Earth and Space Challenge

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

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