Basic Measurement
Experimental Design
Matter
Oceans
Plate Tectonics
100

This metric measurement would be best used for measuring a footprint.

What is a centimeter?

100

A prediction of what will happen in an experiment. Written as an "if...then" statement.

What is a hypothesis?

100

These are the 3 phases of matter.

What are solid, liquid, and gas?

100

The "saltiness" of ocean water.

What is salinity?

100

This type of plate boundary occurs when two plates move apart.

What is divergent?

200

This instrument is used to measure mass. 

What is a scale?

200

The variable in an experiment that stays the same.

What is the constant?

200

In this phase of matter, molecules move rapidly past each other.

What is gas?

200

The steep slope at the edge of the continental shelf.

What is the continental slope?

200

This energy causes the plates on the earth's crust to move.

What is thermal energy?

300

Between grams, milliliters, and centimeters, this is a measure of mass. 

What is grams?

300

An educated guess based on prior knowledge. 

What is an inference?

300

This type of energy is what makes molecule move faster.

What is thermal energy?

300

This part of the ocean floor is where most life (both plant and animal) lives.

What is the continental shelf?

300

This natural disaster can occur at every type of plate boundary.

What is an earthquake?
400

This is a measure of volume.

What is liters or milliliters?

400

Students notice that in the fall leaves of sugar maple trees turn red, but the leaves of black oak trees turn brown. The students are making —

What is an observation?

400

In order to change a liquid into a solid, I would need to make the molecules so down. I can do that by doing this to the temperature.

What is decrease/drop/lower?

400

This is the way the oceans flow. They are like rivers flowing in circular patterns.

What are currents?

400

This zone is created when one layer of old earth slides under a layer of young earth when they converge. They create trenches. 

What is a subduction zone?

500

This is the best tool to measure the temperature of water in a lake.

What is a thermometer?

500

Sandy is conducting an investigation to find out which food his dog likes best. The different types of dog food is the ...

Independent Variable

500

This phase of matter has no defined shape but does have a defined volume.

What is liquid?
500

This causes waves.

What is the wind?

500

This is the belief that all of the continents used to be one giant one called Pangea.

What is the theory of continental drift?

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