Earth and Space Challenge

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The most common mineral in the Earth's crust.
Type of weathering caused by ice, animals, water, plant roots, etc. but does NOT change the chemical composition of the rock.
Properties of matter that result in the changing of that matter into a new substance
The transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves.
The reversal of earth's __________ is indicated in the way the iron minerals are aligned in the mid atlantic ridge.
Size of crystals formed when magma cools very slowly.
Has mass and takes up space.
The most common element in the Earth's crust.
Term referring to the dropping of sediments that were eroded.
Size of crystals formed when magma cools extrusively.
Rock with silica content between granitic and basaltic rock.
Gas in the stratosphere that absorbs UV.
Process in which oceanic crusts are forced under continental crust.
The _________________effect and differences in the heating of the oceans and land create distinct wind patterns on earth.
A charged atom.
The Mesozoic was the age of th_________
Type of electromagnetic waves that have been known to kill bacteria and cause skin cancer.
Hardest mineral on the Moh's hardness scale.
Temperature at which a liquid becomes solid.
One of the six basic mineral crystalline shapes.
The cyclical rising and falling of sea level in an area caused by the gravitational pull of the moon is called a
Type of boundaries in which continental plates move together.
True or false: Wood is a mineral?
Atoms with the same atomic number but a different mass number.
Rock formed from magma cooling inside the crust of the Earth.
Moraines, till, outwash, and plucking are all terms associated with this agent of erosion.
Rock formed from magma rich in magnesium and iron but poor in silica.
The second most common element in the Earth's crust.
The layer of atmosphere closest to the crust of the Earth where most weather occurs.
Pattern of weather over many years in a region.
Two or more different types of atoms chemically bonded.
_____________rocks are formed from magma which is rich in silica but poor in magnesium and iron.
Era where humans first appeared.
Largest division of geologic time (encompassing the longest time).
Temperature at which a liquid becomes a gas.
Transfer of heat resulting from the flow of heated materials rising above the more dense cooler material.
Similar fossils and rock layers on different continents led to Alfred Wegner's theory of ________________.
The softest mineral on the Moh's hardness scale.
Factors that you try NOT to change in order to test what is changed in an experiment.
Rocks formed from bits and pieces of other types of rocks.
The land heats and cools_________than the water which causes land and sea breezes.
What is changed so that it can be tested in an experiment.
An explanation of how or why something happens in the world that is backed up by a lot of data and observations.
A mixture of weathered rock, decayed organic material, minerals, air and water.
A rock type also known as volcanic glass.
Matter in the rock cycle is never created nor_____________.
Theory of this relplaced Wegner's theory.
Type of organism in Earth's percambrian history responsible for changing Earth's atmosohere by producing oxygen.
Oil, natural gas, coal.
The tilt of the Earth's axis with respect to the sun causes ____________

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