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Indd 1 21 st Centur y Content You study reading, math, science, and social studies. You also need to learn about the world of work and your community. These notes tell you about business and money. They also give you ideas about how you can help yourself, your community, and the world. Life & Career Skills These notes tell you about skills you will use throughout your life. They give you ideas about how to work well with others, make good decisions, and achieve your goals in life.

P R A ield, Supercontinent: Ten Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet. Cambridge, M : arvard niversity ress, 2007. ew York: DK, 2004. P U A H Susanna Van ose, Volcanoes and Earthquakes. N T N ed H NH N eil Morris and nn Morris, Earth’s Changing Continents. Chicago: aintree, 2004. htm Drag your mouse across the world map. See how the continents might once have fit together. ien e: A c sc R eal World Changing Earth 31 Index acific cean, 17 angaea, 24–25 plates, 12–14, 27 plate tectonics, 28 basalt lava, 21 Black ills, 14 blocks, 13–14 bombs, 19 Bridalveil alls, 9 O eal orld Science Challenge, 7, 9, 14, 17, 19, 24 ing of ire, 17 P geologists, 5 glaciers, 7–9 Grand Canyon, 5–6 Grand etons, 13 P folded mountains, 12–13 fossils, 25 W R awaii, 20–22, 26 imalaya Mountains,10–11 R N F F A water erosion, 5–6 waterfalls, 9 egener, lfred, 24 wind, 6–7 ational ark, 8–9 Yosemite oceans, 11 P N N A N orth merica, 25 orthern Mariana Islands, 17 valleys, 8–9 volcanoes, 4, 16–22 W E earthquakes, 28 erosion, 4–6 San ndreas ault, 28 sand dunes, 6–7 shield volcanoes, 20–22 Sleeping Bear ational Lakeshore, 6–7 South merica, 25 stratovolcanoes, 19–20 supercontinent theory, 24–25 A H H F magma, 15, 17–18, 27 mantle, 11–12, 28 Maui, 26 Mauna Kea, 22 Mauna Loa, 20–21 Mesosaurus, 25 mountains, 4, 10–15 Mount verest, 11 Mount Mitchell, 11 dome mountains, 14–15 dunes, 6–7 fault-block mountains, 13–14 faults, 13–14 A Lake Michigan, 7 lava, 18–19, 21 lava tube, 18, 19 California, 28 canyons, 4 cinder cone volcanoes, 22 cinders, 19 Colorado iver, 5 continents, 23–28 core, 12 crust, 11, 12, 14, 26, 27–28 R T H A A A A frica, 25 natahan volcano, 16–17 ndes Mountains, 13 ppalachian Mountains, 11 ash, 19 About the Author Heather Miller is the author of more than 35 books for children.

It begins at the southern tip of ustralia, moves north past eastern sia, curves across laska, then moves down the acific orthwest, and ends at the southern tip of South merica. P P hen you blow through the straw, the grains of sand will move just like they do in the wind. Look closely to see how the individual grains move. he more you blow, the more sand is moved. s the sand moves, you will soon see the shells and the rocks reappear. A W T T T T T A A W A E A N A T A U R A U A T U A P A R N N N N P A A R A R P U A he tallest mountain in the nited States is Mount McKinley in laska.

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