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  • Study Guide for Catastrophic Events Part 2

    Earthquakes and Volcanoes Study Guide


    Know some differences between s and p waves.



    Define Magnitude of and earthquake.



    Define Intensity of an earthquake.



    Define Epicenter of an earthquake.



    What causes the tectonic plates to move?



    Which plate boundary Creates Mountains?



    Which plate boundary Creates Trenches?



    Which plate boundary is most likely to cause an earthquake?



    Which plate boundary could form a Volcano?



    Which plate boundary formed the Mid-Atlantic Ridge?



    What makes up the “plates?”



    What are the 2 parts of the mantle?  Which one flows?



    Know the main layers of the Earth’s interior.



    What are the 3 types / shapes of volcanoes?



    How does viscosity affect the shapes of the volcanoes?



    How does cooling temperature affect the size of crystals in and igneous rock?



    Define igneous rock.



    Where are the 3 places volcanoes can form? (causes formation)



    What are some effects of a volcanic eruption? Positive and Negative.

    Posted May 12, 2014, 8:29 AM by Travis West
  • Study Guide for Catastrophic Events Part 1 Test

    These are the main topics that have been covered in the first part of the Catastrophic Events unit.  The test will be coming up before Spring Break.

    Catastrophic Events Part 1 Study Guide

    1.    Know what an air mass is.  Why are air masses different from each other?

    2.    What kind of weather is associated with high and low pressure?  Why?

    3.    What’s a cold front or a warm front?  What type of weather is associated with each one?

    4.    Know differences between Hurricanes and Tornadoes.

    5.    Why do we have seasons on Earth?

    6.    Know how soil and water heat and cool differently.

    7.    Be able to draw and label a convection current. 

    8.    What causes convection currents?

    9.    Be able to draw and label the water cycle, and to explain each of the parts of the cycle.

    10.Look over all your lab sheets and reflections.

    11.Know all your vocab words.

    12.Look over your articles and daily questions.

    Posted Mar 4, 2014, 8:53 AM by Travis West
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I graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2007.  I am currently working on my Masters Degree in Biology through Clemson University.