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

Science Words

6th grade words- By: Ashley Patterson

Stress The forces that push and pull on the Earths crust causes its deformation.
Crust The surface layer of the Earth.
Deformation In geology, any change in the ordinal shape or volume of rocks.
Compression The type of stress that squeezes rocks together.
Tension The type of stress that pulls rocks apart.
Shearing The type of stress that pushes the rocks of the crust in two opposite, horizontal directions.
Facture In minerals, the way a minerals that does not cleave breaks along a rough or jagged surface.
Fault A break or crack along which rocks move.
Hanging Wall The block of rock above a fault.
Foot Wall The bock of rock below a fault
Normal Fault A fault in which the hanging wall moves down relative to the foot wall
Reverse Fault A fault in which the hanging wall moved up relative to the foot wall.
Thrust Fault A reverse fault in which the hanging wall slides over the foot water
Lateral Fault A fault along which the blocks move horizontally passed each other.
Fault-Black Mountains A mountain formed by blocks of rock uplifted from normal faults.
Rift Vally A valley formed when the block of land between two normal faults slides downwards.
Fold A blend in rock.
Anticline An upward fold in rock.
Syncline A downwards fold in rock.
Plateau A large area of flat land that is rises above sea level and contains of horizontal rock layers.
Dome A rises area shaped roughly like the top hafe of a sphere, often formed by magma pushing upward on the rock layer above it.
Mantle The layer of the Earth that extends from the bottom of the crust to the core.
Isostasy The balancing of the downward force of the crust and the upward force of the mantle.
Created by: Ashley.P
Popular Law 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