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Studying for Earth Science 101 Flashcard Sets - Summary
Use these flashcards as an entertaining way to test what you have learned about various topics relating to the Earth's structures and characteristics. These flashcards are designed to help you memorize details such as Earth science term definitions, structural formations, states of matter and Earth's resources. In this chapter, the flashcards will cover details about:
- Earth's atmosphere
- Glacier formation
- Types of rocks and minerals
- Volcanoes and earthquakes
- Weather and natural disasters
- Bodies of water
- The geologic history of the earth
How They Work
Flashcards allow you to focus on specific topics or areas where you feel you need the most review and will support your study of general Earth science material.
- Open an Earth Science flashcard set for the topic you're studying.
- Identify the image, word, name or event on the flashcard.
- Click the button to flip the card and view the answer.
- Select whether you got it right or missed it to keep track of your progress.
- Click the Next arrow to proceed through the Earth Science flashcard set.
- Review the cards you missed or shuffle all cards back in and go through them again.
Earth Science Overview Flashcards
Need a starting place for studying Earth Science? Look no further than these flashcards, which will review the basics of how scientists collect and interpret knowledge about our Earth.
Geologic Time Flashcards
Scientists estimate that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old! How do they know that? And how do they know what has happened to the Earth since then? Use these flashcards to review how scientists study the history of Earth and its inhabitants.
Characteristics of Matter Flashcards
All matter is made up of tiny building blocks called atoms. Use these flashcards to review the basics of matter and atoms, including how atoms are used in nuclear reactions to make large amounts of energy.
Earth's Structure & Resources Flashcards
These flashcards will review the Earth's structure and its natural resources. Use them to help you describe the four spheres of the Earth, the layers of the geosphere, and different types of energy resources.
Plate Tectonics & Earthquakes Flashcards
The Earth's crust is divided into pieces called tectonic plates. Use these flashcards to improve your understanding of tectonic plate movement as well as the consequences of this movement.
Rocks & Minerals Flashcards
This flashcard set will help you review the properties of rocks and minerals. This includes how they are different from one another, how they are classified, and how they are formed.
Igneous Rocks Flashcards
What is an igneous rock, what is it made of, and how does it form? Use these flashcards to review your knowledge of igneous rocks, one of the three types of rocks found on the Earth.
Volcanic Landform Flashcards
These flashcards will help you review volcanoes. This set includes the basic types of volcanoes, the formation of volcanic landforms, and the types of materials ejected from erupting volcanoes.
Weathering & Erosion Flashcards
The Earth's surface is constantly being changed thanks to the actions of weathering and erosion. Use these flashcards to review the two basic weathering processes and the factors affecting soil structure and erosion.
Sedimentary Rock Flashcards
Sandstone. Coal. Rock salt. What do these things have in common? They are all types of sedimentary rock. Use these flashcards to learn more about how sedimentary rocks are formed and classified.
Metamorphic Rock Flashcards
What are metamorphic rocks and how are they formed? What makes them different from other kinds of rocks found on Earth? Use these flashcards to review the characteristics of metamorphic rocks.
Earth's Water Flashcards
Water, water, everywhere! These flashcards will help you review the different places water is found and stored on Earth. They will also review how water cycles and how it affects the land it flows over and through.
This set of flashcards will help you review the basics of glaciers. They will discuss what they are made of, how they move, and what effects they have on the land they move over.
Did you know that 97% of the Earth's water is found in oceans? Use these flashcards to review more interesting facts about oceans, including their properties, the properties of the crust underneath them, and the types of forces that act on them.
Atmosphere of the Earth Flashcards
What is the atmosphere and what is it made of? What effect does the atmosphere have on Earth? Use these flashcards to review your knowledge of Earth's atmosphere.
Weather & Natural Disasters Flashcards
Most people have experienced many thunderstorms during their life. But have you experienced a tsunami? Or a hurricane? These flashcards will review ordinary weather events that occur across the globe and natural disasters common to coastlines.
17. Vocabulary List for Earth Science 101
This is a vocabulary list for Earth Science 101. These terms & concepts will be covered on the final exam for credit-recommendation. Use this asset as a guide to prepare for the final exam.
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Other chapters within the Earth Science 101: Earth Science course
- Earth Science Basics
- Geologic Time
- Characteristics of Matter
- Earth's Spheres and Internal Structure
- Plate Tectonics
- Minerals and Rocks
- Igneous Rocks
- Volcanic Landforms
- Weathering and Erosion
- Sedimentary Rocks: A Deeper Look
- Metamorphic Rocks: A Deeper Look
- Rock Deformation and Mountain Building
- Water Balance on Earth
- Running Water
- Ground Water
- Coastal Hazards
- Earth's Atmosphere
- Weather, Air Masses & Storms
- Earth History
- Energy Resources