Intro to Earth Science
The Universe
Minerals
Rocks
Earthquakes

100

Three ways to "Think Like a Scientist."

What is observe the natural world more closely, ask good questions about your observations, and find the answer through research or experimentation?

100

The American program to land people on the moon was called

What is the Apollo Program?

100

The color of a mineral's powder is called this.

What is streak?

100

Rocks are generally made up of mixtures of these.

What are minerals?

100

The fastest type of seismic wave.

What are P waves?

200

Three ways scientists study the natural world.

What is observe, infer, and predict?

200

The temperature on the moon's surface varies greatly because the moon has no this.

What is an atmosphere?

200

A narrow channel or slab of a mineral that is different from the surrounding rock is called this.

What is a vein?

200

Which of the following is not part of the rock cycle?  Melting, erosion, smelting, and volcanic activity.

What is smelting?

200

This type of fault occurs when the hanging wall is above the fault line.

What is a reverse fault?

300

Observations that deal with numbered amounts.

What are quantitative observations?

300

This event began the space race between the USSR and the USA.

What is the USSR launched the Sputnik I into space?

300

The amount of mass in a given volume is called this.

What is density?

300

The type of rock that is formed by layers of organic material such as fossils.

What is sedimentary rock?

300

The area directly above the earthquake on the surface of the Earth.

What is the epicenter?

400

The variable in an experiment that is expected to change as a result of the manipulated, or independent variable.

What is the dependent variable?

400

Where water might be found on the moon.

What are near the poles?

400

A hard, colorful mineral that has a brilliant or glassy luster is called this.

What is a gemstone?

400

The two types of grain sizes.

What are fine and coarse grains?

400

Rock that bends or folds and makes the shape of an A is called this.

What is anticline?

500

A possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question is called this.

What is a hypothesis?

500

He was the first American in space.

Who was Alan Shepard?

500

This factor affects the size of mineral crystals formed in magma.

What is the rate of cooling?

500

A rock is said to be this if it has visible layers.

What is foliated or banded?

500

A person who studies earthquakes is called this.

What is a seismologist?