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Seven Natural Wonders

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The Seven Natural Wonders of the World

I.Introduction
A.When you here of the seven world wonders, what comes to mind? The Eiffel Tower? The Leaning Tower of Pisa? The Great Pyramids? Of course these amazing structures are wonders, and they may very well be one of the seven world wonders to someone, but when I think of world wonders I think of the natural world wonders, not the man made ones. Man made things we know the truth behind, but nature’s mysteries never cease to amaze. B.The seven natural wonders are the Grand Canyon, the Aurora Borealis (the Northern and Southern Lights), the Great Barrier Reef, Paricutin, Mount Everest, Victoria Falls, and the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro. C.I am going to tell you what makes each of these places a world wonder, where they are located, and other facts that you might want to know. II.Body

A.The Grand Canyon to some people might just be a big hole in the earth, but to others it’s an unexplainable beauty. This huge gorge is located in the state of Arizona in the United States. According to the seven natural wonders website, the Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, 4-18 miles wide, and it’s over one mile deep. The canyon is one of the seven world wonders because of the size and the beautifully colored landscape it has. The canyon was formed by the Colorado River that runs through it. B.The Aurora Borealis or more commonly the Northern Lights, which can also occur in the southern hemisphere, are colorful waves of light. What causes the light is not really known, but there are ideas. According to Fairbanks Alaska website, scientists believe the light comes from energy particles from the sun that collide with Earth’s magnetic field, and the kind of atom determines the color. We may never know the truth behind these beautiful waves of color, and that’s why they are a wonder. C.The third world wonder is the Great Barrier Reef. Located off the coast of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest individual formation...