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Which state of matter has molecules that are so packed together they can only vibrate?
A solid
100

Fossils that define and identify geologic periods.

Index fossils

100
In how many ways can heat be transferred?
3, conduction, convection, and radiation
100
Almost all of the energy used by living organisms comes from where?
the sun
100
How many seismograph stations are needed to locate the epicenter of an earthquake?

a. 1

b. 2

c. 3

d. 4

3
100
What is the order of the planets in the solar system?
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus
200
What are the pure substances found on the periodic table called?
Elements
200
What environment would TN have been considered within the Paleozoic?
ocean
200
What is a conductor?
A material that transfers heat and energy well, like metals and glass
200
A stable environment should include:

a. one type of organism

b. two types of organisms

c. at least one plant and one animal

d. a wide variety of organisms

d. a wide variety of organisms
200
What type of seismic wave moves the ground up and down or side to side?
S waves
200
The Great Dark Spot was found on which planet? 

a. Mars

b. Neptune

c. Jupiter

d. Saturn

Neptune
300
What is the process of changing from a liquid or solid to a gas called? 
evaporation
300
What group do crabs, lobsters, shrimp, and barnacles belong to?
crustaceans
300
What is an insulator?
A material that does not transfer heat or energy, i.e. Plastic, wood, cotton
300
Which of the following are examples of evergreens?

a. maples and oaks

b. algae and seaweed

c. bacteria and fungi

d. pines and cedars

d. pines and cedars
300
What type of igneous rock contains air bubbles?
Pumice
300
The _______ _______ forms the boundary between the inner solar system and the outer solar system. 
asteroid belt
400
What is the substance in which solutes dissolve called?
solvent
400
Which scientist came up with the idea of "survival of the fittest?"
Charles Darwin
400
Can radiation transfer heat through matter?
Yes
400
The predominant form of precipitation in the taiga is _____. 
snow
400
What is the point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's focus?
The epicenter
400
Which planet's atmosphere is 21% oxygen?

a. Venus

b. Earth

c. Mercury

d. Mars

Earth
500
The process of going straight from water vapor directly to a solid is called _____
deposition
500
What are the differences in the teeth of a carnivore, omnivore, and herbivore?
A carnivore has sharp teeth, an herbivore has flat teeth, and an omnivore has a mix of both. 
500
How is radiation different from conduction and convection?
It can transfer heat through empty space.
500
Deciduous forests have nutrient-poor soil. True or False?
False
500
What are the sections of the Earth's crust that move due to convection currents?
Tectonic plates
500
Which planet rotates on its axis slower than any other?

a. Jupiter

b. Venus

c. Mars

d. Mercury

Venus
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