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

Q2 Final Exam

Final Exam Review

Solid, form in nature, crystal, made of same ingredients, inorganic Characteristics of minerals
Chemically changes rock - rusting and dissolving Chemical Weathering
Occur in the mantle and cause plate motion Convection Currents
Plates push together. Forms: mountains, volcanoes, island, trenches Convergent Boundary
Forms as sediments are deposited at the mouth of a river River Delta
Plates move apart. Forms: mid ocean ridge, rift valley Divergent Boundary
Transport or movement of rock or sediments Erosion
Mesosaurus fossils found in S. America and Africa, tropical plants fossils found in Greenland, continents fit together like a puzzle Evidence of continental drift
Rocks form from lava that cools outside Earth Extrusive Igneous
by the process of how they form How are rocks classified?
Forms from the cooling of magma Igneous Rocks
Forms from the cooling of magma inside Earth Intrusive Igneous Rocks
Least dense layer of Earth, coolest in temperature Crust
Layer that is denser than the crust, hotter than the crust, has convection currents Mantle
Layer that is denser than the crust and mantle, is liquid Outer Core
Layer that is the hottest and most dense layer of Earth, solid Inner Core
Best mixture for growing crops - sand, silt and clay Loam
Occurs when rocks and soil move suddenly Mass Wasting
Physical breakdown of rock by tree roots, ice wedging, abrasion, etc. Mechanical Weathering
Forms as existing rocks are subjected to heat and pressure Metamorphic rocks
Least reliable clue to a mineral's identity Mineral Color
Uses 1-10 to determine hardness. 10 is the hardest. Moh's Scale
The ability of air and water to pass through soil particles. Permeability
Earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, valleys, ocean ridges, trenchs, islands Landforms/Results of Plate Movement
Luster, hardness, color, radioactivity, fluorescence, streak, cleavage, fracture, scratch, etc. Properties of Minerals
Forms from pieces of rock (sediments) that are compacted and cemented Sedimentary Rocks
Weathered rock and decayed organic material Soil composition
the layers of a soil profile Horizons
O, A, B, C, D/R Soil Profile Horizons - top to bottom
organic material - dead decaying plant and animal remains Humus
sand - largest, silt - smaller, clay - smallest Soil Particle Size
plates scrape/grind past each other, forms fault zone Transform Boundary
Breaking down of rock Weathering
Created by: tcburke
Popular Earth 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