Exam 1 study guide, Winter 2011

Exam 1 study guide, Winter 2011 - Geology 112 - Exam 1...

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Geology 112 - Exam 1 Study Guide (Covers Chapters 1-7, including Nature of Science) General: 1. The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions and may include photos or diagrams. 2. Go over the “Chapter Summaries”, and “Review Questions” at the end of each chapter. 3. Remember that geology has a specialized vocabulary so you should know all of the “Important Terms” listed for each chapter. 4. Review “bold” type paragraph headings. Make sure you understand principles relating to the headings 5. Review figures, pictures and their captions. 6. Study your class notes and look over the lectures posted under Blackboard Chapters (and corresponding lectures and online readings): Chapter 1 – Big Bang (evidences of), Our Universe, Our Solar system (how and when it formed and how we know this), inner vs. outer planets (differences, similarities). Layers of the Earth (based on physical properties and composition) and the major constituents of the crust, The major types of meteorites (chondritic, iron) and what they reveal about the planets and the origin of the solar system, and about the interior of earth. Understand the unifying themes of geology and biology. The scientific method – rules, goals (see also online reading). Chapter 2 – From matter to minerals (and know how to identify quartz and calcite), ionic vs covalent bonds, types of rocks (rock cycle), rock classification, Magma vs. lava. Know the features used to identify Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary Rocks and understand what those features reveal to geologists. Chapter 3
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