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Jamie wants to determine the density of a small rock. Which combination of tools would be best for Jamie to use?
a) a balance scale and a thermometer
b) a graduated cylinder and a balance scale
c) a graduated cylinder and a thermometer
d) a ruler and a balance scale

What is the half-life of carbon-14?
a) 22,920 years
b) 17,190 years
c) 11,460 years
d) 5,730 years

Which item should be used to identify the color of a rock sample’s powder?
a) hand lens
b) petri dish
c) streak plate
d) magnet

A student wants to measure the volume of a rock sample. Which would be the best tool to use?
a) thermometer
b) ruler
c) graduated cylinder
d) balance scale

A possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question is a
a) scientific theory
b) hypothesis
c) manipulated variable
d) scientific law

Which measurement tool should be used to find the mass of a rock?
a) microscope
b) flask
c) balance scale
d) beaker

Most fossils from when organism die and are buried in
a) ice
b) unconformities
c) faults
d) sediment

Which of the following is NOT a part of the rock cycle?
a) weathering and erosion
b) melting and cooling
c) heat and pressure
d) evaporation and precipitation

________________ are the scientists who study the forces that make and shape the planet Earth.
a) Physicists
b) Chemists
c) Geologist
d) Biologist

A petrified fossil forms when
a) gases escape from the organism and leave carbon behind
b) an organism becomes trapped in amber
c) minerals replace all or part of an organism
d) an organism is frozen

A break in Earth’s crust where rocks have slipped past each other is called a
a) layer
b) fault
c) boundary
d) plate

What erupts through the valley of a mid-ocean ridge?
a) the lithosphere
b) molten material
c) continental drift
d) deep-ocean trenches

In the convection current of a pan of soup, the cooler, denser fluid
a) stays on top
b) sinks to the bottom
c) stays where it is
d) rises to the top

Continental crust consists mainly of the rock
a) nickel
b) mantle
c) basalt
d) granite

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