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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
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
Volcanoes powdery residue left after the burning of a substance . the form of silicon, occuring especially as quartz sand, flint and agate: used usually in the form of its prepared white powder. an aispersion in air of molecules of water especially as produced by evaporation at ambient temperature than by boiling.. convergent plate boundary where the oceanic lithosphere is subducting . generates on convergent plates where the oceanic lithosphere is subducting . Hard
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
Volcanoes Powdery residue left after the burning of a substance . The form of silicon, occuring especially escorts sand Flint and I p. A aispersion in air of molecules of water especially as produced by evaporation at ambient temp rather than by boiling . Convergent plate boundary where the oceanic lithosphere is suducting. Generates on convergent plates where the oceanic lithosphere is subducting. Hard
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
Layers of the Earth Large fractures in rocks along which movement occurs. Crust found under the oceans. Made of the crust and the upper part of the mantle. How much matter is in a given amount of space. Earth's thinnest, outermost layer. Older Children
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
Changes to the Earth's Surface Landform created when the wind moves and deposits sand into piles.. Dropping sediment in a new place.. A mass of ice that stays frozen throughout the year and moves downhill.. The process by which water seeps into a crack in a rock, freezes and then thaws weakening the sides and eventually breaking it.. The scattered remains of something destroyed.. Older Children
Volcanos from fire. under ground point of orgin of an earthquake. a funnel shaped pit at the top. magma out . detects and measure sesmic waves. Hard
Earthquakes rocks brake and move. do not travel as fast as p waves. detacts and measures seismic waves. plates. travel fastest. Hard
Volcanoes Fine particles of rock dust blown from an explosion vent. . A volcano composed of both lava flows and pyroclastic material.. A volcano which is presently inactive but which may erupt again.. A steep-sided, usually circular depression formed by either explosion or collapse at a volcanic vent.. Magma which has reached the surface through a volcanic eruption. Streams of liquid rock that flow from a crater or fissure.. Hard
Volcanoes Earthquakes Plate Tectonics magma with a relatively high sillica content; is thick, light-colored, and slow moving . hot liquid rock that comes out of a volcano. an instrument that detects and records earthquake waves. the measure of how thick a liquid is. a place on the middle of a plate where volcanism occurs; occurs over hot mantle plumes. Hard
Volcano Praniqe Govender In May 1883 a volcano called... became active on an island in Indonesia. mount Kilimanjaro in ... has not erupted in thousands of years.. Another word for ash, dust and volcanic dust.... Volcanic gases, including carbon... and sulpher dioxide are released into the atmosphere when volcanoes erupt. What’s the hot stuff that comes out the volcano called?. Hard
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