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Solutions for Chapter 2: Earths Structure

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

Full solutions for Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California | 1st Edition

ISBN: 9780078794407

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

Solutions for Chapter 2: Earths Structure

Solutions for Chapter 2
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Textbook: Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California
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ISBN: 9780078794407

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Anemometer

    An instrument used to determine wind speed.

  • Arctic (A) air mass

    A bitterly cold air mass that forms over the frozen Arctic Ocean.

  • Binary stars

    Two stars revolving around a common center of mass under their mutual gravitational attraction.

  • Bright-line spectrum

    The bright lines produced by an incandescent gas under low pressure.

  • Chemical sedimentary rock

    Sedimentary rock consisting of material that was precipitated from water by either inorganic or organic means.

  • Clouds of vertical development

    A cloud that has its base in the low-height range but extends upward into the middle or high altitudes.

  • Ductile deformation

    A type of solid state flow that produces a change in the size and shape of a rock body without fracturing. Occurs at depths where temperatures and confining pressures are high.

  • Elastic deformation

    Rock deformation in which the rock will return to nearly its original size and shape when the stress is removed.

  • Highland climate

    Complex pattern of climate conditions associated with mountains. Highland climates are characterized by large differences that occur over short distances.

  • Immature soil

    A soil lacking horizons.

  • Intertidal zone

    The area where land and sea meet and overlap; the zone between high and low tides.

  • Kuiper belt

    A region outside the orbit of Neptune where most short-period comets are thought to originate.

  • Metamorphism

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

  • Nonconformity

    An unconformity in which older metamorphic or intrusive igneous rocks are overlain by younger sedimentary strata.

  • Nonfoliated texture

    Metamorphic rocks that do not exhibit foliation.

  • Photon

    A discrete amount (quantum) of electromagnetic energy.

  • Plucking (quarrying)

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

  • Sleet

    Frozen or semifrozen rain formed when raindrops freeze as they pass through a layer of cold air.

  • Tsunami

    The Japanese word for a seismic sea wave.

  • Wave of oscillation

    A water wave in which the wave form advances as the water particles move in circular orbits.

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