5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Relative Dating
- Geologic Change
- Transform Boundary
- Geologic Time Scale
- a When two plates slide past each other. They cause earthquakes.
- b When rocks are broken down into smaller pieces through actions by wind, water, roots, and animals.
- c A timeline of earth's history. It correlates the existence of life on Earth with geological events, such as mass extinctions.
- d Determining the age of an object in relation to other objects ("Estimate").
- e Changes in earth's land, such as mountains, volcanoes, and earthquakes.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A fossil embedded in a rock layer. The age of the rock layer is the same age as the fossils embedded in it.
- Long cylinders of ice used to study Earth's atmosphere. Trapped gases and dust inside the ice cores tell scientists when volcanoes erupted and how the climate used to be.
- An underwater mountain chain in the Atlantic Ocean caused by sea-floor spreading.
- The scientist who proposed the theory of Continental Drift.
- Any inherited trait that gives an organism an advantage in its environment.
5 True/False Questions
Divergent Boundary → When two continental plates move towards each other. They cause mountains.
Cenozoic Era → The current era of the Geologic Time Scale. It is when mammals and humans first appeared.
Mesozoic Era → The current era of the Geologic Time Scale. It is when mammals and humans first appeared.
Law of Superposition → The process by which individuals that are better adapted to the environment are more likely to survive and reproduce than other members of the same species.
Chemical Weathering → The process by which the chemical make-up of a rock changes.