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Plate tectonics definition

Theory that states that earth's outer shell consists of plates that move causing earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, and the formation of new crust.

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Plate tectonics example

Mid Atlantic ridge

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Plate tectonics significance

Plate tectonics are important because you can tell where plates have collided to make mountains and volcanoes.

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Esker definition

A ridge of gravel and rock deposits left by a glacial stream when the glacier melts.

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Esker example

- " -
/ " /
\ " \

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Esker significance

You can tell where the glacial stream went through the glacier and you now have easy access to gravel.

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Drumlin definition

Tear shaped hill left from a glacier.

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Drumlin example


_glacier moving forward >
_/~~\ (a half tear drop slope)
_________

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Drumlin significance

It shows which way the glacier advanced and retreated.

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Moraine definition

Rock deposits left by glaciers when they melt.

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Moraine example

:.:;.:.;:.;.:; moraine
/\/\/\/\/\/\ glacier

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Moraine significance

Rock deposits of gravel are left in southern Ontario hence many gravel companies.

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Weather definition

Combination of temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, and winds experienced daily.

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Weather example

Partly sunny, partly cloudy, thunderstorm, rain, windy.

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Weather significance

It is important to know the weather so you can dress appropriately and plan events and activities according to the forecast.