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APES Midterm (The Earth)
Terms in this set (16)
Earth's surface is part of the:
The longest unit of time is the:
The most common element found in Earth's crust is:
The principle of ____________________ states that any given rock layer or strata is probably older than those above it and younger than those below it.
Which is NOT a component of Earth's structure?
The absolute age of a rock is the approximate number of years ago that the rock formed. The absolute age of an igneous rock can best be determined by:
comparing the amounts of decay and undecayed radioactive isotopes in the rock
The majority of the rocks in the Earth's crust are:
Which of the following is an example of an igneous rock?
________ are formed when plates collide.
The severity of an earthquake depends upon all of the following EXCEPT:
the time of the day the earthquake occurred
The San Andreas Fault in California occurs at:
a transform boundary
A rock that would most likely contain a fossil would be:
Earth is closest to the sun in the Northern Hemisphere during:
Poor nutrient-holding capacity, good water infiltration, and good aeration properties are examples of what type of particle found in soil?
The horizon of soil also known as the topsoil layer, that contains humus, minerals, and roots, and that is rich in living organisms is known as the:
__________ is the most common agent involved in soil erosion.
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