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What do ship captains use to help them know when it is safe to dock at the ocean's edge?

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Tide Tables. Tide tables list the high and low water heights and times for each day.

To which part of physics does the Archimedes' Principle refer?

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Buoyancy. Buoyancy is an upward force exerted by a fluid that pushes against an object's weight.

What is the name of an instrument that records vibrations in the Earth's crust?

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Seismograph. The Richter Scale assigns a number to quantify the amount of seismic energy.

What type of topography describes caves, caverns, and sinkholes?

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Karst. Karst topography is a landscape shaped by the dissolution of a layer or layers of soluble bedrock.

Which of these is a type of galaxy?

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Spiral. Edwin Hubble first described a spiral galaxy in "The Realm", his 1936 work.

What kind of waves are formed when you send electricity through a magnet?

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Electromagnet. An electromagnet loses its magnetic force when the current ceases.

What term describes what happens when ice breaks off a main glacier and becomes an iceberg?

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Calving. The calving of glaciers in Greenland creates 12,000 to 15,000 icebergs annually.

One mile per hour is about how many meters per second?

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0.447. 1 mile per hour = 5280 feet per hour.

What part of the plant does most of the photosynthesis?

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Leaf. In the fall, leaves stop producing chlorophyll, which allows the other colors in the leaf to show through.

What is a combination of the function of the elevators and ailerons in one?

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Elevons. Elevons are aircraft control surfaces.

Earthmen first sent a spacecraft to which planet?

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Venus. Venus rotates once on its axis every 243 earth days.

Which scientific term means "a small body of water"?

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Pond. "Succession" is the term for the transformation of a pond to a type of landform.

In 1966, Hovercraft service began over what body of water?

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English Channel. The English Channel joins the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

Which of these is not a learned trait?

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Brown Eyes. Brown is the most common eye color in the world.

Which of the these can help weather scientists track and predict hurricanes?

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Airplane Radar. The National Hurricane Center tracks hurricane activity with radar.

In 1993, the "Mars Observer" took the first ever pictures of Mars from how far away?

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5 Billion Kilometers. Mars Observer was launched by the U.S. in September 1992.

From what type of storm does a hurricane form?

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Tropical Depression. A tropical depression is an organized group of thunderstorms.

What are large volcanoes that rise from the sea floor called?

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Seamounts. A seamount never reaches the surface of the ocean, thus never becoming an island.

Which planet seems to roll rather than spin along its orbit?

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Uranus. Uranus is theorized to have been hit by something large millions of years ago, causing its odd rotation.

What is the largest planet in the solar system?

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Jupiter. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun.

 

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