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Chapter 2 Voc.

Rowe-World Geo. Chp. 2 Voc. CHS

QuestionAnswer
The part of the earth where life exists. biosphere
Large body of ice that moves across the surface of the earth. glacier
Moisture that falls to the earth as rain, sleet, hail, or snow. precipitation
Changing of liquid water into vapor or gas. evaporation
The constant moving of the earth's water from the oceans to the air to the ground and finally back to the oceans. water cycle
Molten rock that is pushed up from the earth's mantle. magma
Thick middle layer of the earth's interior structure, consisting of dense, hot rock. mantle
A crack or break in the earth's crust. fault
The wearing away of the earth's surface by winds, glaciers, or water. erosion
The layer of gases that surround the earth. atmosphere
Chemical or physical processes, such as freezing, that break down rocks. weathering
Water within the earth that supplies wells and springs. groundwater
The process of excess water vapor changing into liquid water when warm air cools. condensation
Most water on earth is... saltwater
The highest spot on the surface of the Earth is the top of... Mount Everest
Mount Everest is located in... Asia
When two ______ push against each other, slide past each other, or pull apart, they can cause mountains, earthquakes, or volcanic activity. plate tectonics
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. the solar system
My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos and Pizza: M V E M J S U N & P acronym for the solar system
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