Aimee Feldpausch 7.4 - 7.4 NC Geological History http\/www.learnnc.org\/lp\/editions\/nchist-twoworlds\/1671 As you read the article about North Carolinas

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7.4 NC Geological History As you read the article about North Carolina’s geological past, you will answer the following questions. Turn in this document for a grade. 1.When did the landmass under NC form? 2.How did the Appalachian Mountains form? 3.When did the first Homo sapiens appear in NC? 4.What are the 2 words that scientists use to describe all the changes in geology, environmental conditions, biology, and climatic? 5.In your own words, describe radioactive dating. 6.In your own words, tell where the oldest rocks come from? a.Outer Space. They were found in meteorites. 7.In your own words, describe what was special about the rocks found in Greenland? a.They rocks are metamorphic which need heat, water, and pressure to form. 8.In your own words, describe what the climate was like in the distant past? a.Either warm and dry or cold and wet. 9.In your own words, describe how we know when certain types of plants and animals appeared? a.Based on scientists dating fossils. 10. In your own words describe how different species are related. a.They share common ancestry.

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