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Key Ideas for Exam 1 Why is Earth unique? Age of Earth Age of the universe Formation of elements Formation of the moon Formation of Earth layers Early in Earth history Later in Earth history Earth layers based on composition 2 types of crust and their properties Earth layers based on rigidity Evidence for Earth’s interior Steps of scientific method Continental drift hypothesis Theory of plate tectonics Active and passive continental margins 3 types of plate boundaries (+ subtypes) Reasons for melting Hazards and landforms of boundaries Intraplate hazards Importance of plate tectonics Driving forces of plate tectonics
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Unformatted text preview: Evidence for early plate tectonics Focus vs. epicenter How to locate an earthquake Types of faults and their motions Associations with plate boundaries 3 scales for measuring earthquakes Factors that increase earthquake damage Damage not caused by shaking itself Forecasting vs. predicting What is a mineral? Properties used to identify minerals Polymorphs Most abundant type of Earth minerals Mineral formation Value vs. abundance How to form an igneous rock Classification of igneous rocks Where igneous rocks form Magma differentiation Igneous bodies...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course SCIENCE Planet Ear taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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