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Science Crossword (chapters 0-3)

Across
Comparing what you already know with the information you are given in order to decide whether you agree with it
States that in rock layers that have not been folded or deformed, the oldest rock layers are at the bottom
The period of time that occurred from about 4 to 2.5 million years ago
Earth's entire solid body
Refers to grain size and how the grains are arranged
Rock and mineral fragments that are loose or suspended in water
An element is the time required for half of the amount of a radioactive parent element to decay into a stable daughter element
The factor that you want to test
Describes a pattern or an event in nature that is always true
The process that moves large amounts of rock up to Earth's surface and to higher elevations
Results when uneven pressures cause flat minerals to line up, giving the rock a layered appearance
When magma cools and crystallizes inside Earth
Down
The process by which atoms form a solid with an orderly, repeating pattern
The atoms in a crystal are arranged in an orderly, repeating pattern
The time from 2.5 to 0.542 billion years ago
The first 640 million years of Earth history
Molten rock when it is inside of Earth
The factor measured or observed during an experiment
The outer part of the magnetic field that interacts with these particles
The series of processes that continually change one rock type into another
The process through which sediment turns into rock
The process of laying down sediment into a new location
Molten rock that erupts into Earth's surface
A visual record of Earth's history, with the individual units based on changes in the rocks and fossils