Minerals- 100 Minerals are the ingredients for _______. Rocks.
Minerals- 200 Give 3 characteristics of minerals. Solid, naturally occurring, inorganic element or compound.
Minerals- 300 Which mineral is the most abundant on the Earths crust?
Minerals-400 What element is the most abundant on the Earths crust? Oxygen.
Minerals- 500 Name 5 minerals commonly found in Colorado. Orthoclase, hornblende, calcite, quartz, and muscovite.
Rocks- 100 This type of rock would have fossils found in it. Sedimentary.
Rocks This type of rock would have foliation in it. Metamorphic.
Rocks- 300 This type of rock would have large crystals. Intrusive igneous.
Rocks- 400 This type of rock would have small crystals. Extrusive igneous.
Rocks- 500 The basis for how a rock forms is ____. How it is formed.
Plate Tectonics- 100 Name the 3 main parts of the Earth. The core, the mantel and the crust.
Plate Tectonics- 200 The asthenosphere and the lithosphere are found are what part of the Earth? The crust.
Plate Tectonics- 300 What kind of current is responsible for moving the Earths crust? Convection currents.
Plate Tectonics- 400 Who was the first scientist to propose plate tectonics? A. Wegener
Plate Tectonics- 500 Give 3 pieces of evidence that support the theory of plate tectonics. The same kind and age of rocks and plant and animal fossils are found on different continents. There are earthquakes and volcanoes.
Earthquakes- 100 What is the focus of an earthquake? Where the earthquake started.
Earthquakes- DAILY DOUBLE! What instrument is used to measure the size of an earthquake? A seismogram.
Earthquakes- 300 Why do scientists need 3 circles to plot the epicenter of an earthquake? Because one wouldnt be enough and 2 circles could intercept in 2 spots.
Earthquakes- 400 What is the name of the fault in California that is responsible for the earthquakes there? San Andreas Fault
Earthquakes- 500 What is the S-P lag and how is it used? It is the time in between the arrival of the S-wave and the P-Wave. Scientists use this information to plot how far away the earthquake took place.
Volcanoes- 100 Fire! The Ring of ______.
Volcanoes- 200 What is the difference between magma and lava? Magma is within the Earth, lava is on the surface.
Volcanoes- 300 The most explosive type of volcano. A composite.
Volcanoes- 400 The least explosive type of volcano. Shield.
Volcanoes- 500 The three main parts of a volcano are: Vent, magma chamber and the crater.