All About Me Earth Science
Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
There are three different ways for heat to move from one object to another.
Conduction: Heat that is transferred by direct touch (like in a pan on the stove)
Convection: Heat that is transferred as it moves through the air or water (like in a popcorn popper)
Radiation: Heat that is transferred as a wave of energy (like in a microwave)
Constellations in the Sky
Check out Sea and Sky to find out which constellations appear in the sky during the month you were born
Longitude and Latitude
To find the Longitude and Latitude of where you were born, open Google or another web browser and type "Longitude and Latitude of (city and state where you were born)"
Tectonic Plates of Earth
Click here to see a world map of our Tectonic Plates
A Map of Earth's Ocean Currents
The Pacific Ocean (and the atmosphere above it) can cause unique changes to the weather of an area. We'll learn more about these during the school year.
Normal Weather for North America: Cold and chilly winters. Average snow fall.
El Nino Weather for North America: Warm and wet winters. Mild temperatures, increased amount of snow.
La Nina Weather for North America: Colder than normal winters. Most parts of North America are more dry that usual with little snow fall.
Earth's Tilt and the Seasons
Our Earth has a 23.5 degree tilt. That means our North Pole points toward the star POLARIS at all times. During the North American winter our North Pole is pointed away from the Sun, which makes temperatures colder. During the North American summer, our North Pole is pointed toward the Sun, which makes the temperatures hotter. During the Spring and Fall, our North Pole isn't pointed directly toward or directly away from the Sun, and that creates mild temperatures.