Intro to Science
Geology
Minerals and Rocks
Weathering and Erosion
Astronomy
100
The substance of the physical universe is _________.

Matter

100

What is the middle of the earth's three main layers?

Mantle

100

What is the most valuable precious metal?

Platinum

100

What is the material carried by a stream?

Load

100

What value represents the brightness of a star as viewed from Earth?

Apparent Magnitude

200
What value measures the pull of gravity on an object?

Weight

200

What is the point underground where an earthquake begins?

Epicenter
200

What term describes the way light is reflected from the surface of a mineral?

Luster

200

What feature consists of a relatively large stream and any smaller streams that flow into it?

Drainage System
200

What evolutionary idea claims that the solar system formed from a cloud of gas and dust?

Nebular Hypothesis

300

How many independent variables should a scientific experiment have?

One

300

What type of fold occurs when rocks buckle up to form an arch-like structure?

Anticline

300

What is the most reflective metal?

Silver

300

What is a narrow, sandy island formed by a large bar off the coast of the mainland?

Barrier Island

300

What planet travels most rapidly through its orbit?

Mercury

400

What kind of reasoning goes from specific evidence to a more general conclusion?

Inductive Reasoning
400

What is the area between the upper mantle and the lower mantle?

Transition Zone

400

What group of minerals contain fluorine, chlorine, bromine, or iodine?

Halides

400

What is the stripping away of a thin area of topsoil from the surface of the land?

Sheet Erosion

400

What is the first object to be classified as an asteroid?

Ceres

500

What is the general term for a substance containing two or more elements bonded together?

Compound

500

What is the plastic rock on which the tectonic plates float?

Asthenosphere

500

What is the idea that undisturbed sedimentary strata lie in the order they were laid down?

Law of Superposition

500

What is the name of a triangular sediment deposit formed on a plain by a temporary mountain stream?

alluvial fan

500

Which three stars are part of the Summer Triangle?

Altair, Deneb, and Vega
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