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WHAT IS USED INSTEAD OF LEAD IN OUR PENCILS?
GRAPHITE
WHAT IS THE PRIMARY COMPONENT OF PLASTER OF PARIS?
GYPSUM
WHAT ARE INDIAN ARROWHEADS MADE OF?
FLINT
WHAT MINERAL HAS THE UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF FORMING LARGE CRYSTALS WHICH CLEAVE/BREAK INTO FLAT SHEETS?
MICA
WHAT IS THE SUBSTANCE THAT FORMS A SPECIAL KIND OF SOLID CALLED A CRYSTAL?
A MINERAL
AS THE GROUND WATER EVAPORATES, CRYSTALS OF THE MINERALS FORM INSIDE THE HOLE IN THE ______________.
LIMESTONE
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE ROCKLIKE OBJECT THAT LOOKS LIKE A HARD MUDBALL?
A GEODE
IS A GEODE HOLLOW OR SOLID
IT CAN BE EITHER
WHAT IS A GEMSTONE?
A RARE, BEAUTIFUL MINERAL WHICH IS VERY HARD
WHAT IS THE HARDEST OF ALL SUBSTANCES?
DIAMOND
CAN DIAMOND CUT THROUGH METAL, GLASS AND OTHER STONES?
YES
WHAT CAN CUT DIAMOND?
OTHER DIAMONDS
WHAT IS THE NAME OF SCIENTISTS WHO STUDY MINERALS?
MINERALOGISTS
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GEM AND A GEMSTONE?
A GEM IS POLISHED. A GEMSTONE IS NOT.
WHAT IS THE RAREST GEMSTONE?
RUBIES
WHAT GIVES QUARTZ ITS COLOR?
IMPURITIES
WHAT DOES MALLEABLE MEAN?
IT CAN BE HAMMERED INTO THIN SHEETS
DEFINE DUCTIBLE
DRAWN INOT WIRES
WHAT METAL IS THE BEST CONDUCTOR OF ELECTRICITY?
SILVER
WHAT IS OUR MOST USEFUL METAL?
IRON
WHAT IS THE LIGHTWEIGHT, SILVERY COLORED METAL THAT CAN BE FORMED INTO ALMOST ANY SHAPE?
ALUMINUM
WHAT IS THE ONLY METAL THAT IS A LIQUID AT ROOM TEMPERATURE?
MERCURY
WHATS A COMMON NAME FOR MERCURY?
QUICKSILVER
WHAT IS A SILVERY WHITE, RADIOACTIVE METAL WHICH IS THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF NUCLEAR POWER?
URANIUM
WHAT IS THE BLACK/BROWN ROCKLIKE SUBSTANCE THAT IS FOUND IN LAYERS OF ROCK ALL OVER THE WORLD?
COAL
IN ITS NATURAL STATE, WHAT IS CALLED PETROLEUM OR CRUDE OIL?
OIL
WHAT IS A GEYSER?
A STEAMING, VIOLENTLY EXPLOSIVE COLUMN OF WATER THAT SHOOTS MANY FEET INTO THE AIR
WHAT'S THE NAME OF THE ROCK THAT LOOKS LIKE STONE ICICLES HANGING FROM THE ROOF OF THE CAVE?
STALACTITES
WHAT'S THE NAME OF STONE FORMATIONS GROWING UP FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CAVE?
STALAGMITES
WHAT'S IT CALLED WHEN STALAGMITES AND STALACTITES GROW TOGETHER?
COLUMN
WHAT'S THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE WHO ENJOY EXPLORING CAVES?
SPELUNKERS
WHAT'S THE NAME OF PRESERVED REMAINS OF PLANTS OR ANIMALS?
FOSSILS
WHAT IS GEOLOGY?
THE STUDY OF THE STRUCTURE OF THE EARTH
WHAT IS THE NAME OF PLANT AND ANIMAL REMAINS THAT HAVE TURNED TO STONE?
PETRIFIED FOSSILS
MOLDS ARE FORMED WHEN...
THE MUD THAT BURIES A PLANT OR ANIMAL QUICKLY HARDENS AROUND IT
SCIENTISTS WHO STUDY FOSSILS
PALEONTOLOGISTS