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Welcome to My Earth Science.

Earth science is dived into four main parts, each part can be studied separately but all parts are connected to the others. 

Geology is the study of the land and the different process that create, change, and destroy the land. From the inner core deep in the center of the earth to the highest mountaintop. Continental crust crashing into each other four and half billion years ago, crashing and building mountains, then moving apart and eroding down into sediments only to crash into each other again make new mountains only to repeat the process. 

Oceanology is the study of the physical ocean, such as the topography (shape) of the seafloor, the salinity, currents, and waves. Sealife is discussed but the study of sea life is called Marine Biology and not directly a part of Earth science.

Meteorology is the study of the atmosphere, the sky, climate, weather and all the processes that create the climate and weather. Don’t confuse “Meteor”-ology with the study of meteors from space. Meteor comes from a Greek word and was used in the Middle Ages and meant “up in the sky” or “things up high” and was used for things like aqueous meteors (water balls = rain), aerial meteors (air balls = wind), luminous meteors (light balls = rainbows, auroras). Igneous meteors (fire balls)  referred to  lightning and to shooting stars.  Later when shooting stars were discovered to be falling space rock the name Meteor was given to them. 

Astronomy is the study of everything beyond, or outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. The universe, galaxies, solar system, stars, our sun, planets, and moons. 

They are all connected. You can study our moon and it creates the tides, studied in Oceanology. The tides create erosion, studied in Geology. Erosion makes…. it just all keeps getting connected like a spider web. 

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Launch this Gizmos on the use of a triple beam balance. Triple Beam Gizmos