Potpouri
Dating History
Weather
Tools
Oceanography

100

The density of an object that has a mass of 20 and a volume of 10.
What is 2

100

When examining layers of undisturbed sedimentary rock, the youngest rock is always found here
What is the top

100

The layer of the atmosphere that you live in
What is the troposphere

100

The tool that is used to collect and measure precipitation
What is a rain gauge

100

The area where fresh water meets salt water; the chesapeake bay is the largest in the world
What is an estuary

200

The type of variable that is you change in an experiment.
What is the independent variable

200

The type of fossil created when an organism leaves behind an imprint of a part of its body, which later becomes rock
What is a mold

200

The temperature at which the water in the atmosphere begins to condense
What is the dew point

200

The tool that is used to measure wind direction
What is a weather vane or wind sock

200

The gently sloping part of the continent that is under shallow water; what you stand on at the beach
What is the continental shelf

300

Zero degrees latitude is known as this
What is the equator

300

The type of cross-cutting relationship that is created when molten rock intrudes into layers of sedimentary rock
What is igneous intrusion

300

The type of weather front that brings the strongest winds and most precipitation
What is an occluded front

300

The tool that is used to measure atmospheric pressure
What is a barometer

300

A flat stretch of the deep ocean around the margins of the continents. This is typically known as the ocean floor.
What is the abyssal plain

400

The type of variable that is measured in the experiment
What is the dependent variable

400

The type of fossil that you get when you find the remains of an organism, such as a bone or skeleton
What are original remains

400

A type of breeze created when the warm air over land is pushed up by cooler air coming in from the water creating a convection current; this happens during the day.
What is a sea breeze

400

The tool that is used to measure humidity in the air
What is a psychrometer

400

The deepest part of the ocean which occurs at a subduction zone
What is a trench

500

Zero degrees longitude is known as this
What is the Prime Merdian

500

This event ended the Mesozoic era by killing the dinosaurs.
What is an asteroid impact

500

The effect that explains how wind direction changes; it explains why wind and water move in a straight line but appear to curve due to the shape of the planet
What is the Coriolis effect

500

The tool that helps measure wind speed
What is an anemometer

500

The zone of steeply sloped sea floor leading from the continental shelf towards the ocean bottom.
What is the continental slope