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Complete the sentence by selecting the correct option: 

The earth requires 24 hours for one rotation.  In one hour, 

[0.01] Local Time and Standard Time
Chapter: [0.01] Local Time and Standard Time
Concept: Introduction to Local Time and Standard Time

Complete the sentence by selecting the correct option: 

To calculate the difference between the local times of any two places on the earth

[0.01] Local Time and Standard Time
Chapter: [0.01] Local Time and Standard Time
Concept: Introduction to Local Time and Standard Time

Complete the sentence by selecting the correct option: 

The differene between the local time of any two consecutive longitudes is   

[0.01] Local Time and Standard Time
Chapter: [0.01] Local Time and Standard Time
Concept: Introduction to Local Time and Standard Time

Answer in brief: 

If it is 12 noon at 60°E longitude, then explain what would be the time at 30° W longitude?

[0.01] Local Time and Standard Time
Chapter: [0.01] Local Time and Standard Time
Concept: Introduction to Local Time and Standard Time

If it is 10 pm on 21st June at Prime Meridian, write the dates and  time at A, B and C  in the table

Place  Longitude  Date  Time 
A 120° E    
B 160° W     
C 60°E    
[0.01] Local Time and Standard Time
Chapter: [0.01] Local Time and Standard Time
Concept: Introduction to Local Time and Standard Time

Look for the actual granny’s clock in Shri Acharya Atre’s poem :  “Aajiche Ghadyal “ ( granny’s clock). Look for this poem on the internet or in reference books. 

[0.01] Local Time and Standard Time
Chapter: [0.01] Local Time and Standard Time
Concept: Introduction to Local Time and Standard Time

Find out the velocity of the earth’s rotation in km/ hour.

[0.01] Local Time and Standard Time
Chapter: [0.01] Local Time and Standard Time
Concept: Introduction to Local Time and Standard Time

Give geographical reason: 

There are discontinuities in the interior of the earth.   

[0.02] Interior of the Earth
Chapter: [0.02] Interior of the Earth
Concept: Interior of the Earth

Give geographical reason:

There is correlation between the density of metals and their location in the interior of the earth. 

[0.02] Interior of the Earth
Chapter: [0.02] Interior of the Earth
Concept: Interior of the Earth

Give geographical reason: 

Earth is protected because of the magnetosphere 

[0.02] Interior of the Earth
Chapter: [0.02] Interior of the Earth
Concept: Interior of the Earth

Draw neat diagram, label them and explain. 

The interior of the earth 

[0.02] Interior of the Earth
Chapter: [0.02] Interior of the Earth
Concept: Interior of the Earth

Draw neat diagram, label them and explain.

Magnetic pole and equator  

[0.02] Interior of the Earth
Chapter: [0.02] Interior of the Earth
Concept: Interior of the Earth

Answer the following

Why is the upper mantle called the asthenosphere? 

[0.02] Interior of the Earth
Chapter: [0.02] Interior of the Earth
Concept: Interior of the Earth

Answer the following

Magnetosphere of the earth is a result of rotation. Explain. 

[0.02] Interior of the Earth
Chapter: [0.02] Interior of the Earth
Concept: Interior of the Earth

Tell whether right or wrong. Correct the wrong statement 

The density of various materials is not the same in the interior of the earth.

[0.02] Interior of the Earth
Chapter: [0.02] Interior of the Earth
Concept: Interior of the Earth

Tell whether right or wrong. Correct the wrong statement 

The core of the earth’s interior is made up of hard rock 

[0.02] Interior of the Earth
Chapter: [0.02] Interior of the Earth
Concept: Interior of the Earth

Match the column and complete the chain:

A B C
(A) Cirrus  (i) Vertical extent in the sky (a) Roaring clouds
(B) Cumulonimbus (ii) higher altitude (b) Floating clouds
(C) Nimbostratus (iii) Medium altitude (c)continuous rainfall
 (D) Alto-cumulus (iv) Low altitude  (d) snow flake clouds
[0.03] Humidity and Clouds
Chapter: [0.03] Humidity and Clouds
Concept: Introduction to Humidity and Clouds

Tick ✓ the correct options in the box 

The layer of the earth on which we  live. 

[0.02] Interior of the Earth
Chapter: [0.02] Interior of the Earth
Concept: Interior of the Earth

Prepare a model of the earth’s interior.

[0.02] Interior of the Earth
Chapter: [0.02] Interior of the Earth
Concept: Interior of the Earth

Collect the weather related information
from newspapers for the month of July.
Relate the difference in the maximum and
minimum temperatures with humidity.

[0.03] Humidity and Clouds
Chapter: [0.03] Humidity and Clouds
Concept: Introduction to Humidity and Clouds
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