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6th Grade Earth Science Midterm
Terms in this set (50)
Seafloor spreading occurs at
mountains and volcanoes, deep sea trenches
As Earth's plates collide, they form
The youngest rocks in the ocean floor are located at the
neither a nor b
Continental drift occurs because of
The cycle of heating, rising, cooling, and sinking is called a
Oceanic plates are pushed down into the upper mantle in
The hypothesis that continents have moved slowly to their current locations is called
Plates move apart at ________ boundaries.
Ocean floor rocks are _________ continental rocks.
Where plates slide past one another, __________ occur.
The places between plates moving together are called ________.
hot, less-dense material below Earth's crust is forced upward toward the surface
Seafloor spreading occurs because _______.
___________ is a type of igneous rock that cools on the Earth's surface.
__________ is a type of metamorphic rock with a layered or banded appearance.
_________ is a type of sedimentary rock formed when dissolved minerals form a precipitate from a solution.
_________ is a type of metamorphic rock that does not have a layered or banded appearance.
_________ is a type of sedimentary rock that forms from mechanical weathering.
_________ is a type of igneous rock that cools beneath the Earth's surface.
_________ is a type of sedimentary rock formed from plant and animal debris.
heating and cooling of lava
The process of formation that occurs to create an igneous rock is _________.
weathering, erosion and deposition
The process of formation that occurs to create a sedimentary rock is _________.
heat and pressure
The process of formation that occurs to create a metamorphic rock is _________.
What is the principle stating geological processes occurred the same in the past as they do in the present?
principle of superposition
What is the principle stating that rock forms horizontally, with the oldest layers of rock lying at the bottom and newer rock on the top?
How much of Earth's surface is covered by water?
What type of water is in the oceans that contains 3-4 % salt?
The removal of beach materials into the sea by waves, tides or wind
The changes to water when it cycles on the Earth
Moving ridges of water on the surface of the ocean caused by wind
When water is heated in the ocean by the sun and turns into water vapor
When water vapor is cooled and forms droplets
Does water that evaporates from the ocean have salt or sand?
rain, hail, sleet, snow
Forms of precipitation are
heats the ocean before evaporation
The sun's energy
If water was heated in an experiment by a hot plate to model the water cycle, the hot plate represents
The land on Earth's surface covers approximately
during the day time
More evaporation occurs
The ___________ is the driving force of the Earth's weather.
True or False? The water cycle has no start or end.
When plants give off drops of water it is called ______________.
When water seeps into the soil
they are the largest bodies of water
Most evaporation in the water cycle happens in the oceans because
When tiny droplets of water form in the air it is called
in the oceans
Most of Earth's water is found
heating the ocean
The sun drives the water cycle by
When water flows back into the ocean is it called
When water turns into a gas
True or False? Heat is part of the water cycle
When drops of water fall down from the sky
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