Geology has been called an integrated science, because it calls on several scientific disciplines to help explain features and processes of Earth. Explain how geologists have used other sciences to answer the following questions:
a. How old is a piece of rock?
b. How is heat transferred from Earth’s deep interior to the surface?
c. How does Earth’s magnetic field change over time?
d. What is the structure of Earth’s interior?
e. What is the topography of the seafloor?
Describe three places where you might find volcanic rocks forming today.
Describe three places where you could watch sedimentary rocks forming today.
Where would you have to go to watch metamorphic rocks form?
One of the problems of understanding the workings of ecosystems is that it is not possible to hold everything constant and change only one variable.
Why is this true?
What effects might this have on the interpretation of observations or experiments?
How might the law of unintended consequences play a role in the effects of legislation to limit greenhouse gas emissions?
What industries will be affected?
How might this affect your daily life?
What are the nonliving components of an ecosystem or environment?
How do the nonliving components limit the living components?