Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

8th EarthTest Review

Fletcher's 8th 2023 Earth Science Test Review

Volcanic Islands The result of a tectonic plate moving over a hot spot
Pangaea The name of the supercontinent that may have existed 200 million years ago
Harry Hess The man who discovered that the sea floor was spreading
Folded Mountains A crustal feature formed by the collision of two continental plates
Subduction When tectonic plates collide and one is forced under the other
Continental Drift The idea proposed by Alfred Wegner
Divergent A plate boundary in which the plates are separating
Geology The study of the earth; what it is made of and the processes that effect it
Convergent A plate boundary in which the plates are colliding
Mesosaurus Prehistoric lizard fossils found in both South America and Africa
Fault A crack in the earth's crust
Lithosphere The layer of the earth consisting of the upper mantle and the Earth's crust
Alfred Wegener The man who couldn't prove his theory of continental drift
Glossopteris Prehistoric fern fossil found in India and Antarctica
Mountains What does the action of colliding tectonic plates produce?
Transform Tectonic plate boundary in which the plates slide past one another
Mid Atlantic Ridge A crustal feature formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean by a divergent boundary
Buoyancy An upward pushing force in fluids
Convection Warmer fluids become less dense and rise
Water Substance that takes a long time to warm up and a long time to cool down
High Pressure Air pressure created by cold, dry air
Doldrums Low pressure areas with low winds found at or near the equator
Maritime Polar A cold and moist air mass
Air Mass A large body of air with consistent Temperature, moisture and air pressure
Weather Front The boundary between two air masses
ThunderStorm A weather event associated with a cold front
Clear The type of skies in a High pressure air mass
Maritime Tropical The air mass with the lowest air pressure
Coriolis Effect Global atmospheric winds that make air currents spin clockwise in the Northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern
Gyres Large circular ocean surface currents that are bordered by continents.
Sea Breeze local winds created by strong convection over land next to an ocean.
Gulf Stream Large surface current that carries warmer temperatures from Florida to Europe
Delta A collection of sediment that builds up where a river meets a larger body of water
Topographic Map A flat map that shows relief
elevation On a map, what is relief?
Erosion The process by which sediment is moved by wind, water, glacier or gravity
Weathering The process of turning rock into sediment
Steep slope what do closely spaced contour lines on a map show?
contour ___________ lines that connect areas of equal elevation
Depression Another name for a hole in the ground
water the single greatest agent of erosion
relief Elevation on a map
contour Interval The change in elevation from one contour line to the next
Profile A view of an object from the side
Ice Wedging A physical way in which water can break apart rocks
Mechanical weathering Physical breakdown of rock
Alluvial Fan A deposit of sediment at the base of a mountain
Iron Oxide Product of Water , Iron and time
Rust Another name for Iron oxide
Created by: coach_fletcher
Popular Science sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards