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Geography Use the hints to figure out the crossword puzzles These are made in subduction zones.. These happen when stress in the Earth's lithosphere become to great, causing the plates to crack ad move along the faults.. Where an earthquake starts.. This kind of Eruption is the opposite of a quiet eruption.(two words). Waves that can travel through solids and liquids.(two words). Hard
Geology unconformity created when sedimentary rock rests on top of igneous or metamorphic rock. deposits that start on the ceiling and form an icicle-like structure hanging down. 'veins' of igneous rock that run in the same direction of the strata. rock formed from sand, silt, minerals, and other components of soil that are laid down by water or some other agent. process by which rock and soild are broken down and transported away. Big
Rocks produced by fire, volcanic. an opening in the earth's crust where melted rock, lava, gases and ash are thrust onto the land. changed in form. the solid matter that settle to the bottom in a liquid. a person who studies the structure of the earth. Older Children
Coffee Comes from a cow. Put things on it. One lump or two?. Boston party . Used to stir. Easy
Ocean Geology Can you guess all these ocean geology terms correctly? Good luck! A collective term for the bast landmasses and their submerged margins.. The study of Earth's physical structure and substance.. Ancient volcano who's summit has been cut off by erosion and then submerged.. Isolated mountain of volcanic origin featuring a pointed summit. . Volcano whose summit rises above sea level.. Older Children
Rock a common, coarse-grained, light-colored, hard igneous rock. magma on top of Earth's surface. a type of igneous rock formed inside of Earth's crust. rock formed when broken down rocks compact and cement. when sediment is moved to a new location by natural forces. Big
Minerals Complete the puzzle using the clues below. refers to compounds that do not contain carbon, and not consisting of or deriving from living matter.. the tendency of a mineral to break along flat planar surfaces as determined by the structure of its crystal lattice. true color of the mineral in powdered form. refers to the arrangement, type, and ratio of atoms in molecules of chemical substances.. characteristic of a mineral that gives a distinctive scent if moistened, heated, breathed upon or rubbed.. Hard
Geology growing roots widen fractures . hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure, or solid rock resulting from cooling of this.. when a block of dedrock breaks free and fall or bounces down a diff . that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, then transport it away to another location.. any of a group of minerals that occur as minute sheetlike or fibrous crystals in clay. They are all hydrated aluminosilicates having layered crystal structures.. Hard
Rocks melted rock outside the earth. the color of the line a rock makes. can be a mold or cast in a rock. particles of rocks. clastic and chemical. Big
Rocks and Minerals a type of rock that forms when melted rock materials from inside the Earth cools and on Earth too. scraping a mineral across an unglazed, white tile, called a streak plate, produces a color that is not necessarily the same color as the mineral itself. describes how a mineral breaks into flat surfaces (usually one, two, three or four surfaces) smooth regular planes that reflect light on a mineral. pieces of broken rock, shells, mineral grains and other materials make up what is called sediment, sediments collect together to form this type of rock. how a mineral breaks into forms or shapes other than flat surfaces. Jagged or rough edges that a mineral has. Big
Sedimentary Rock the process of sediments coming to rest . when dissolved matierials . clastic rock composed of silt and clay . the process of sediments being moved from one place to another. chemical rock composed of mineral calcite . Big
Minerals One mineral component of metalloenzymes . A major deficiency symptom cause by a deficiency of selenium . Minerals required in larger amounts. Caused by an iodine deficiency . Any protein that includes a selenocysetin residue . Big
The Rock Cycle the process to drop off . comes out of volcanoes. when igneous rocks break down it makes_______.. the process to carry away. compaction and cementation . Big
Rocks and Minerals property that causes a mineral to break in a smooth flat plane. Color of a mineral in powdered form. Igneous rock that forms when magma cools over time. Rock formed from compaction or cementation. property that causes a mineral to break with jagged edges. Big
Minerals To be a mineral it must be formed where?. nonliving. The splitting of a mineral along smooth, flat surfaces.. Number of questions you must ask to determine if it is a mineral.. These types of minerals are used in building roads.. Hard
Minerals and Their Properties Streak is white, hardness is a 4, color is typically purple,green,yellow sometimes colorless. used in plaster, and drywall, hardness is a 2, streak is white,and colors vary. the streak is colorless, hardness is an 8, uses:in gemstone, and the color is white, yellow, amber,pink,green.and sometimes colorless. The hardness is a 1-2, the color varies from silver to gray, and the streak is black. Hardness is varies from 5.5 to 6.5, colors are black and silver,magnetic,and has a black streak. Big
Limestone What does carbonates react with to form a salt, water and carbon dioxide?. Where is limestone widely used?. What is limestone mainly made of?. What is the reaction called when calcium carbonate breaks down and we heat it to make calcium oxide and carbon dioxide?. If water is added to calcium oxide what should it produce?. Big
Igneous Rocks light-colored rock. common igneous. flow from volcanoes. form from magma below the surface. intrusive magma. Big
Rocks Rock Rocktastic The process by which sediments are laid down. Molten material near or at the surface of the earth. Rock formation that is a result of cooled and solidified magma beneath the earth’s surface. Rocks formed from the remains of once-living plants and animals. Rocks formed from the process WEDCC. Hard
Geographic Using the clues below, find the correct term. Walking through your house without any distraction. Comparing worldwide poverty and neighborhood poverty . Plate's of earth's land breaking apart. Egypt's ancient tombs, monuments, and shrines located underneath modern buildings. Location, Human Invironment interactions, Region, place, and Mobility. Hard
Year 10 Geography Where and earthquake starts. largest ocean on earth. build up of sediment either side of river, can help slow down flooding. Natural but can be man made.. type of volcano which is cone shaped and layered. largest country on the earth.. Big
Freshwater Lakes organisms that create their own food . system of interlocking and interdependent food chains. a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment (things like air, water and mineral soil), interacting as a system.. organisms that could live on land and water . small streams or rivers that flow into larger ones. Older Children
President This large president would often get stuck in the white house bathtub and need to get pulled out. Shortest of all the presidents, he was 5’4”.. First black president.. This president used to by slaves from Washington D.C. and set them free in Pennsylvania. . Only president to serve in both WW1 and WW2. . Older Children
Rocks and Weathering Complete the crossword using the clues Once magma is out of the ground it becomes.... These cool underground. The outer layer of Earth. It forms quickly in the air. The type od rock formed by lava. Moderately Challenging
Canyons A deep valley with steep sides, often with a stream flowing through it.. A canyon in the U.S., well known for it's hoodoos.. A underwater canyon.. A type of canyon that is formed by flash floods - usually has a very skinny opining, but can be hundreds of feet deep.. A canyon in southern Peru.. Big
Rocks a type of rock usually showing layers. a process of carrying weathered rock from one place to another. a material from earth useful to people. an igneous rock that has visible crystals of minerals. rock that contains metal or other minerals. Older Children
Fossils Formed when dissolved minerals filled a mold and hardened. Helps determine the age of a rock layer. No longer exists. Age in millions of years of the dinosaur on page 10. This is the only type of rock to have fossils. Older Children
Rocks and Minerals metamorphic rock formed from two or more. tectonic plates sliding together and creating pressure.. marble is a __________ metamorphic rock. __________ igneous rock forms on the inside the earth.. rock formed from sediment.. marble has no wavy lines on it because it is formed of _________ mineral.. Big
Rock Cycle Clay that has been consolidated. Magma at the surface of the Earth. Sedimentary rocks buried and subjected to heating go through this. Formed by the consolidation of many sediments. Igneous rock formed at the Earths surface. Older Children
Rocks and their Properties hot molten material that is outside of a volcano. the color left when a rock is rubbed against something. when crystals form inside the Earth. a process in which rock is destroyed because of wind,water, and other natural processes. a specifically shaped property of a mineral. Hard
Minerals mineral breaks along a smooth flat surface. powedered color left behind when mineral is rubbed on unglazed porcelain tile. breaks with rough jagged edges. solid with atoms arranged in an orderly repeating pattern. how easily a mineral can be scratched. Older Children
Rocks A specific form of an igneous rock made from lava outside a volcano. A specific form of an igneous rock made from magma inside a volcano. The process in which something is heated and molded into something new. Made of sediment that was compacted and cemented together, example; conglomerate, quartz and sandstone. The natural breaking down of materials. Big
Mountains Indonesia (location). they are a very common mountain . where is the Mauna Loa Mountain located?. South Africa (location) and 19,340 feet (elevation). block origin. Big
Rivers, Lakes, and Mountains This is the 4th largest river in the United States. This mountain is named after 3rd lieutenant Joseph Baker. This lake is named after President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This river runs close to Ellensburg. This river was named by French fur traders who called it the 'Riviere des chutes'. Hard
Rocks and Minerals Color of powder left on porcelain plate. Tendency of some minerals to break along smooth planes. Fragments of rock that make up sedimentary rocks. Rocks that do not have a layered or banded appearance. Rocks that contain a layered or banded appearance that is produced by exposure to heat and directed pressure. Hard
Mountains Mountains are .... The mountains found in mid America. Not associated with mountain belts. It is found on cold and snowy mountains. The top of a mountain. Big
Rock Cycle Igneous rock that is formed underground. Sizes, shapes and or positions of the grain that make up the rock. When sediments are cemented together . The process by which sediment particals are created. Metamorphic rocks that have layers. Hard
Geology a break in earth's crust. where plates move together. where plates move apart. where plates slip past each other. formed in the process of cementation. Hard
Geology a break in earth's crust. where plates move together. where plates move apart. where plates slip past each other. formed in the process of cementation. Big
Breads and Pies Pie that only has one crust on the bottom of the pan.. Protein that gives strength and elasticity to dough.. Ingredients that produce gases in batters to make it rise.. A semiliquid mixture of flour, egg, and milk or water used in cooking.. A cylinder rolled over pastry or dough to flatten or shape it.. Hard
Geology This looks like a mountain of ice and can erode land. . The movement of sediment and rock by the forces of wind, water, or ice.. This measures what can scratch a rock or mineral by comparing it to other objects. . Forms new rock and land after it erupts. . The process of wearing down rock by moving water, wind, or ice.. Older Children
Minerals Science Magma high in silicon content.. Name to the given color of a mineral in powdered form.. Property of a mineral to break along planes of weakness.. The scale of hardness used.. Rocks formed from water solutions.. Hard
Geologic Time Scale of a geologic period within the Paleozoic era; comprises lower, middle and Furongian epochs from about 542 to 490 million years ago. Of a geologic era within the Phanerozoic eon that comprises the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The geologic period within the Mesozoic era that comprises lower and upper epochs. (geology) Of a geologic period within the Neoproterozoic era from about 850 to 600 million years ago.. Of a geologic period within the Neoproterozoic era from about 620 to 542 million years ago.. Hard
The Rock Cycle A layer in the soil. The process of moving sediment from one place to another. A type of rock that forms when layers of sediment are passed together. A type of rock that forms when heat or pressure change an existing rock. The smallest particlea that make up soil. Older Children
Geological a fracture in the earth's crust. a mass of water or ice particles visible in the sky. a large sea wave produced by a submarine earthquake. a natural upward projection of the earth's surface, higher and steeper than a hill and often having a rocky summit.. hot molten rock, usually formed in the earth's upper mantle. Older Children
rocks and minerals can be used for gas and oil. it's made of material from volcanoes. made up of minerals. underlines most of earths surface. made from accumulation of sediments. Older Children
Geologic Time an erosional surface in the rock record produced by erosion . layers . same atomic number different number of neutrons same element with a different mass number . the present is the key to the past. makeup an eon. Hard
What is a Crystal Crystals are always solid and never ______________.. Material is __________ until it melts.. ______________ crystals are thin and spiky. . The more_______________ the material cools, the larger the crystals will be.. As the material get cooler the ______________ of the crystal build up.. Older Children
Rocks and Minerals A green to blue colored precious gem. A dark green,blue, and light are the colors it comes in. A type of rock formed in a place where there used to be water. A type of sedimentary and its main mineral is calcite. A rare red precious gem that is used on some rings. Hard
Mines When you get to close, it goes BOOM. Dig this tool!. it creates mobs in the dungeon. He shoots arrows at you. 2nd strongest ore. Hard
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