Geology & the Earth - Chapter Summary
This collection of lessons covers essential information related to the Earth's geology and weather. These short and engaging lessons cover geological concepts such as weathering, geological formations, erosion and more. You'll observe how gravity influences the Earth's tides and describe the impact humans have had on the environment. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the effects of the Earth's rotation and revolution
- Identify the name of each moon phase
- Understand how the Earth's tides are influenced by gravity, the moon and the sun
- Know the differences between weather and climate
- Define and explain weathering
- Assess how landforms are affected by erosion and deposition
- List geological formations
- Explain human impacts on the environment
These lessons are taught by expert instructors and are typically less than ten minutes in length. The concise and bite-sized nature of these lessons help you quickly learn and master the material. Included in this chapter are printable word-for-word transcripts and multiple-choice quizzes to help you retain the geology concepts you learn. If you need to review a particular concept, you can easily jump to the topic using our intuitive course Dashboard and interactive video timelines. The chapter material is accessible on virtually any desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device, and you can study these lessons whenever you have free time.
1. Effects of the Earth's Rotation & Revolution
This lesson explores the factors that influence seasons, daylight, and temperatures on our planet, including rotation and radiation. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
2. Moon Phases: Names & Sequence
This lesson will go over the phases of the moon. The full moon, new moon, waxing, waning, and gibbous phases and the order in which they occur and what they look like are discussed.
3. How Gravity, the Moon & the Sun Influence Tides
This lesson will define tides, the tidal force, neap tide, and spring tide. It will also talk about how the sun, moon, and Earth interact to produce tidal bulges.
4. Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects
This video lesson will guide you in understanding the difference between climate and weather. Discover how they are different but related and how they are the ways you can describe atmospheric conditions on Earth.
5. Weathering: Definition & Explanation
Discover how rocks and minerals are broken down by chemical and mechanical forms of weathering. Learn about some of the many geological formations created by weathering, from large caves to beautiful arches made of rock.
6. Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms
Landforms are constantly being broken down and reformed by the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition. In this lesson, we explore chemical and physical weathering and how the face of the earth gets changed.
7. Geological Features: Definition & List
We find geological features all over Earth. They come in different shapes, sizes, and forms, and in this lesson you'll learn what they are and identify the characteristics of a few different types.
8. Human Impacts on the Environment
The human population continues to grow, but the size of Earth and the resources available for our use are limited. Humans greatly impact the world around them, and our actions can and often do have dramatic and long-lasting consequences.
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