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MY PLANET EARTH

14th September, 2012

Planet Earth is one from 8th planets. It is slightly flattened at the poles and bulges in the middle. The earth has just one satellite the MOON. The moon takes light from the sun during the day and gives us light during the night. There are seven continents in the world. They are Asia, North America, Africa, Australia, Europe, South America, Antarctica. The earth is covered with water and 29 % of the earth is surrounded by a layer of gas called the atmosphere. This thin blanket of air is an integral and important aspect of the planet. It provides us with the air we breathe and protects us from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays.

 

The surface of the earth is not the same everywhere the earth has an infinite variety of landforms. Broadly we can group different landforms depending on elevation and slope as mountains plateaus and plains. A mountains is any natural elevation of the earth’s surfaces. The mountains may have a small summit and a broad base. It is considerably higher than the surrounding area. Some mountains are even higher than the clouds. As you go higher the climate becomes colder. A plateau is an elevated flat land. It is a flat topped table land standing above the surrounding area. A plateau may have one or more sides with steep stoops. Plains are large stretches of flat land. They are generally not more than 200 meters above mean sea level. Some plains are extremely level others may be slightly rolling and undertaking. Due to the rotation of the earth we have different climates. I love the earth I am grateful for the world and I love the world very much.

 

Written by:  MICHA SELENA
                 STD VI

MY PLANET EARTH

14th September, 2012

Planet Earth is one from 8th planets. It is slightly flattened at the poles and bulges in the middle. The earth has just one satellite the MOON. The moon takes light from the sun during the day and gives us light during the night. There are seven continents in the world. They are Asia, North America, Africa, Australia, Europe, South America, Antarctica. The earth is covered with water and 29 % of the earth is surrounded by a layer of gas called the atmosphere. This thin blanket of air is an integral and important aspect of the planet. It provides us with the air we breathe and protects us from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays.

 

The surface of the earth is not the same everywhere the earth has an infinite variety of landforms. Broadly we can group different landforms depending on elevation and slope as mountains plateaus and plains. A mountains is any natural elevation of the earth’s surfaces. The mountains may have a small summit and a broad base. It is considerably higher than the surrounding area. Some mountains are even higher than the clouds. As you go higher the climate becomes colder. A plateau is an elevated flat land. It is a flat topped table land standing above the surrounding area. A plateau may have one or more sides with steep stoops. Plains are large stretches of flat land. They are generally not more than 200 meters above mean sea level. Some plains are extremely level others may be slightly rolling and undertaking. Due to the rotation of the earth we have different climates. I love the earth I am grateful for the world and I love the world very much.

 

Written by:  MICHA SELENA
                 STD VI