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Earth Science: Earth History
Continental Drift
Seafloor Spreading
Pangea
Convection Current
The hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a…
the formation of new areas of oceanic crust, which occurs thr…
super continent consisting of all known continents fitting to…
the movement of a fluid, caused by differences in temperature…
Continental Drift
The hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a…
Seafloor Spreading
the formation of new areas of oceanic crust, which occurs thr…
47 terms
Earth Science History of the Earth
absolute age
amber
angular unconformity
bedding plane
process of determining an age on a specified time scale in ar…
fossilized tree resin (not sap)
an unconformity where horizontally parallel strata of sedimen…
surface that separates one stratum layer of stratified rock f…
absolute age
process of determining an age on a specified time scale in ar…
amber
fossilized tree resin (not sap)
12 terms
Earth Science Set 8 (Earth's History)
relative dating
superposition
unconformity
geologic column
Any method of determining whether an event or object is older…
A principle that states that younger rocks lie above older ro…
A break in the geologic record created when rock layers are e…
An ordered arrangement of rock layers that is based on the re…
relative dating
Any method of determining whether an event or object is older…
superposition
A principle that states that younger rocks lie above older ro…
11 terms
Earth Science: Earth History
Continental Drift
Seafloor Spreading
Pangea
Convection Current
The hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a…
the formation of new areas of oceanic crust, which occurs thr…
super continent consisting of all known continents fitting to…
the movement of a fluid, caused by differences in temperature…
Continental Drift
The hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a…
Seafloor Spreading
the formation of new areas of oceanic crust, which occurs thr…
41 terms
Earth Science Geologic History
Uniformitarianism
Relative Dating
Law of Superposition
Principle of Original Horizontality
Is the idea that the geologic processes that operate today al…
any method of determining whether an event or object is older…
in undisturbed rock layers, the oldest rocks are on the botto…
layers of sediment are generally deposited in a horizontal po…
Uniformitarianism
Is the idea that the geologic processes that operate today al…
Relative Dating
any method of determining whether an event or object is older…
9 terms
History of the earth: Earth science
earth
equator
expand
fossil
the planet on which we live; the world.
an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from…
become or make larger or more extensive.
the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved…
earth
the planet on which we live; the world.
equator
an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from…
23 terms
Earth History Science
Convergent Boundary
Divergent Boundary
Transverse Boundary
Deep Sea Trench
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates collide, come toge…
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates move away from eac…
tectonic plate boundary where the two plates slide past each…
a long, narrow, steep-sided depression in ocean floor where t…
Convergent Boundary
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates collide, come toge…
Divergent Boundary
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates move away from eac…
30 terms
Earth Science Unit 5- Earth History
Fossil
What type of rock are Fossils found in?
Uplifting
Sand Dunes
the remains or the evidence of a living thing, the hard parts…
Sedimentary
Weathering and erosion expose fossils
Migrate int he direction the wind is blowing.
Fossil
the remains or the evidence of a living thing, the hard parts…
What type of rock are Fossils found in?
Sedimentary
41 terms
Earth Science Geologic History
Uniformitarianism
Relative Dating
Law of Superposition
Principle of Original Horizontality
Is the idea that the geologic processes that operate today al…
any method of determining whether an event or object is older…
in undisturbed rock layers, the oldest rocks are on the botto…
layers of sediment are generally deposited in a horizontal po…
Uniformitarianism
Is the idea that the geologic processes that operate today al…
Relative Dating
any method of determining whether an event or object is older…
23 terms
Earth History Science
Convergent Boundary
Divergent Boundary
Transverse Boundary
Deep Sea Trench
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates collide, come toge…
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates move away from eac…
tectonic plate boundary where the two plates slide past each…
a long, narrow, steep-sided depression in ocean floor where t…
Convergent Boundary
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates collide, come toge…
Divergent Boundary
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates move away from eac…
23 terms
Earth History Science
Convergent Boundary
Divergent Boundary
Transverse Boundary
Deep Sea Trench
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates collide, come toge…
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates move away from eac…
tectonic plate boundary where the two plates slide past each…
a long, narrow, steep-sided depression in ocean floor where t…
Convergent Boundary
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates collide, come toge…
Divergent Boundary
A tectonic plate boundary where two plates move away from eac…
22 terms
Earth Science: Unit 5 Earth's History
relative dating
absolute dating
geologic time scale
eon
Method of determining the age of a fossil by comparing its pl…
A technique used to determine the actual age of a fossil
record of Earth's history from its origin to the present used…
longest time unit in the geological time scale, measured in b…
relative dating
Method of determining the age of a fossil by comparing its pl…
absolute dating
A technique used to determine the actual age of a fossil
13 terms
Earth Science | The History of Earth
Quaternary
Cenozoic (4)
Phanerozoic
Holocene
Which period do we live in
mammals become dominant life forms; primates appear; humans a…
In which eon do we live in
Which epoch do we live in
Quaternary
Which period do we live in
Cenozoic (4)
mammals become dominant life forms; primates appear; humans a…
22 terms
Earth Science Earth History
Horizontality
Superposition
Cross-Cutting Relationships
Angular Unconformity
A principle that sedimentary rocks are deposited in horizonta…
A principle that in an undisturbed rock sequence, the oldest…
A principle that an intrusion or fault is younger than the ro…
When horizontal layers of sedimentary rock are deformed due t…
Horizontality
A principle that sedimentary rocks are deposited in horizonta…
Superposition
A principle that in an undisturbed rock sequence, the oldest…
12 terms
Earth science earth's history
Fossil
Index fossil
Correlation
Volcanic ash
The remains or evidence of former living things found in sedi…
A fossil used in rock correlation that has a widespread distr…
Matching of rock layers to determine relative age
A good occurrence to use for rock correlation, because it is…
Fossil
The remains or evidence of former living things found in sedi…
Index fossil
A fossil used in rock correlation that has a widespread distr…
55 terms
Science earth History
How do we learn about earths History?
What us the definition of a fossil
What is the name of a person who studi…
Why are fossils hard to find?
We use fossils and reading the rock record
The remains, imprints, or traces of prehistoric organisms
Paleontologist
The remains of dead plants and animals don't usually stick ar…
How do we learn about earths History?
We use fossils and reading the rock record
What us the definition of a fossil
The remains, imprints, or traces of prehistoric organisms
41 terms
MR Earth Science Geologic History
Uniformitarianism
Relative Dating
Law of Superposition
Principle of Original Horizontality
Is the idea that the geologic processes that operate today al…
any method of determining whether an event or object is older…
in undisturbed rock layers, the oldest rocks are on the botto…
layers of sediment are generally deposited in a horizontal po…
Uniformitarianism
Is the idea that the geologic processes that operate today al…
Relative Dating
any method of determining whether an event or object is older…
97 terms
Science LEAP: Earth's History
D. L,Z,A,fault,Q,D
D. F,E,D,C,B,A
C. E,G,B,fault D, unconformity A,F,C
B. limestone, shale 1, sandstone 2, li…
Which answer correctly places the layers of rock in the prope…
Which answer has the strata in the correct order from oldest…
Which answer gives the correct order of layers from oldest to…
Which is the correct order of events from oldest to youngest?…
D. L,Z,A,fault,Q,D
Which answer correctly places the layers of rock in the prope…
D. F,E,D,C,B,A
Which answer has the strata in the correct order from oldest…
Earth History Earth Science Vocabulary
Index Fossil
Outgassing
The Principle of Uniformitarianism
Unconformity
a fossil that is widespread and existed for a short period of…
the release of gases to the atmosphere and oceans by volcanism
The concept that processes that have shaped earth in the past…
a wiggly line that represents an erosional surface or a gap i…
Index Fossil
a fossil that is widespread and existed for a short period of…
Outgassing
the release of gases to the atmosphere and oceans by volcanism
18 terms
Earth History Science Test
Density
Inner core
Outer core
Mantle
D = M/V
The most dense layer made of very hot, solid metals. The pres…
A layer of liquid metals that surround the inner core
Earth's thickest layer that is made up of hot rocks that are…
Density
D = M/V
Inner core
The most dense layer made of very hot, solid metals. The pres…
19 terms
8th Science: Earth's History
geologic time
fossils
index fossil
law of superposition
The time of the physical formation and development of the ear…
The remains of a plant or animal from a past geological age.
A fossil that is know to have lived in a particular geologic…
The placement of one thing on top of another.
geologic time
The time of the physical formation and development of the ear…
fossils
The remains of a plant or animal from a past geological age.
40 terms
6th Science - Earth's History
Absolute Dating
Relative Dating
Geology
Mantle
a method of estimating the age of a rock sample in years
a method of sequencing events in the order in which they happ…
the study of rocks and rock formations
the warm, flowing, solid layer of Earth between the crust and…
Absolute Dating
a method of estimating the age of a rock sample in years
Relative Dating
a method of sequencing events in the order in which they happ…
18 terms
Earth Science Vocab For Earth History
uniformatarianism
relative dating
law of superposition
principle of original horizontality
the concept that the processes that have shaped Earth in the…
process by which rocks are placed in their proper sequence or…
a law that states that in any undeformed sequence of sediment…
the age and the order of a layer of rocks
uniformatarianism
the concept that the processes that have shaped Earth in the…
relative dating
process by which rocks are placed in their proper sequence or…
29 terms
Earth's History Vocabulary - Science
Fossil
Preserved Fossil
Cast Fossil
Petrified Fossil
A trace of a prehistoric organism that has been preserved in…
A preserved fossil is when the entire organism - or some part…
A model in the shape of an organism that has passed on. It fo…
When minerals replace all or part of an organism - such as th…
Fossil
A trace of a prehistoric organism that has been preserved in…
Preserved Fossil
A preserved fossil is when the entire organism - or some part…
15 terms
Earth Science: Unit 5, Earth History Review
What is the age of the Earth?
What is uniformitarianism?
What 3 eras is the Phanerozoic Eon bro…
Explain the "Impact Hypothesis"
4.6 billion years
James Hutton's theory that current geologic processes (volcan…
Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic
The theory that about 65 million years ago, a meteorite crash…
What is the age of the Earth?
4.6 billion years
What is uniformitarianism?
James Hutton's theory that current geologic processes (volcan…
8 terms
Earth History 6th Science
Absolute Dating
Superposition
Geologic Column
Fault
process of determining the number of years an object has exis…
principle that states that younger rocks lie on top of older…
ideal sequence of rock layers that contains all the known fos…
a break in the Earth's crust along which blocks of the crust…
Absolute Dating
process of determining the number of years an object has exis…
Superposition
principle that states that younger rocks lie on top of older…
11 terms
The History of Life on Earth-Science
fossil
unicellular organism
multicellular organisms
mass extinctions
the remains of organisms preserved in the Earth
organisms made up of a single cell
living things made up of many cells
periods when huge numbers of species have died or become exti…
fossil
the remains of organisms preserved in the Earth
unicellular organism
organisms made up of a single cell
16 terms
Science Earth History Vocab
Erosion
extrusion
intrusion
the law of superposition
the process by which water, ice, wind, or gravity moves weath…
an igneous rock layer formed when lava flows onto Earth's sur…
an igneous rock layer formed when magma hardens beneath Earth…
the geologic principle that states that in horizontal layers…
Erosion
the process by which water, ice, wind, or gravity moves weath…
extrusion
an igneous rock layer formed when lava flows onto Earth's sur…
35 terms
Science: Earth's History
Fossils
Sedimentary rock
Mold
Cast
Preserved remains or traces of living things
The rock in which fossils are found
A hollow area in a sedimentary rock in the inverted shape of…
A solid copy of the shape of the organism
Fossils
Preserved remains or traces of living things
Sedimentary rock
The rock in which fossils are found
12 terms
Geneseo Earth Science - Earth History Vocab
Cross-section
Relative dating
Absolute dating (radioactive dating)
Index fossil
A side view of a geologic feature.
Method of dating rock based on its relation to other rocks (e…
Method of dating rocks to an exact age. Involves analyzing th…
Fossil of an organism that lived in a widespread geographic a…
Cross-section
A side view of a geologic feature.
Relative dating
Method of dating rock based on its relation to other rocks (e…
11 terms
science vocab (earth history)
dinosaurs
rock cycle
ancient
fossils
creatures from the metazoic area. often large in size
a cycle in wick rocks are created changed desroyed and create…
extremly old
impression of organims in rocks
dinosaurs
creatures from the metazoic area. often large in size
rock cycle
a cycle in wick rocks are created changed desroyed and create…
10 terms
Earth Science/History
Geologic Time Scale
Lithosphere
Fossils
Law of Superposition
A timeline that organizes the events in Earth's history Eon,…
The crust of the Earth. It is broken into sections called pla…
The imprints or remains if organisms that were once alive.
A scientific law that states that in undisturbed sedimentary…
Geologic Time Scale
A timeline that organizes the events in Earth's history Eon,…
Lithosphere
The crust of the Earth. It is broken into sections called pla…
32 terms
8th Science: Earth's History
geologic time
lithosphere
fossils
index fossil
The time of the physical formation and development of the ear…
The part of the Earth consisting of the crust and mantle.
The remains of a plant or animal from a past geological age.
A fossil that is know to have lived in a particular geologic…
geologic time
The time of the physical formation and development of the ear…
lithosphere
The part of the Earth consisting of the crust and mantle.
6 terms
Quizlet Earth History/Science
Fossil
Unconformity
Extinction
Sedimentary Rock
The imprints or remains of organisms that were once alive
A gap or break in the rocks layer due to some disturbance
The disappearance of a species from earth
Rock formed by the compacting and cementing of sediments
Fossil
The imprints or remains of organisms that were once alive
Unconformity
A gap or break in the rocks layer due to some disturbance
41 terms
Earth Science Geologic History
Uniformitarianism
Relative Dating
Law of Superposition
Principle of Original Horizontality
Is the idea that the geologic processes that operate today al…
any method of determining whether an event or object is older…
in undisturbed rock layers, the oldest rocks are on the botto…
layers of sediment are generally deposited in a horizontal po…
Uniformitarianism
Is the idea that the geologic processes that operate today al…
Relative Dating
any method of determining whether an event or object is older…
17 terms
Science Earth History
Fossil Formation
Trace Fossils
Mold/Cast
Petrified Fossils
-Must be safe from Biotic and Abiotic factors.... -Must be forme…
-Show activity of organisms.... -When an animal stepped in sand…
-A mold forms when hard parts of an organism get buried in sa…
-Form when minerals replace all or part of an organism.... -Wate…
Fossil Formation
-Must be safe from Biotic and Abiotic factors.... -Must be forme…
Trace Fossils
-Show activity of organisms.... -When an animal stepped in sand…
17 terms
Science Earth History
Fossil Formation
Trace Fossils
Mold/Cast
Petrified Fossils
-Must be safe from Biotic and Abiotic factors.... -Must be forme…
-Show activity of organisms.... -When an animal stepped in sand…
-A mold forms when hard parts of an organism get buried in sa…
-Form when minerals replace all or part of an organism.... -Wate…
Fossil Formation
-Must be safe from Biotic and Abiotic factors.... -Must be forme…
Trace Fossils
-Show activity of organisms.... -When an animal stepped in sand…
Earth History- Science
Index fossil
Geologic time scale
eras
Periods
A fossil that is useful for dating and correlating the strata…
a record of the life forms and geologic events in earths hist…
one of the three long units in geologic time between the Pre…
One of the units of geologic time into which geologist divide…
Index fossil
A fossil that is useful for dating and correlating the strata…
Geologic time scale
a record of the life forms and geologic events in earths hist…
13 terms
Science-Earth History
Crator
Asteroid
Meteor
Super Nova
the most obvious feature of the lunar surface; most are produ…
objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the…
The death of a large star by explosion
Crator
the most obvious feature of the lunar surface; most are produ…
Asteroid
objects revolving around the sun that are too small and too n…
16 terms
Science (Earth History)
radioactive decay
uniformitarianism
law of superposition
original horizontality
A spontaneous process in which unstable nuclei lose energy by…
A principle that geologic processes that occurred in the past…
In a sequence of layered rocks, the older rocks will be under…
when rock layers form, they form horizontally.
radioactive decay
A spontaneous process in which unstable nuclei lose energy by…
uniformitarianism
A principle that geologic processes that occurred in the past…
10 terms
Science - Earth's History Vocabulary
mineral
igneous rock
sedimentary rock
relative age
a naturally occurring substance, neither a plant nor an animal
"fire made" rock formed from melted rock material (made from…
rock formed from bits or layers of rock cemented together
the age of something compared to teh age of another thing
mineral
a naturally occurring substance, neither a plant nor an animal
igneous rock
"fire made" rock formed from melted rock material (made from…
18 terms
Earth Science Vocab For Earth History
uniformatarianism
relative dating
law of superposition
principle of original horizontality
the concept that the processes that have shaped Earth in the…
process by which rocks are placed in their proper sequence or…
a law that states that in any undeformed sequence of sediment…
the age and the order of a layer of rocks
uniformatarianism
the concept that the processes that have shaped Earth in the…
relative dating
process by which rocks are placed in their proper sequence or…
21 terms
Earth Science 9//The Earth's History
earth's history
uniformitarianism
law of superposition
original horizontality
-the earth probably formed from an accumulation of rock, dust…
-geologists believe that the forces that they observe today a…
-the rocks at the bottom of an undisturbed exposure are usual…
-a rock is always older than the process that changed it ... -se…
earth's history
-the earth probably formed from an accumulation of rock, dust…
uniformitarianism
-geologists believe that the forces that they observe today a…
18 terms
Science: Earth History
Fossil formation
Trace fossils
Mold/Cast
Petrified Fossils
-Must be safe from Biotic and Abiotic factors.... -Must be forme…
- Show activity of organisms ... - Steps in sand or mud to make…
-A mold forms when hard parts of an organism get buried in sa…
-Form when minerals replace all or part of an organism.... -Wate…
Fossil formation
-Must be safe from Biotic and Abiotic factors.... -Must be forme…
Trace fossils
- Show activity of organisms ... - Steps in sand or mud to make…
17 terms
Science Earth History
Fossil Formation
Trace Fossils
Mold/Cast
Petrified Fossils
-Must be safe from Biotic and Abiotic factors.... -Must be forme…
-Show activity of organisms.... -When an animal stepped in sand…
-A mold forms when hard parts of an organism get buried in sa…
-Form when minerals replace all or part of an organism.... -Wate…
Fossil Formation
-Must be safe from Biotic and Abiotic factors.... -Must be forme…
Trace Fossils
-Show activity of organisms.... -When an animal stepped in sand…
29 terms
Science - Earth History Unit
fossil
ice core
relative age
index fossil
preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in the…
a tubular sample that shows the layers of snow and ice that h…
the age of an event or object in relation to other events or…
Fossil used to date rock layers
fossil
preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in the…
ice core
a tubular sample that shows the layers of snow and ice that h…
16 terms
Earth science earth's history
Parent material
Daughter material
Half life
Element
Unstable soon
More stable
The time required for half of the songs in a given mass of an…
A substance consisting of atoms that are chemically alike
Parent material
Unstable soon
Daughter material
More stable
22 terms
Science Earth History
Fossil Formation
Trace Fossils
Mold/Cast
Petrified Fossils
-Must be safe from Biotic and Abiotic factors.... -Must be forme…
-Show activity of organisms.... -When an animal stepped in sand…
-A mold forms when hard parts of an organism get buried in sa…
-Form when minerals replace all or part of an organism.... -Wate…
Fossil Formation
-Must be safe from Biotic and Abiotic factors.... -Must be forme…
Trace Fossils
-Show activity of organisms.... -When an animal stepped in sand…
32 terms
Earth History ( Science ) Vocabulary
principle of uniformitarianism
law of superposition
law of original horizontally
principal of fossil succession ( fauna…
the present is the key to the past
the oldest layers are found at the bottom
sediment layers are layed down horizontally because of gravity
fossils will be found in a specific orders because of the law…
principle of uniformitarianism
the present is the key to the past
law of superposition
the oldest layers are found at the bottom
10 terms
Earth science vocab earth history
uniformitarianism
relative dating
superposition
cross cutting relationships
the forces today are the same as the past
comparing ages of rock layers
rocks are younger than rocks below them
rock faults are younger than rocks they cut
uniformitarianism
the forces today are the same as the past
relative dating
comparing ages of rock layers
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