Earth and Space Challenge

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

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