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Fun with Geology Terms

Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre

This puzzle is made for the 2007 APEGGA Elementary Science Nights held during the National Engineering and Geoscience Week. Answers available at cmags.org

petrified breaking of the rock layers
erosion wearing away of mountains and valleys
terrain type of wood which is turned into rock
soil small stream portion of river
seismograph land forms which contains caves and sinkholes
metamorphic sudden fault and slipping of rock layers
paleontology rocks formed from the sediments
crust Geological Survey of Canada
stratified instrument for measuring earthquakes
foothills rock type formed from cooling of molten rock
erratic upward folding of rock could be a trap for oil
lava downward folding of rock
geology very old crab-like fossil found at Burgess shale
geologist term describes the lay of the land
glacier large mass of flowing ice
tributary magma reaching the surface
plate scientist who studies rocks and features of the earth
crevasse study of fossils and historic life
magma mineral and organic material, also called dirt
karst remains or impression preserved in rocks
earthquake eruption of lava to form a type of mountain
valley large block of the earth's crust
trilobite made up of layers
sedimentary a hot spring which erupts
igneous earth's outer layer of material
syncline large rounded hills on eastern side of the rockies
GSC large v-shaped break in a glacier
mantle large boulder moved along on the glaciers
fossil molten rock below the earth surface
moraine between the crust and the core
fault study of rocks and minerals
volcano rock type formed by heat and pressure
hoodoos pillars developed by erosion, sometimes have caps
anticline space between the hills and mountains
geyser found at the front and sides of glaciers

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