GLG 150 WEEK 1 Earth and Earth Materials

GLG 150 WEEK 1 Earth and Earth Materials

GLG 150 WEEK 1 Earth and Earth Materials

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.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.

 

Part 2

Resources:

  • Minerals Drag and Drop (Chapter 2)
  • Virtual Rock Lab (Chapter 2)

Complete the following WileyPLUS® GeoDiscoveries and answer the following questions:

  1. What is the difference between a rock and a mineral?
  2. What types of tests are used to identify minerals?

 

Part 3

  1. Label the part and mineral resource that compose each part of this lightbulb. Refer to the diagram in Chapter 2.
A.
B.
C.
D.

 

E.
F.
G.
H.
  1. Choose two minerals and describe where these minerals are found in nature and the environmental impact of extracting these minerals from the earth. You may need outside resources.

 

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
Continental drift
Extinct species: dinosaurs, early mammals, and so on
Evolution
Meteor strikes
Mass extinctions
Wandering poles
Other

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GLG 150 WEEK 1 Earth and Earth Materials