NJ Ask- Earth and Space Science

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What is the fifth phase of the moon (after waxing gibbous)?
Volcanoes that are the simplest and built from particles and blobs of lava are ________ cone?
Stress that occurs when forces act to stretch an object is called?
This plate boundary makes a lot of earthquakes
Which crust is made of mostly basalt and is the thinnest crust?
A ______ _______forms when warm air pushes over cold air
What types of rocks are formed underground
____ occurs when running water, wind, or ice carry away fragments of rock
A land breeze comes from the ______
A solid mixture of minerals and other materials are called...
When rocks form, the minerals in them nearly always consist of
____ rocks are made up of sediments that gets pushed underground
_______ is a series of vibrations in the earth's crust
_____________ stress pushes the rocks horizontally past each other in two opposite directions.
What is the tilt of the Earth?
Because Mercury's mass is small, its ______ is weak
What are inner planets also known as?
What is the largest layer of the earth?
The ____ wall is below the fault
Which wave travels through the earth faster, Secondary Waves or P Waves?
____ occurs when rocks are broken down by rain
______ is the planet spinning on it's axis.
A hill or ridge of sand pilled up by wind is called
How many seasons is there on Earth?
What is the seventh phase of the moon (after waning gibbous)?
How many hours is one rotation?
When a rock layer bends when stress is placed on it is called_____
What is the thin outermost layer of solid rock that includes both dry land and ocean floor?
What is the last planet in the solar system?
What types of currents are found in the mantle. They are responsible for plates moving?
The point right above the focus, on the surface where the earthquake happened is called the
Which planet is closest to the sun?
What types of clouds are white and fluffy and mean good weather?
What is the sixth phase of the moon (after full moon)?
Hurricanes and tornadoes form over area's of ____ pressure.
What layer of the earth is a dense ball of solid metal?
One ______ is when a planets goes completly around it's own star.
Which crust is made of mostly granite and the thickest crust?
The _______ of the Earth causes the seasons.
What time of day does a land breeze happen?
What is the sixth planet in the solar system?
Asteroids are leftovers from other collisions from space (true or false)?
This boundary moves plates towards each other, it's destructive, and caused by compression stress
In a lunar eclipse, the _____ blocks sunlight from reaching the _______
An instrument used to record and measure the strength of earthquakes
What scale measure that seismic waves of earthquakes?
What is the third phase of the moon (after waxing crescent)?
A____ is dry land with little plants and no rainfall
A naturally occuring crystal structure is called...
The kind of map that shows elevation is
If a cloud has nimbo in it it means_______
What is the first phase of the moon?
The _______ wall is above the fault
What place on the earth gets the most direct sunlight?
A large stretch of grassy land with no trees
A break in a body of rock is a _________
What layer of earth is molten liquid metal that is also responsible for the Earth's magnetic field?
Alfred Wegener, proposed the idea of_______ drift, which plates move
A piece of rock that is entering the Earth's atmosphere is called...
As a comet vaporizes, it leaves a dust ____ behind
If it is Summer in the North Hemisphere, then it is ________ on the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth.
What is water in a gaseous form?
The trapping of heat by the atmosphere is called the_______ effect
Low tides and high tides are caused by the ______ _______ of the moon
A ____ is a part of a sea or ocean that extends into land
A _______ ________forms as cold air pushes under warm air.
Big chunks of ice that vaporize near the sun are called...
In a solar eclipse, the ____ blocks sunlight from reaching the________
_______ is a planet's movement around it's star.
The uplifted area of rising magma is called a_________
What is the first layer of the earth?
The point underground where the earthquake starts
____ weathering is when rocks are broken down by chemical processes
The rise and fall of ocean water that occurs every 12.5 hours or so are called ____
What type of rock forms from magma?
A break in a large body of rock which the plates move along is a _______
What type of clouds are made of ice and very high up in the air?
____ is the name of the large land mass before the continents split
What is the hard solid, crust and upper mantle called?
What is a large area of flat land that is raised above the sea level called?
A sea breeze comes from the ______
What is the inner most layer of the earth?
The asteroid belt is located between the planets ______ and _________
_____is the general weather in an area in a long period of time.
____air rises, ___air sinks
A triangle deposit at the mouth of a river is called
What time of day does a sea breeze happen?
One _____ is when a planet completes one spin on it's axis.
There are ____ tides, and low tides
What is the final phase of the moon (after last quarter)?
What is tension? (stretching, squeezing)
What is a meteor that hits the ground
Whick planet is largest and most massive planet?
Chemical compounds found in rocks are
A large, slow-moving body of ice is a ____
What is he fourth phase of the moon (after first quarter)?
When an object in space comes between the sun and the third object, it casts a shadow on that object, causing an _____
The different shapes of the moon you see from earth are called ____
A hollow in the earth is called a _______
The line that intersects the Earth's North and South pole is it's
What type of rock is created under a lot of heat and pressure under the earths surface
Wind is cause by differences in air _________
This boundary moves plates apart, is constructive, and caused by tension stress
How many extra days are in a leap year?
What is the second phase of the moon (after new moon)?
The mantle has the ability to be shaped or molded so it has _______
A piece of comet debris is called_____.
This boundary grinds past each other, no materials are created or destroyed, and is caused by shearing stress
What is the hottest liquid layer of the earth?
How long is one revolution?
The path that Earth follows when it goes around the sun is called it's
What is the soft layer of mantle?
Where are asteroids found?

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