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What is the opening that spews out lava called?

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Volcano. The lower 48 states have about 40 active volcanoes.

Which of the following is magnetic?

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Metal. Some metals are nonmagnetic.

Where is the asteroid belt found?

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Between Mars And Jupiter. The asteroid belt is comprised of minor planets and asteroids.

What describes both direction and how fast something is going?

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Velocity. In physics, velocity is defined as the rate of change of displacement with time.

What is the fold of tissue that surrounds a mollusk's soft body?

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Mantle. The mantle cavity functions as a respiratory chamber in all molluscs.

Which of the following minerals is most susceptible to damage caused by water?

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Opal. Since water is part of the opal's chemical formula, exposing it to water makes it weak and subject to chipping.

What is another name for the North Star?

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Polaris. Polaris is the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor.

What psychological theory bases much importance on birth order?

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Adlerian. A view of the individual as a whole is the basis of the Adlerian approach in psychology.

What substance can layers of decayed plants form over time?

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Peat. Over time, peat will eventually turn into coal.

What type of rock is coal?

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Sedimentary Rock. Coal is an organic sedimentary rock that forms mainly from plant debris.

What word is used of trees that lose their leaves in the fall?

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Deciduous. Deciduous plants are leafless for some part of the year.

Which of these words comes from another word meaning "wanderer"?

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Planet. A planet falls into one of two categories: terrestrial planet or a gas giant.

What is America's federal weather agency called?

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National Weather Service. The National Weather Service is responsible for issuing severe weather warnings for the United States.

How many faces are there in an icosahedron?

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20 Faces. An icosahedron has twenty faces, is one of the Platonic solids, and represents the universe.

Which national park is directly west of the Painted Desert?

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Petrified Forest. Theodore Roosevelt created Petrified Forest National Monument on December 8, 1906.

What word relating to weather is derived from the Greek work "klima"?

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Climate. The Greek word "klima" means inclination and is the basis for the weather term "climate".

What are the big holes and dents found on the Moon called?

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Craters. There are approximately 30,000 craters on the moon.

Which North American gulf is also known as the Sea of Cortez?

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The Gulf Of California. Lying east of Baja California, the Gulf of California was first reported seen by Cortez" men.

What spacecraft takes astronauts into space, orbits the Earth and can be flown more than once?

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Space Shuttle. The Space Shuttle launches from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

For what branch of physics did Einstein say "God does not play dice"?

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Quantum Mechanics. Quantum mechanics, a branch of physics, is also known as quantum physics or quantum theory.

 

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