Earth science 7 questions

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1. There are six characteristics a substance must display in order to be classified as a mineral. Explain those six characteristics.

2. Describe the difference between relative dating and absolute dating. Describe how the two methods were used together to develop the geologic time scale.

3. List and explain three features of the Earth that allow it to support life.

4. Describe the difference between a normal, reverse, and strike-slip fault.

5. Explain the difference between convergent, divergent, and transform plate boundaries.

6. Describe the difference between the continental shield and the stable platform.

7. Describe the following terms: crust, core, mantle, lithosphere, asthenosphere.

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