EARTH OUR WATERY HOME EXAM NOTES
TOPIC 1: Science, Understanding & Belief
What is the scientific method?
A game that has rules
How do you know if youre doing science?
Science begins as a question
o That question begins w/ observation or experienc
Activity 7 Convergent and Divergent Boundaries
In this activity we will look more closely at the happenings at convergent and
Part I: Tectonic Plates and Boundaries
Lets practice picking out plates and plate boundaries on
Lecture one 8/25/16
What is an earth science?
o The investigation of interactions among the four components of the
1. Atmosphere (air, weater)
2. Hydrosphere (water, ice)
3. Biosphere (plants, animals)
4. Geosphere (land, rocks
HWRS170 EXAM 3
1. Air rises at the equator then descends at 30 degrees latitude in
what is known as a _ Cell.
2. Sailing ships in the North Atlantic depended upon consistent
_ to carry them westward and consistent _ to
carry them eastward.
HWRS 170 EXAM 2
Common table salt is actually a mineral called -halite.
This rock sample corresponds to a
a) -Low silica volcanic rock
Identify which of the following rocks will have the highest silica
HWRS 170 9/3/2015 Scientific method
Difference between hypothesis/theory
o Theory is an extensively tested hypothesis
Theory is not 100% fact, can be questioned still
o There is no relationship between the tested variables
Cant prove a
HWRS170 9/29 EXAM REVIEW
Question 1: You are planning a trip from earth to a planet in another solar
system, what issues must you account for in your planning?
Getting passed the asteroid belt between mars and Jupiter
Time. Would take 10k years to get t
HWRS 170 9/1
Geocentric earth hypothesis
o Means earth centered
o Heliocentric hypothesis
Sun was center of universe
Not popular opinion at time
Catholic church supported geocentric hypothesis
o Did so for 1500 years
o Theory of tid
Block 2 Study Questions Everything is Connected
1. How and why are the Atmospheres of Earth and Venus different?
2. Why is Venus the hottest planet (hotter than Earth), but hotter even than
HWRS 170a1-002, Fall 2016 (v.8/19/16)
9:30-10:45 ILC 130, #57640
Textbook The Good Earth 2nd or 3rd Ed. (Connect, required) McConnell et al.
McGrawHill LearnSmart/Connect required; Response device Clicker required
A printed version of the