Physical Geology 101 Spring 2007 1st Exam Study Guide

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The Earth in Space [Chapter 1] I.) Review Questions: Obvious one first; what is Geology? What is a scientific hypothesis and how does it differ from a scientific theory? Why is the Principle of Uniformitarianism important to Geology? How old is the Earth? The inner 4 terrestrial planets of the Solar System differ from the outer 4 planets-how?

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Physical Geology 101Spring 20071st Exam Study GuideThe Earth in Space [Chapter 1]I.) Review QuestionsObvious one first; what is Geology?What is a scientific hypothesis and how does it differ from a scientific theory?Why is the Principle of Uniformitarianism important to Geology?How old is the Earth?The inner 4 terrestrial planets of the Solar System differ from the outer 4 planets-how?What is the lithosphere, and how does it relate to the other "spheres" of Earth Science?The solid Earth is differentiated into layers. What are they? How does the Earth vary chemically? [think about how the layers differ]How is heat important to the evolution of the Earth?II.) Example Question1.) Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars compose the family of Planets collectively called what?a. Gas Giantsb. Icy Planetsc. Terrestrial Planetsd. Kuiper Belt Objectse. AsteroidsGlobal Tectonics

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