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  • 1. 6th grade JEOPARDY!
  • 2. Volcanoes Rocks & Minerals Avalanches & Earthquakes Glaciers Bill Nye’s assistant 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500
  • 3. Rocks & Minerals 100
    • The quest for this precious mineral led to the settlement of the Turnagain arm and Anchorage area?
  • 4. Rocks & Minerals 200
    • The mountains in Alaska are:
    • A. Older than
    • B. Same age as
    • C. Younger than
    • the mountains in the rest of the lower United States.
  • 5. Rocks & Minerals 300
    • What is the Alaska State Gem?
    • http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/ak_symb.htm
  • 6. Rocks & Minerals 400
    • The waters around Anchorage are full of very fine dirt particles called silt. Explain how silt is formed.
  • 7. Rocks & Minerals 500
    • Rocks are classified according to how they were formed. Name the 3 types of rocks. Hint ISM
    • http://www.rocksforkids.com/RFK/howrocks.html
  • 8. Volcanoes 100
    • Name the local volcano that has geologists (and our city) on high alert.
    • http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hcWJaxwgurm_TV9AVcObQBWbS25QD960U21O1
  • 9. Volcanoes 200
    • What is the name of the liquid rock that often oozes from volcanoes.
    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/guides/tech/volcanoes/newsid_1768000/1768595.stm
  • 10. Volcanoes 300
    • The last time Mt. Redoubt erupted, it sent an ash plume how far into the sky.
    • A. 37 ft.
    • B. 370 ft.
    • C. 3,700 ft.
    • D. 37,000 ft.
    • http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE7DF1239F932A35750C0A966958260
  • 11. Volcanoes 400
    • Name the three prominent volcanoes seen on the skyline across the Cook Inlet. Hint: IRS
  • 12. Volcanoes 500
    • The three eruptions of this local volcano in 1992 deposited ash on Anchorage, closed our airport and ruined vehicles.
    • http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/about.php
  • 13. Avalanches & Earthquakes 100
    • Avalanches are caused by which of the following?
    • A. Fresh Snow
    • B. Wind
    • C. Humans
    • D. Cold Weather
    • E. All of the Above
  • 14. Avalanches & Earthquakes 200
    • Rain, snow, wind and erosion cause all of the following except?
    • A. Avalanches
    • B. Earthquakes
    • C. Glaciers
    • D. Canyons
    • E. Mudslides
  • 15. Avalanches & Earthquakes 300
    • Alaska has an average of how many earthquakes every year.
    • A. 100
    • B. 500
    • C. 1000
    • D. 10,000
    • http://www.alaskadenalitours.com/alaska_natural_history/alaska_geology.html
  • 16. Avalanches & Earthquakes 400
    • What is the name of the Earth’s plates that shift to create an earthquake.
    • http://www.smate.wwu.edu/teched/geology/eq-Alaska64.html hyperlink
  • 17. Avalanches & Earthquakes 500
    • The “Good Friday” Earthquake that measured 8.4 on the Richter Scale happened in what year?
    • http://www.smate.wwu.edu/teched/geology/eq-Alaska64.html
  • 18. Glaciers 100
    • The large holes in a glacier caused by its movement are called?
  • 19. Glaciers 200
    • The chunks of ice that break off tidewater glaciers and float in the water are called?
  • 20. Glaciers 300
    • What is a tidewater glacier?
  • 21. Glaciers 400
    • The estimated number of glaciers in Alaska?
    • A. 1,000
    • B. 10,000
    • C. 100,000
    • D. 1,000,000
    • http://www.alaskascenes.com/alaskaglaciers.html
  • 22. Glaciers 500
    • Name the famous glacier in portage valley, at the end of Turnagain arm.
  • 23. Bill Nye’s assistant 100
    • Name the main highway that connects Anchorage and Fairbanks.
  • 24. Bill Nye’s assistant 200
    • Name the mountain range that borders Anchorage to the East.
  • 25. Bill Nye’s assistant 300
    • The Cook Inlet flows from the Pacific Ocean to Anchorage before it splits into two arms . Name one of the two arms to the north or south of Anchorage.
  • 26. Bill Nye’s assistant 400
    • Where does the water for Anchorage, the water you drink, come from.
  • 27. Bill Nye’s assistant 500
    • Why do glaciers appear blue?

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