Earth and Space Challenge

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

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