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A trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock fossil
The name givent to the four outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune gas giants
A type of rock that forms from the cooling or molten rock at or below the surface igneous rock
Not formed from living things or the remains of living things inorganic
The blocking of sunlight to the moon that occurs when EArth is directly between the sun and moon Lunar Eclipse
A type of rock that forms from an existing rock that is changed by hear, pressure or chemical reactions metamorphic rock
The gas that gives Uranus and Neptune their blue green color methane
The undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced; a divergent plate boundary mid-ocean ridge
A naturally occuring, inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and a definite chemical compostion mineral
The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million years ago and gave rise to today's continents Pangaea
One of the different shapes of the moon as seen from earth Phase
A section of the lithosphere that slowly moves over the asthenosphere, carriying pieces of continental and oceanic crust plate
The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle plate tectonics
The spining motions of a planet from east to west, opposite to the direction of rotation of most planets and moons retrograde rotation
A series of processes on the surface and inside EArth that slowly change rocks from one kind to another rock cycle
A well-tested concept that explains a wide range of observations scientific theory
The process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust to the ocean floor sea-floor spreading
Small, solid pieces of material that comes from rocks or organisms sediment
A type of rock that forms when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together sedimentary rock
Mixture of tiny rock pieces, decaying plants and animals, mineral, water and air Soil
The blocking of sunlight to EArth that occurs when the moos is between the sun and Earth Solar Eclipse
Something with a definite volume and shape Solid
A mixture in which one substance is dissolved in another solution
The process by wich oceanic crust sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle at a convergent plate boundary subduction
The name given to the four inner planets: Mercury, VEnus, Earth and Mars. terrestrial planets
Increase in soil nutrients, formation of new landforms, and hot springs are benefits of what natural force Volcanic eruptions
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