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Unformatted text preview: Boise State University Spring 2012 7 GEOS 100 Fundamentals of Geology Pre-Lab 1 ( 5 points ) NAME: ______________________________________ 1) Earths plates are part of a rigid outer layer called the: a) core b) lithosphere c) asthenospere d) mantle 2) Which of the following is NOT one of the areas of focus for the Scientific Specialty Groups in this lab? a) Topography b) Seismology c) Paleontology d) Volcanology 3) Which area of the world will you focus on with your Scientific Specialty Group in this lab? a) North America b) South America c) Asia d) The Arabian Peninsula e) the whole world 4) Which of the following is an example of point data you will examine in this lab? a) topography b) seafloor age c) volcanoes d) earthquakes e) all of the above f) C and D only 5) Which of the following is NOT one of the areas of focus for the Plate Groups in this lab? a) Australian Plate b) Pacific Plate c) Arabian Plate d) Mediterreanean Plate e) North American Plate Boise State University Spring 2012 8 Boise State University Spring 2012 9 GEOS 100 Fundamentals of Geology LAB 1: Discovering Plate Boundaries ( 20 points ) Introductory Questions - What patterns exist in the distribution of earthquakes, volcanoes, topography, and seafloor age on Earth? - How are these patterns related to tectonic plate boundaries? - How many different types of plate boundaries exist? How are they similar? How are they different? Plate Tectonic Theory is a model of the Earth that is widely accepted by the geologic community because it explains an overwhelming number of geologic observations. This theory describes a rigid, outer layer of Earth (the lithosphere ) divided into plates that move relative to one another. In this lab, you will explore some of the geologic observations explained by Plate Tectonic Theory, and use patterns in these data to describe and classify different types of plate boundaries . Note that plate boundaries/margins are not necessarily the same thing as continent boundaries/margins); a continental margin that is not a plate boundary is called a passive margin ....
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