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The Earth Module Exam Review
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Which of the following does NOT relate to the Coriolis Effect?
A. Toilets in the Northern Hemisphere spin the opposite way as toilets in the Southern Hemisphere
C. Planetary Rotation
D. Heat and Pressure
D. Heat and Pressure
A-C all relate to cause and effects of the Coriolis Effect
During which eon were are fossils first found?
After which period did dinosaurs go extinct?
What is the correct order for the following time categories? Epoch, Eon, Age, Period, Era
Eon, Era, Period, Epoch, Age
How would a huge change in climate appear in layers of rock?
It would show up as huge changes in the sediment type between different rock layers
What is radiometric (radioactive) dating used for?
Finding the age of rocks
What is carbon dating used for?
Finding the age of plants or animals
What is another name for radioactive dating?
Molten material that cools very quickly will result in what size crystals? And where does this take place?
Small crystals, near the surface of the earth
Where do larger crystals form in the earth?
deep below the surface
Coriolis effect + convection forces = ?
The Geodynamo creates what type of field?
Magnesium, iron, and calcium can be found predominantly in which layer of the Earth?
Iron and Nickel can be found predominantly in which layer of the Earth?
The Earth's curst is often compared to an egg shell. Why?
Because the crust is so thin compared to the rest of the earth, just like an egg shell is so thin compared to the rest of the egg.
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