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Unformatted text preview: 5. What is the age of the Earth, and how do we know it? (Describe one of the dating techniques we use) 6. How is the development of atmosphere during the Pre-Cambrian tied to the development of life on Earth? (Describe the evidence we have that the atmosphere was different during the Pre-cambrian) 7. What led to the sudden appearance of abundant fossils in the Cambrian? 8. How does the distribution of continents during the Phanerozoic (Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic) relate to the development of the Appalachian mountains in the Eastern US and the Cordilleran Mountains (“the Rockies”) in the western US? 9. What evidence suggests dinosaurs were warm-blooded? 10. What evidence can we use to prove that a suspected geologic area has had a meteorite impact? 11. What evidence do we find for continental glaciation in the northern US during the Quaternary?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course GEOL 111 taught by Professor Naslund during the Spring '08 term at Binghamton.
- Spring '08