Chapter 2 Rocks essay questions
In one or two sentences, explain how the cooling rate of magma affects the texture of the igneous rock that forms.
If you were looking for fossils in the rocks around your home and the rock type that was closest to your home was metamorphic, would you find many fossils? Why or why not?
Suppose you are writing a book about another planet. In your book, you mention that the planet has no atmosphere or weather. Which type of rock will you not find on the planet? Explain.
The table shows the percentage by weight of the common elements found in the Earth's crust. In addition to the common elements in the table below, the crust contains other naturally occurring elements. What percentage of the crust's total weight is made up of the other naturally occurring elements? Show your work
Welcome To The 2016-2017 School Year
Overview: Earth-Space Science is required for all eighth grade students. The course covers four broad areas of study: Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Oceanography. During the course of this class we will explore the basic concepts and ideas behind each science, with special emphasis on PA related topics. This eighth grade course is laboratory and hands-on based, stressing “real world” applications.
Textbook(s) and Other Resources used:
Water on Earth
Inside the Restless Earth
Earth’s Changing Surface
Weather and Climate