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what order do the steps of a scientific method follow?
they don't follow a certain order
maps showing smaller areas have fewer
distortions
hypothesis
a possible explanation or answer to a question is a
meterology
the study of the earth's atmosphere in relation to weather and climate
small, flat areas will have what kind of CI?
SMALL CI
latitude lines are spaced farther apart north & south. true or flase?
true
index contour
darker heavier contour line that is labeled by elevation
seismologist
a scientist who studies earthquakes
large,steep areas will have what kind of CI?
LARGE CI
contour lines that are far apart
gradual slope
what does the USGS show elevation on topographic maps as?
FEET NOT METERS
CONTOUR LINES NEVER....
CROSS
contour lines
connect points of equal elevation
review evidence
communicating the results of an investigation allows other scientists to
scientific methods
a series of steps scientists follow to solve problems are
topographic maps
a map that shows surface features, or topography, of the earth.
elevation
the height of an object above sea level
the contour interval is based on what?
the area's relief
a controlled experiment tests
one variable at a time
test a hypothesis
scientists may do a controlled experiment to
distortions
changes in shape & size of landmasses and oceans as well as inaccuracies in direction & distance
asking questions
scientists begin to learn about the natural world by
oceanography
the study of the sea
USGS topographic maps have
legends
geochemistry
a branch of earth science that combines the studies of geology and chemistry
what do you use the index contour to do?
to figure out the interval
conic projection
formed when the continents ofthe globe are projected onto a cone and then display as a flat plane
in a conic projection there is no distortion along the line of latitude where the cone
touches the globe
geology
the study of the origin, history, and structure of the earth
study of the universe
astronomy
Contour lines that are V shaped pass a
valley or stream
contour lines that are close together
steep slope
scientist who studies fossils
plaeontologist
enviromental science
the study of how humans interact with the enviroment
profile
a picture of waht the landscape would look like from the side
scientists form a hypothesis when they
investigate a question
conic projections are best for
mapping large eices of land that have more fatness (area) east to west
azimuthal projection
formed by moving the contents of the globe onto a flat plane
contour interval
the difference in elevation from one contour line to the next
cylindrical projection
formed when the contents of the globe are projected onto a cylinder
physical geography
the study of the surface features of the earth
topographic maps show natural features such as
rivers, lakes & mountains
topographic maps show manmade features such as
cities, roads, & bridges
draw conclusions
after analyzing results of their tests, scientists
relief
the distance between the highest and lowest points
new evidence
an investigation may continue after results are accpeted if there is
in a cylindrical projection equal amounts of space are used between
longitude lines. accurate near the equator

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