Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/80

Click to flip

80 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
To ponder, contemplate with awe, think about deeply
Consider
All that which is created
Creation
A fixed group of stars
Constellation
Large mass of land
Continent
A group or system of stars and other heavenly bodies
Galaxy
A heavenly body that revolves around the sun
Planet
The group of planets, their satellites (moons), comets, meteors, asteroids, and so forth, that revolves around the sun
Solar System
Any celestial body that gives off light
Star
All created things
Universe
The force that attracts one object to another
Gravity
The path of a heavenly body as it rotates around another body
Orbit
The distance from the sun to Earth (about 93,000,000 miles)
AU (astronomical unit)
An imaginary line passing through the center of the earth from the North pole to the South pole
Axis
The length of time it takes a planet to rotate on its axis
Day
Compose of substances that are neither solid nor liquid
Gaseous
To turn in a circular motion on an axis
Rotation
Earth-like
Terrestrial
The length of time it takes a planed to orbit around the sun
Year
Layer of earth that supports life, including land, sea, and air
Biosphere
The center of the earth, consisting of molten ore
Core
Hard, outer covering of the earth's crust-4 to 22 miles thick
Crust
Movement in the earth's crust
Earthquake
The middle layer of the earth
Mantle
An opening in the earth through which gases, ash, and lava are ejected
Volcano
The blanket of air surrounding a heavenly body
Atmosphere
The outer-most layer of atmosphere
Exosphere
The middle layer of air
Mesophere
A protective layer of condensed oxygen, O3 (which has a peculiar smell) in the stratosphere
Ozone layer
Globe
Sphere
The second layer of air above the earth's surface
Stratosphere
The very cold upper layer of air which contains many electrically charged atoms
Thermosphere
The layer of air closest to the earth's surface
Troposphere
Mineral body (like quartz) with regular geometric shapes
Crystalline
Refers to igneous rock formed when magma cools above the surface of the earth
Extrusive
Rock formed as a result of intense heat
Igneous Rock
Hot, molten (melted) rock
Magma
To wear away or break down into small pieces
Erosion
Any evidence of life from the past
Fossil
Rock which has been changed by heat and pressure
Metamorphic Rock
Rock made up of layers of materials settled underwater
Sedimentary Rock
The overall weather pattern of an area
Climate
An imaginary line dividing the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres
Equator
Half of the earth
Hemisphere
How much moisture there is in the air
Humidity
Amount of rain or snow
Precipitation
How hot or cold it is
Temperature
The condition of the atmosphere at any given time or place
Weather
The smallest piece of any substance that can be identified as that substance
Molecules
Vacant or empty space
Vacuum
Higher
Alto
wispy (delicate, fleecy, feathery clouds made up of ice crystals, mares tails, high altitude
Cirrus or Cirro
puffed up (dense puff, mounds or towers of clouds with flat bases)
Cumulus or Cumulo
dark rain (dense rain or snow cloud)
Nimbus or Nimbo
layer (straight layers of low altitude fog-like clouds
Stratus or Strato
energy that travels in waves, mostly from the sun, and travels very fast (186,200 miles per second)
Light
present in all places at the same time
omnipresent
the green color in plants which traps sunlight and makes photosynthesis possible
chlorophyll
sticking together
cohesion
the process by which a plant creates carbohydrates
photosynthesis
to make fruitful or able to reproduce
fertilize
the part of the plant that produces seeds
flower
the colored flower-leaf
petal
the seed-bearing organ of a flower
pistil
the fertilizing dust in a flower
pollen
the part of the plant that seeks nourishment for the plant; generally grows underground
root
wispy (delicate, fleecy, feathery clouds made up of ice crystals, mares tails, high altitude
Cirrus or Cirro
puffed up (dense puff, mounds or towers of clouds with flat bases)
Cumulus or Cumulo
dark rain (dense rain or snow cloud)
Nimbus or Nimbo
layer (straight layers of low altitude fog-like clouds
Stratus or Strato
energy that travels in waves, mostly from the sun, and travels very fast (186,200 miles per second)
Light
present in all places at the same time
omnipresent
the green color in plants which traps sunlight and makes photosynthesis possible
chlorophyll
sticking together
cohesion
the process by which a plant creates carbohydrates
photosynthesis
to make fruitful or able to reproduce
fertilize
the part of the plant that produces seeds
flower
the colored flower-leaf
petal
the seed-bearing organ of a flower
pistil
the fertilizing dust in a flower
pollen
the part of the plant that seeks nourishment for the plant; generally grows underground
root