- Chapter 1: Mapping Earths Surface
- Chapter 10: Oceans
- Chapter 11: Weather and Climate
- Chapter 12: Ecological Roles
- Chapter 13: Energy and Matter in Ecosystems
- Chapter 14: Resources
- Chapter 2: Earths Structure
- Chapter 3: Thermal Energy and Heat
- Chapter 4: Plate Tectonics
- Chapter 5: Plate Boundaries and California
- Chapter 6: Earthquakes
- Chapter 7: Volcanoes
- Chapter 8: Weathering and Erosion
- Chapter 9: Earths Atmosphere
Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California 1st Edition - Solutions by Chapter
Full solutions for Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California | 1st Edition
Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California | 1st Edition - Solutions by ChapterGet Full Solutions
Rock or soil through which groundwater moves easily.
Blowout (deflation hollow)
A depression excavated by the wind in easily eroded deposits.
A cloud of glowing gas excited by ultraviolet radiation from hot stars.
A wind blowing down the lee-ward side of a mountain and warming by compression.
The condition that exists when the distribution of winds within a given area results in a net horizontal inflow of air into the area. Because convergence at lower levels is associated with an upward movement of air, areas of convergent winds are regions favorable to cloud formation and precipitation.
Mass per unit volume of a substance, usually expressed as grams per cubic centimeter
See Glacial drift.
See Bright-line spectrum
The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrasting characteristics.
The solid innermost layer of Earth, about 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) in radius.
The portion of a shadow from which only part of the light source is blocked by an opaque body.
Deposit formed when heavy minerals are mechanically concentrated by currents, most commonly streams and waves. Placers are sources of gold, tin, platinum, diamonds, and other valuable minerals.
Lower limit of perennial snow.
Slow, downslope flow of water-saturated materials common to permafrost areas.
See Divergent boundary.
Scratches or grooves in a bedrock surface caused by the grinding action of a glacier and its load of sediment.
The end moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier.
A well-tested and widely accepted view that explains certain observable facts.
A bench or shelf in the bedrock at sea level, cut by wave erosion.