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The theme of this unit Earth’s Systems and Resources. This is important to the course because, in later units, we will learn how humans impact these systems and use these resources. By understanding these systems, you can begin to see how they work together. The main systems and resources we look at in this unit are tectonic plates, soil, atmospheric convection cells, climate and geography, and El Ninos and La Ninas.
These words will help you better understand the unit and give you an idea of what you need to know. All of them are mentioned in this study guide.
4.1 Tectonic Plates
4.2 Soil Formation & Erosion
Zone of Leaching
Zone of Accumulation
4.3 Soil Composition & Properties
Soil Texture Triangle
4.4 Earth's Atmosphere
4.5 Global Wind Patterns
4.7 Solar Radiation and Earth's Seasons
4.8 Earth's Geography and Climate
4.9 El Niño and La Niña