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Solutions for Chapter 4: Plate Tectonics

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 4: Plate Tectonics

Solutions for Chapter 4
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ISBN: 9780078794407

Since 23 problems in chapter 4: Plate Tectonics have been answered, more than 2012 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 4: Plate Tectonics includes 23 full step-by-step solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California, edition: 1. Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780078794407.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Air

    A mixture of many discrete gases, of which nitrogen and oxygen are most abundant, in which varying quantities of tiny solid and liquid particles are suspended.

  • Bode’s law

    A sequence of numbers that approximates the mean distances of the planets from the Sun.

  • Compressional mountains

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

  • Diffused light

    Solar energy scattered and reflected in the atmosphere that reaches Earth’s surface in the form of diffuse blue light from the sky.

  • Dip-slip fault

    A fault in which the movement is parallel to the dip of the fault.

  • Food web

    A group of interrelated food chains.

  • Glacial striations

    Scratches and grooves on bedrock caused by glacial abrasion.

  • Globule

    A dense, dark nebula thought to be the birthplace of stars.

  • Gradient

    The slope of a stream; generally measured in feet per mile.

  • Hogback

    A narrow, sharp-crested ridge formed by the upturned edge of a steeply dipping bed of resistant rock.

  • Lithification

    The process, generally cementation and/or compaction, of converting sediments to solid rock.

  • Occlusion

    The overtaking of one front by another.

  • Original horizontality

    Layers of sediments are generally deposited in a horizontal or nearly horizontal position.

  • Sea breeze

    A local wind blowing from the sea during the afternoon in coastal areas.

  • Seismic gap

    A segment of an active fault zone that has not experienced a major earthquake over a span when most other segments have. Such segments are probable sites for future major earthquakes.

  • Sleet

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

  • Stock

    A pluton similar to but smaller than a batholith.

  • Stratovolcano

    See Composite cone.

  • System

    Any size group of interacting parts that form a complex whole.

  • Ventifact

    A cobble or pebble polished and shaped by the sandblasting effect of wind.

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