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Lesson 7: Volcanoes: Eruption (Earth's Dynamic Systems)
Vocabulary for Smithsonian STC-MS Earth's Dynamic Systems Unit
Terms in this set (13)
Cinder Cone Volcano
Volcano characterized as smaller than composite and shield volcanoes: tending to be explosive and fracture rock into small pieces or emit lava into the air. The lava hardens and falls as fragments, or cinders. See also composite volcano, and shield volcano.
The process by which heat is transferred directly from one material to another material.
The variable in an experiment whose value is determined by the experiment.
The variable in an experiment that the experimenter purposefully changes in order to determine its effect.
Magma that has reached the surface of Earth.
Holt, molten rock inside Earth.
A measure of the total amount of energy released at the focus of an earthquake.
A mountain-like landform that develops when tectonic plates move apart or separate and a new ocean lithosphere forms.
Volcano formed by underwater fissures from which magma is released.
A series of sea waves caused by undersea events, such as an earthquake beneath the ocean floor, that rise to great heights as they near a shore.
Any factor that could affect the results of an experiment.
The tendency to resist flowing; a property of liquids.
The study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena.
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