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Europe's Most Beautiful Mountain Top 10 The Matterhorn Images -

Europe's Most Beautiful Mountain Top 10 The Matterhorn Images - | Eastern Hemisphere | Scoop.it

Via Paul Copsey
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Here are 10 photographs that show how beautiful the Matterhorn can be, however, remember how deadly this mountain can be.  The Mountain is so isolated from the rest the Alps, rapid weather changes are common.  In addition the steep faces of the mountain and its isolated location make it prone to banner cloud formation (as can be seen in many of the pictures)  as the air flowing around and creating vortices, producing condensation of the air on the lee side.  The Matterhorn is 14,692 ft, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps.  Can you name the highest point in the Alps?

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Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids

Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids | Eastern Hemisphere | Scoop.it

Easy to understand info! Good info on Seismographs!


Via Matthew Gray
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What causes an earthquake?  The first mention of earthquakes came from the Ancient Greeks, who believed that the mythological god Poseidon was mad.  They were not the only ancient civilization that thought it was a deity that caused them and not nature.  The Norse believed it was Loki being punished for his crimes.  While in Japan, where earthquakes and Tsunamis reach epic proportion, was created by the giant catfish called Namazu, as it  thrashed around in the mud beneath the earth.  You will have one week to read and study this information on earthquakes.  There will be a test on this information, which will comprise of True/False, and mix/match questions.  Also, there will be two short essay questions.   

   

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nnebuogo nwauko's comment, April 22, 2013 5:07 AM
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What Is A Volcano?

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Here is a short video on the inner workings of a volcano.  It expalins the different types of Lava flow that a volcano can produces and the type of volcano that it forms.  It also shows the three different stages that a volcano goes through; active, dormant, and extinct.  Volcanoes are temporary features on the earth's surface and there are currently about 1500 active volcanoes in the world. About ten percent of these are located in the United States.  On February 5, AD 62, one of the most historic eruptions took place, can you name the city, country, and the name of the volcano where this event took place?  Compose a two page essay on your findings about his event.    

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Nenad Saljic Photography: A Portrait of
the Matterhorn

Nenad Saljic Photography: A Portrait of <br/>the Matterhorn | Eastern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
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Why is the Matterhorn so spectacular?  From a geological point of view, it is where the Eurasia and African tectonic plates collide.  It is a symbol of the Alps.  The name Matterhorn means:  Matte, "meadow", and Horn, which means "peak". in German.  "More than 500 alpinists have died on the mountain, making the Matterhorn one of the deadliest mountains in the Alps.  What country would you visit to see the Matterhorn?

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BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | The Pacific 'Ring of Fire'

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The BBC profiles the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" - the zone of major seismic activity which has one of the world's most active fault lines. Links to recent Sumatran earthquake news.


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The Pacific Ring of Fire is composed over 75% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes.  There is more seismic (earthquake) activity here than anywhere else on the planet.  We now know that the Ring of Fire is located at the borders of the Pacific Plate and other major tectonic plates.  The Ring of Fire encircles the Pacific Ocean, encompassing, New Zealand, along the eastern edge of Asia, north across the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, and south along the coast of North and South America.  For an extra credit assignment, draw and ladel all the  parts of the ocean floor, including the mid-ocean trench.  Also name three volcanos they have been created because of the Pacific Ring of Fire.    

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Massive Earthquake, Tsunami Hit Japan - Teaching Kids News

Massive Earthquake, Tsunami Hit Japan - Teaching Kids News | Eastern Hemisphere | Scoop.it

Via Rebecca Claire Roberts
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To finish of our look at plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanos, here is a look at the Tsunami that hit Japan.  This report shows us the destructive power of a Tsunami and the damaged caused after it hit the main land of Japan.  Next time in class we will have an open discussion on Tsunamis, the Topic will be, 'Is the United States prepared for a Tsunami.'  Also, what State or States would be effected.

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