What Mya and Bya stand for, and how to convert from one to
Mya (millions of years ago), Bya (billions of years ago), multiply by
Whether there is evidence for life anywhere else in the
universe other than Earth
No evidence exists.
E/Q and volcanoes_WTK
Violent shaking that damages/destroys buildings, bridges, other structures, temblors (small)
Science of seismology.
Study of earthquake/propagation of mechanical energy released by eqs and explosions on
What is the experi
Plate Tectonics WTK
Know evidence for continental drift. Know Wegener was the father of continental drift.
Fit of the continents, geological continuity of reconstructed continents
Know why continental drift was rejected.
No mechanism for drift, continents
Geologic time WTK
Know that James Hutton was the father of modern Geology ~ 1800.
Older at the bottom of a layered sequence, younger at the top.
Older rock included in younger rocks (inclusion)
Know how to interpret cross cutting relationships.
Things to Know: Darwin and Origin of Species
What was known before Darwin
Species unchanging, world about 6000 years old, principle of uniformitarianism
Species could change (fossil record)
Species Concept (discussed)
Definition of what is
Preservation of soft tissue is very rare
Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic
4500-543, 543-251, 251-65, 65-0
Definition of life
Self replication, self regulation (using raw materials to sustain chemical reactions)
Fauna, flora and biota
Fauna is an
Great Ideas in Science - Lab Report #1
Although one might not realize it, science is being done in every day. In todays
society, science is generally regarded as being done only in laboratories with test tubes
containing incredibly dangerous chemicals con
Understand how Hubble determined that the universe is
Galaxies outside local group move away, distances on chart change
Understand how the universe expands (the space between
galaxies expands, not the galaxies themselves).
Galaxies are a
Chemistry Things to know:
ATOMS and BONDING:
1. Experiments showing existence, features and structure of atoms
1b. Gold foil experiment showed placement of protons and electrons, vacuum
tube experiment showed existence of electrons
2. Know how to place el
Origin and composition of Earth WTK
Nebular hypothesis for origin of solar system (what is it, when did it happen).
Model explaining formation and evolution of solar system 4.5-6 ba, molecular hydrogen clouds
condense into clumps, which collapse to form s
About how many human brains are there on the planet?
1 billion in 1800, 7 billion now, 9 billion by 2050
Birth rates and death rates influence population growth.
Developing vs. Developed graphs (population, food, water)
How have humans been able to increa
Things to Know Microevolution
What experiments Mendel carried out.
Experimented with inheritance of garden peas
Ratios as functions, chance on sides, chance in square
Genes + types (RECESSIVE, dominant,other.)
Gene is DNA strand that tells