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What are wide areas of relatively flat land but they rise abruptly above surrounding lands, they also have poor soil and few resources?
Plateau
What are wide ares of level land, and is the most valuable land form for farmers?
Plain
What is the hot layer of the earth that has fluid materials?
Mantle
What is the solid part of the earth?
Lithosphere
What are features of land?
Landform
What is water on the earth's surface?
Hydrosphere
What is the thin outer part of the earth?
Crust
What does the bottom layer of the crust contain?
Sima
What does the top layer of the crust contain?
Sial
What layer of the earth is beneath the mantle?
Core
What does the outer layer of the core contain?
Liquid
What does the inner layer of the core contain?
Solids
What is the covering of air that surrounds our planet?
Atmosphere
What is sediment deposited by flowing water?
Alluvium
What is it called when the oceans flow into each other?
World Ocean
What is a partially enclosed arm of the ocean?
Sea
What are the 4 principal bodies of water?
Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean
What is unwilling to recognize the existence of a powerful Creator, who made all things for a purpose and who will judge His creation?
Uniformitarianism
What claims to explain events that supposedly occurred over hundreds of millions of years?
Continental Drift Theory
What is an island, usually large and high, that is formed near a continent out of the same landmass?
Continental Island
What is the degenerative process that contributes to the breaking up and alteration of rock material?
Weathering
What are wetland areas of standing water in which large trees grow?
Swamp
What are particles of sand, silk, and clay that are produced by weathering?
Sediments
What are wetland areas with standing water, grasses, and small water plants?
Marsh
What is soil ingredient produced by the slow decomposition of leaves and other organic materials?
Humus
What is a bend in a portion of the earth's crust caused by pressure?
Fold
What is a crack in the earth's surface when 2 pieces of land have moved in different directions?
Fault