GEO Quiz #1 study guide - Chapter 1 An Introduction to...

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Chapter 1 – An Introduction to Geology Understand the workings behind the scientific method. What are the different steps and the balances and checks associated with the scientific method. o Steps Recognizing the problem Collecting Data Proposing Hypothesis Testing Hypothesis o Theories o Laws The Earth began to differentiate forming a stratified Earth. How does density change with depth? o The density increases the deeper down you go What are these zones (not necessary to memorize depths)? o Crust Oceanic Continental o Mantle Lithosphere – the hard rock that cannot flow and the upper portion of the mantle Asthenosphere – the rock that can flow at the top of the mantle o Core Outer core Inner core How are these zones (Fig 1.1) grouped to form the Geodynamo System and Plate Tectonic system? o The outer core is liquid iron alloy and is able to flow, this creates the earths magnetic field Which one makes up the tectonic plates? o
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course GEOL 101 taught by Professor Wilkie during the Fall '08 term at Washington State University .

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GEO Quiz #1 study guide - Chapter 1 An Introduction to...

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