GEOSC Extra Credit #3 - Stephanie Rincavage GEOSC 010 Extra...

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Stephanie Rincavage GEOSC 010 Extra Credit #3 – Write Your Own Quiz Questions 03.01.2011 Unit 1 1. What can be considered to be a short definition of science? a. Is a human activity, the ideas must be tested against reality. b. Is not a human activity, the ideas must be tested against reality. c. Is a human activity, the ideas do not need to be tested against reality. d. Is not a human activity, the ideas do not need to be tested against reality. Feedback : Science is in fact a human activity that requires geologist to study and analyze. The ideas or hypothesis they come up with will always be tested against reality. If they can’t be test it would not be considered science. 2. After years of trying to figure out how old the Earth is, geologist came to the conclusion that is about: a. 2.3 million years old b. 4.6 billion years old c. 7.8 trillion years old d. 5.6 million years old e. 6.3 billion years old Feedback : The Earth is about 4.6 billion years old. The pieces from space fell together to come up with gravity, which started Earth! The heat caused the Earth to form. Most of the heat is in the core of the Earth. 3. A common Methodism that is used by anybody study science is the scientific method. Which one is not a step in the process? a. After experimenting, if it does prove the idea then it’s the new idea. If it does not prove the idea use the old idea. b. You need an idea. c. There is no need to repeat you have your answers.
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d. Test your idea and see if it holds to the new idea or old idea. Feedback : The process of the scientific method goes: First, you need a new idea. Second, you need to test this new idea or hypothesis. Third, you need to determine if this proves your new idea. If it proves, then use the new idea. But if it does not prove the new idea, stick with the old idea. Finally, it needs to be test several more times to make sure it will always happen that way. 4. What is a valuable definition of geology? a. The study of the sky and the stars. b. The study of schools and universities. c. The study of the Earth and all the things which happen and why they happen. d. The study of the weather and how we predict the outcomes. Feedback : Geology is the study of the Earth and how these things called mountains, glaciers, earthquakes, landslides, and volcanoes. Why these things happen and what caused them to do this. 5. What was the first national park in 1870? a. Yellowstone National Park b. Glacier National Park c. Greenland National Park d. State College National Park Feedback : Yellowstone was the first national to be recognized in 1870. National park is a piece of land that is reserved for viewing by the government. People can view things such as the landscape, the mountains, and the animals. Unit 2
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2011 for the course GEOSC 010 taught by Professor Alley,richardbanandakrishnan,sr during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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GEOSC Extra Credit #3 - Stephanie Rincavage GEOSC 010 Extra...

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