This element is the main component of most stars. What is Hydrogen?
What is Jupiter? The planet that has a fierce hurricane-like storm that is several times the size of earth.
What is galaxies are moving away from each other in a constantly expanding universe? In 1912, an astronomer noticed that the lines in the spectra of most galaxies shifted toward the red end of the spectrum. Edwin Hubble, later interpreted this discovery as evidence that-
What is 2? At what position would Earth be found in the solar system diagram shown below?
What are temperature differences due to elevation changes? A rain forest is found at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the summit is snowcapped. Why?
What is the sea would cover more land? This would probably happen as the ice caps melted.
What is cool, descending air meets moist air in the low areas near the river? On clear nights in late summer and early fall in the Shenandoah Valley, fog often forms in the low areas near the river. Why?
What is land temperature changes more quickly than water temperature? What would explain the change in the direction of air movement form daytime to night?
What is only about 0.3% of the Earths water is drinkable? With approximately 99.7% of all water on Earth being found in oceans, seas, ice, and the atmosphere, what can be said about the Earths drinkable water?
What is 4 km? The length of the delta increase from 1982 to 1996.
What is D? It was primarily responsible for the development of life outside of the oceans. A) A)Decrease in atmospheric hydrogen B) B)A decrease in atmospheric carbon dioxide C) C)An increase in atmospheric nitrogen D) D)An increase in atmospheric oxygen
What is Trench? The ocean feature where the greatest amount of water pressure would be exerted?
What is a large object from space hit the Earth The hypothesis for the cause of the dinosaurs extinction that has the most scientific support links their extinction to -
What is 4? The layer or area that is most likely the oldest section of rock.
What is hardens before the animal decays? Volcanic ash has occasionally formed molds of animals. This occurs when the ash covers the animal and -
What is C? The chart shows the Mohs scale for measuring the hardness of minerals. A mineral that can scratch fluorite and be scratched by orthoclase is able to – A) A)Scratch both calcite and quartz B) B)Be scratched by both calcite and quartz C) C)Scratch calcite and be scratched by quartz D) D)Scratch quartz and be scratched by calcite
What is Northwest? In what direction is Staunton from Richmond?
What is A? The longitude of Richmond, Virginia, on the map is approximately – A) 75° W B) 38° N C) 38° W D) 75° N
What is 0.2 gram? The amount of limestone worn away between Day 1 and Day 2
What is F? The picture above shows a hydrometer in water. The same hydrometer was placed in the liquids below. Which liquid is denser than water?
During which portion of the Earths revolution around the sun is the Northern Hemisphere tilted toward the sun? A) A)Vernal equinox B) B)Summer solstice C) C)Autumnal equinox D) D)Winter solstice What is B?
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The renewable source of energy. A) A)Natural gas B) B)Coal C) C)Oil D) D)Falling water What is D?
What is coal? The fossil fuel found in the greatest abundance in Virginia.
What is D ? One method of lessoning the impact of strip mining is to – A) A)mine only nontoxic materials B) B)only mine during the evening hours C) C)feed the animals displaced by the mine D) D)require that the landscape and vegetation of mined lands be restored
What is D? The canyon shown in the picture was most likely formed by – A) A) a volcano B) B) high winds C) C) earthquakes D) D) running water
What is magma moves to the surface, building ridges? When the sea floor spreads apart, volcanoes and ridges are formed because -
What is A? Of these igneous rocks, it has the largest crystals. A) A)Granite B) B)Obsidian C) C)Pumice D) D)Rhyolite
What is D? Which of the following is not considered a result of the movement of tectonic plates? A) A)Earthquakes B) B)Mountain Ranges C) C)Increased volcanic activity D) D)Karst topography
What is A? The layer located beneath soil layers. A) A) Bedrock B) B) Humus C) C) Lava D) D) Tundra
What is G? Organic matter in soil is made from – A) A)weathered parent rock B) B) decayed plants and animals C) C) acid rain D) D) carbon dioxide
What is D? Which of these provides the best evidence of the environment in which an igneous rock was formed? A) A)Thickness B) B)Color C) C)Size D) D)Texture
What is 3? In the illustration shown below, which layer is an example of an intrusion?
What is A? Extrusive rocks have small grains because they – A) A) cool quickly B) B) harden underground C) C) contain rare minerals D) D) have a rough mixture
What is A? The stars appear to change position during the night because- A) Earth rotates on its axis. B) Earth revolves around the sun. C) The stars are moving away from each other. D) Stars are very far away from the solar system.
What is X? The point where the trail will be the steepest.
What is A? The phase of the moon where the tides will be the highest.
What is B? Which of these substances plays the most important part in chemical weathering? A) A)Wind B) B) Water C) C) Ice D) D) Frost
What is A? Rocks formed by the cementing of weathered materials are called – A) A) sedimentary rocks B) B) extrusive igneous rocks C) C) basalt D) D) magma
What is A? What process has occurred when atoms combine to form a new element and release energy? A) A) Fusion B) B) Fission C) C) Hydrogenation D) D) Ionization
What is C? Because of the unique position of the Earth in the solar system, life has flourished due to the presence of – A) A) helium B) B) volcanoes C) C) liquid water D) D) salt
What is A? Which of the following best explains the rolling topography of the Valley and Ridge province in Virginia? A) A)Folding and differential erosion B) B) Block faulting of marine sediments C) C)Ocean currents and uplift D) D) Rifting and ocean waves
Which diagram below best represents the most common arrangement of zones in a water table? What is C?
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