What is Science?
Key Idea: As scientists seek to understand the natural world they use skills such as observing,inferring, and predicting.
Inferring means to make an educated guess based on observation
Predicting means to make a forecast on the future depending on evidence
Key Idea: Energy can be transferred from place to place by moving objects, waves, or heat flow.
A medium is the material through which a wave travels.
Heat is the thermal energy transferred from 1 object to another as a result of the different temperature.
Earth Science is knowledge about the Earth.
Key Idea: The Earth system has four main parts:
The outermost sphere made of a mixture of the gases nitrogen and oxygen
Hydro means water, lakes, oceans, rivers, glaciers, and any other body of water on Earth.
The solid, rocky outer layer. Our continents and smaller lannd masses.
Mountains: High elevation and high relief
Plateaus: High elevation and more or less level surface