Seven Wonders Of The Natural World

By Sarah

Mount Everest, The Grand Canyon, The Northern Lights,

The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro, The Great Barrier Reef, Paricutin (Cornfield volcano) and the Victoria falls.

The 7 Natural Wonders of the World

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. Roughly 4,000 people have attempted to climb it but only roughly 660 people succeed. It is 29,028 feet, or 5 and a half miles above sea level. It is equal to almost 20 empire state buildings.

The Grand Canyon is not the tallest or widest canyon but scientist still dont agree on how it formed. On June 30th, 1956, two planes from Los Angeles to Chicago both flew over it. The planes collided directly and everyone died.

On a cheerier note, otherwise known as aurora polaris, the northern lights are another one earths wonders. They have been seen since the ancient times. The earliest known account of northern lights appears to be from a Babylonian clay tablet. Some claim to hear noises with the northern lights, but is hasn't been proven. They can be seen anywhere but are often near the North Pole.

The average weather at The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro is hot and humid. It's average rainfall is 43 inches, (1,080 mm) It is located in the country of Brazil, South America. It is world famous for being the world's largest bay, having mountains that come down almost to the water's edge and for an enormous statue that looks down on the city and harbor from one the mountain peaks.

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral ecosystem. It has been full of vibrant colours but sadly, due to global warming it is turning grey. It is so large that it is visible from the moon. Astronauts have described it as “a thin white line off the east coast of Australia”.

Paricutin is also known as 'Volcan de Paricutin'. It is located in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. It is famous because it is the youngest volcano to form in the Northern Hemisphere. It's even developing in a farmer's cornfield!