01.06

Topics: Water, Plate tectonics, Precipitation Pages: 2 (258 words) Published: June 18, 2014


1. Continental drift and the formation of the Earth’s Oceans are formed from plate tectonics. Plate tectonics occurred on Earth millions of years ago when Earth was known just to have one giant supercontinent known as Pangea. Pangea was made up of all our seven continents today and had one ginormous ocean called Panthalassa that surrounded the supercontinent. After millions of years plate tectonics did its job and split apart the supercontinent to what we have today with our seven continents. Therefore the relationship between the continental drift and the formation of the Earth’s oceans is plate tectonics.

2. During a volcanic eruption tons of gasses are released including water vapor. One of the main contributors to where some of the oceans originated from was caused by water vapor. After the volcanic eruption water condenses into the air causing precipitation (ex. Rain or snow) Giving back to the ocean making volcanoes the oceans main contributor.

3. If I were a particle traveling though the hydrologic cycle I would begin by bathing in the sun on the surface of the ocean, then slowly after absorbing the heat I would then condense into the air as water vapor and begin my process of precipitation. After being in the sky for a little bit I would find a frightful thunder cloud and squeeze my skinny self, inside of it until it busted like a water balloon and give back to the ocean as a raindrop. Once the sun popped back through the thunderstorm clouds I would eventually start my journey over again.
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