Earth Essay

900 Words May 12th, 2014 4 Pages
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University of Phoenix Material

Earth and Earth Materials I Worksheet

From Visualizing Earth Science, by Merali, Z., and Skinner, B. J, 2009, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Copyright 2009 by Wiley. Adapted with permission.

Part 1

Complete the WileyPLUS® GeoDiscoveries Earth Drag and Drop from Chapter 1. Label and describe each letter in the space below.
A

B
C
D
E
F
G

H

A. Ocean |
B. Continental crust |
C. Oceanic crust |
D. Solid inner core |
E. Liquid outer core |
F. Mesosphere |
G. Anthenosphere |
H. Lithosphere |

Part 2

Resources:

Minerals Drag and Drop (Chapter 2)
Virtual Rock Lab (Chapter 2)
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Another mineral is Ice is a mineral; it’s true I would never think ice can be a mineral. It occurs in nature in the form of hexagonal crystals and has a specific chemical formula (H2O).(chapter2).

Part 4

In the following table, summarize what scientists have learned from the fossil record. Include the type of fossil evidence scientists used in their research. Add one more type of evidence with a summary to the table.

Note. You may need to do outside research to complete the table. Cite any references used and provide a References page.

Area of information | Summary |
Climate change | The scientific opinion is that the Earth climate system is the warning and the humans are causing most of it because of things humans do and its increases the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and for that causes is also burning the fossil fuels. |
Continental drift | About one hundred years ago a Germany scientist was laugh at for advancing the shocking idea that the continents were adrift. Alfred Wegener is the Germany Scientist. But yet he was right the “continental drift and the more recent science of plate tectonics are now the bedrock of modern geology. But in Wegener’s day, geological thinking stood firmly on a solid earth where continents and oceans were the permanent features” ( smithsonianmag.com/science-nature).

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Extinct species:…

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