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Taxonomy: How to Name and Classify Living Things

December 30, 2021

Naming living organisms is very important, as it helps scientists communicate clearly with each other. The Linnaean system is the way that scientists arrange and describe and catalog living things. […]

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Rocks: Telling the Earth’s History

December 28, 2021

Although geology does not offer a complete foolproof picture of the Earth’s history, it does, however, successfully fills in a lot of blanks. It gives us unique information about our planet. […]

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Rocks and Their Classification

December 28, 2021

Based on the processes by which they’re formed, rocks are classified into three great classes. The three types are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. […]

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Rocks: Composition and the Rock Cycle

December 27, 2021

Rocks are made of interlocking grains of several different minerals, varying in their composition and structure. The three rock types can be transformed through the processes of the rock cycle. […]

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Earth’s Climate: Rapid and Dramatic Changes

December 26, 2021

Although the Earth’s climate changes very slowly compared to human time scales, there’s evidence that it has gone through drastic changes in the past and will go through such changes in the future as well. […]

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Clouds in the Earth’s Atmosphere

December 26, 2021

The Earth’s atmosphere is mostly made up of oxygen and nitrogen. There are also other gases in small amounts, and water vapour. Clouds represent a concentration of tiny water droplets. […]

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How Air Masses Affect the Weather

December 25, 2021

The atmosphere of the Earth has its own cycle, and different regions of air vary in certain properties. These air masses affect the weather and climate of different regions. […]

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Earth Science

The Formation of the Earth’s Ice Caps

December 22, 2021

The ice sheets on Earth advance and then retreat in specific glacial cycles. The Earth’s ice caps reached a maximum about two million years ago. Currently, we are in an inter-glacial period. […]

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