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Geologic Time Term that describes the earth when it was an ice covered frozen planet. . Age of fossils and rock layer when compared to age of fossils and layers above and below them. . Process scientists use to determine the actual age of rocks and other objects.. Earth's long history since it became a planet. . Event during which many species become extinct during a relatively short period of time. . Hard
Minerals When a mineral breaks in smooth, flat surfaces.. The amount of matter in an object. Its mass is divided by its volume.. The way a mineral reflects or absorbs light. It could be metallic or non-metallic.. Powder left behind when rubbed across a white or black ceramic plate.. The hue or shade of a mineral based on the minerals that make up the mineral. Big
Map Terminology a half of the earth, usually divided by the prime meridian or equator. shows the geographic boundaries between governmental units such as countries, states, and are usually hung up in classrooms. a sphere that is usually the earth. east of the prime meridian. usually put on a map to see direction. Hard
Deserts Another name for a stony desert. A plant that flowers for one year. A plant with a lifespan of at least two years. A place animals dig to keep cool. The temperature that the desert can be at night. Big
Sapphires take the chance to gain advantage from.. make slightly wet. represent by means of symbols.. add notes to (a melody) to produce harmony.. admire, revere, or love greatly or excessively.. Hard
Gold A tiny amount . Permission to prospect for gold. Digging for gold underground . Searching . Itís not gold, but it may look like it . Big
Minerals a mineral used for jewellery. the softest mineral. the hardest mineral. a mineral used for electrical wiring and televisions . when a mineral breaks smoothly . Older Children
Sahara Desert a relationship is between a predator and prey, the predator hunts the prey. an organism that photosynthesis. What protects the scorpions skin from the harsh desert sun. These consumers are herbivores which means they only eat grass and plants which are the Producers.. a relationship is where an organism benefits off another organism (or host) while the other organism is harmed and hasnít benefited from the parasite in anyway.. Hard
Cakes and Bakes happy birthday. little cake. cake topping. makes a cake rise. filling. Big
Oceans and Fishing Known as water planet. Oceans water is generally separated. Largest and deepest ocean. Caste head man. Main crop of bhavanapadu village. Big
Rocks and Soil TYPE OF WEATHERING THAT BREAKS DOWN BY CHEMICAL REACTIONS. WEATHERING IS BREAKING DOWN ROCKS BY PHYSICAL FORCES. MAGMA WHEN ITS ABOVE GROUND AND LIQUID STATE. SOME MINERALS COMPLETELY ________ IN WATER. LAYERS OF ROCK BREAK OFF GRADUALLY. Older Children
Fold Mountains mountains in europe. what types of rocks fold. mountains in north america . an example of a sedimentary rock. a type of fold . Big
The Rock Cycle Material is laid down. Mineral grains are not arranged in panes or bands. The quality of a rock. Grains of sand are eroded from hills and mountains. Sediment moves from one location to another. Older Children
Geographical Features the solid surface of the earth that lies under the ocean.. a large mass of ice that moves slowly.. a large area of land covered with trees and plants, usually larger than a wood, or the trees and plants themselves.. a small area of the sea or other water in which there is a powerful, circular current of water that can pull objects down into its centre.. a wall built across a river that stops the river's flow and collects the water, especially to make a reservoir that provides water for an area.. Hard
Soil soil that is a mixture of humus, sand, silt, and clay. the movement of weathered rocks and soil. soil with very, very tiny grains of rock. solid rock below soil . the measure of how difficult it is for a mineral to be scratched. Big
Shaping the Land Process by which sediment comes to rest.. Large mass of moving ice.. Hardness scale for minerals. Process that move sediment from one place to another.. Fan shaped deposit of sediment at the mouth of a river.. Big
Landforms a smaller form of a valley with steep sides. place where running water makes a sheer drop over a cliff. an area of low and usually level land. a wetland with grasses and little or no trees. a broad, flat or gently rolling area; usually low in elevation.. Big
Volcanoes Complete the crossword below name given to volcanic areas believed to be formed by mantle plumes. A steep-sided, usually circular depression formed by either explosion or collapse at a volcanic vent. This is what you call a volcano that erupts regularly. The process by which solid, liquid, and gaseous materials are ejected into the earth's atmosphere and onto the earth's surface by volcanic activity.. A volcano that is not presently erupting and is not likely to do so for a very long time in the future. Big
Rock and Mineral Properties The process by which sediment settles out of wind or water. The color of a mineral's powder. The property of splitting evenly along flat surfaces. Sedimentary rock that forms from the remains of plants and animals. Igneous rock formed from lava that erupted onto Earth's surface. Hard
Properties of Minerals It's not formed from living things or the remains of living things.. A minerals ability to split easily along flat surfaces.. The color of a mineral's powder. The look and feel of a rock so that it becomes thinner in the middle.. A dark, dense igneous rock with a fine texture that is found in oceanic crust.. Big
Crystals Complete the crossword and show what you know about crystals. Crystalline solids cannot be __________ into smaller shapes.. Crystalline solids have _____ faces when cleaved or sheared.. Has particles that are randomly organized.. Has a regular repeating pattern.. The smallest repeating structure of a solid is called a __________ cell.. Big
Rocks What are two types of igneous rocks?. What is the most common metamorphic rock?. How are metamorphic rocks formed?. What is formed by the deposition and subsequent cementation of that mineral at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water?. What is the most common igneous rock?. Big
Rock Cycle cools on the exterior of the volcano. this kind of igneous rock cools slowly and forms large crystals with coarse grains. sedimentary rocks found in layers and formed from organic material. rocks made by the layering and compacting. a specific type of igneous rock. Older Children
Rocks and Mineral The minerals that ___ to form our planet are made of one or more elements.. ___ organize rocks based on how they were formed.. The history of rocks and minerals is the history of our ___.. The rock ___ is driven mainly by heat.. On the earth's ___, rocks take a beating.. Big
Minerals ___________ is a mineral that splits easily into thin, clear cheets.. ___________ has a grey streak.. Minerals can be identified by their ___________________.. ___________ is the color of the powder left behind when you rub a mineral against a white tile called a streak plate.. ___________ hardness scale lists minerals that have a hardness from 1 to 10.. Big
Military They have more than 5,600 planes.. To Protect . Boats that go underwater. . A person in the Military who is in charge. . They fight on and under the water. . Big
Rocks and Minerals This rock is found in granite, and is used in electrical insulators. A soft rock formed from mud and clay. This rock is the most abundant mineral and has very pale crystals. A dark, fine-grained rock that forms in volcanoes. These rocks form through accumulating sediments in the ground. Big
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
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
Layers of the Earth a type of fault in which rocks on either side move past each other sideways with little up or downward motion. the theory that pieces of earth's of earth's lithosphere are in constant motion,driven by convention currents in the mantle . the hypothesis that the continents slowly move across earth's surface. stress that squeezes until it folds or breaks. the name of the single landmass that began to break apart 200 years ago and gave rise to todays continents. Big
Layers of the Earth begins beneath the crust and the lower mantle . one of the five layers of the atmosphere surrounding the planet earth . the crust and the uppermost mantle. the layer of the earth lie below the lithosphere . thin layer of the earth . Older Children
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
Volcanic Eruptions use the hints at the bottom of the page to fill in the crossword The substance that cakes the sky after a volcanic explosion. A type of scientist that studies volcanoes. A type of volcano that is made up of layers of lava and ash. A tool used by scientists to monitor volcanoes. The scale used to measure volcanic explosivity. Hard
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
Volcanoes Complete the puzzle Lava with smooth, ropelike surfaces. A plateau formed from basaltic lava pouring from a crack or fissure in Earth's surface. Magma that reaches Earth's surface. Resistance to flow. Areas of volcanic activity taht result from plumes of hot solid material that have risen from deep within Earth's mantls. Hard
Layers of the Earth TECTONIC PLATES. DISCOVERED THE INNER CORE . UPPER LAYER OF EARTH'S MANTLE, BELOW THE LITHOSPHERE. CONTINENTAL AND OCEANIC. ERUPTION. 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 earthís surface. Rocks formed from the remains of once-living plants and animals. Rocks formed from the process WEDCC. Hard
 
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