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ISBN: 9780078794407

Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780078794407 | Authors:

Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California | 1st Edition - Solutions by Chapter

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Altitude (of the Sun)

    The angle of the Sun above the horizon.

  • Berm

    The dry, gently sloping zone on the backshore of a beach at the foot of the coastal cliffs or dunes.

  • Compressional mountains

    Mountains in which great horizontal forces have shortened and thickened the crust. Most major mountain belts are of this type.

  • Convergence

    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.

  • Elastic rebound

    The sudden release of stored strain in rocks that results in movement along a fault.

  • Filaments

    Dark, thin streaks that appear across the bright solar disk.

  • Food web

    A group of interrelated food chains.

  • Fossil

    The remains or traces of organisms preserved from the geologic past.

  • Marine west coast climate

    A climate found on windward coasts from latitudes 40–65 degrees and dominated by maritime air masses. Winters are mild and summers are cool

  • Metamorphism

    The changes in mineral composition and texture of a rock subjected to high temperature and pressure within Earth.

  • Nebula

    A cloud of interstellar gas and/or dust.

  • Parsec

    The distance at which an object would have a parallax angle of 1 second of arc (3.26 lightyears).

  • Placer

    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.

  • Plucking (quarrying)

    The process by which pieces of bedrock are lifted out of place by a glacier.

  • Radial pattern

    A system of streams running in all directions away from a central elevated structure, such as a volcano.

  • Rectangular pattern

    A drainage pattern characterized by numerous right-angle bends that develops on jointed or fractured bedrock.

  • Revolution

    The motion of one body about another, as Earth about the Sun.

  • Rockslide

    The rapid slide of a mass of rock downslope along planes of weakness.

  • Terrigenous sediment

    Seafloor sediments derived from terrestrial weathering and erosion.

  • Zodiac

    A band along the ecliptic containing the 12 constellations of the zodiac.