Chapter 8 Notes Outline: Volcanoes and Plutons (Selected sections)
In certain environments, rocks melt to form magma. This section of your text explores why rocks
melt and in what environments magma forms.
Three main processes that form magma are:
PAG E 1 6 6 1
Scientists Fears Come True as
Hurricane Floods New Orleans
There are times when scientists would prefer
to be wrong. Such was the case last week as
Ivor van Heerden and other researchers
reflected upon the de
Order Code RS22238
September 6, 2005
CRS Report for Congress
Received through the CRS Web
New Orleans Levees and Floodwalls:
Hurricane Damage Protection
Nicole T. Carter
Analyst in Environmental Policy
Resources, Science, and Industry Division
Wetlands erosion raises hurricane risks
Natural storm 'speed bump' around New Orleans now
Wetland scientists evaluate a
potential marsh restoration
project in Louisiana's Barataria
Basin, south of New Orleans.
Chapter 15 Notes Outline: Ocean Basins
The Origin of Oceans
When Earth was first formed, there was no hydrosphere, atmosphere, or biosphere. What is the
current scientific hypothesis on the source of water (and the other components necessary to
Atmospheric Heating/Global Climate Change Assignment
Climate change may be one of the most important issues that we face in the 21 st century.
In this assignment, you will use a variety of resources designed to help you learn more about the science
Earth Science 105 Unit 3 Exam. This is the exam that will be posted in Blackboard for Unit 3. You will
select five of these questions and thoroughly answer each one.
1. A. Define weathering; how is mechanical weathering different from chemical weathering?
Complete no later than January 7.
On April 20, 2010, the floating Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling unit working in the Gulf of
Mexico caught on fire as the result of an explosion. It sank two days later
Chapter 10 Notes Outline: Weathering, Soil, and Erosion (Selected
Why have the ancient impact craters that formed on Earth and our moon as the solar system
formed vanished from Earth but remain visible on the Moon? Consider the atmo
Earth Science, Online Class
Unit 4/Unit 5 Exam
This is a list of the questions that will be on the Unit 4/Unit 5 Exam. The exam will be posted in
the online course; you will enter your answers in the Unit 4/Unit 5 Assessment in the online
course. You will
January 10, 2016
Due no later than January 13.
View the USGS video of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. In addition, read the descriptions of the
event (web link is in the Web Lionk folder on the left, but also at: http:/www.yo
January 15, 2016
Due no later than January 16.
Effects of Urbanization on Streams
Concepts from this assignment are on Unit Exam 3.
View the USGS web link found in the web links on the Effects of Urbanization on Stream Ecosy