Earth has elements heavier than lead. This is supporting evidence for this to have happened before the formation of our solar system. C1 $100
What is a Supernova? C1? $100
Comets are from this region of our solar system. C1 $200
What is the Oort Cloud? C1 $200
Asteroids are primarily from this region in our solar system. C1 $300
What is the Asteroid Belt? C1 $300
C1 $400 The hypothesis that Earth-like planets are rare because they must be found in this zone in the Galaxy and position in their solar system.
What is the Habitable Zone? C1 $400
C1 $500 The Earth’s Eccentricity (elliptical orbit), obliquity (tilt) and precession (wobble) can be correlated to the ice ages and warming periods between
C1 $500 What are the Milankovitch Cycles?
C2 $100 The Himalayas are an example of this type of plate boundary
C2 $100 What is convergent plate boundary?
C2 $200 The spreading on the Atlantic sea floor is a type of this.
C2 $200 What is a diverging plate boundary?
C2 $300 These boundaries grind sideways against each other.
C2 $300 What is a transform boundary?
C2 $400 The Super-continent that formed ~250 MYA
C2 $400 What is Pangaea? Scotese, C.R., 2002, (PALEOMAP website)
C2 $500 In the theory of plate tectonics, the plates are part of this, riding on the viscous asthenosphere.
C2 $500 What is the lithosphere?
C3 $100 This molecule.
C3 $100 What is Water?
C3 $200 This molecule.
C3 $200 What is carbon dioxide?
C3 $300 The three oxygen molecule that is formed by and absorbs ultra- violet radiation.
C3 $300 What is Ozone?
C3 $400 The most important greenhouse gas.
C3 $400 What is water vapor?
C3 $500 This is what greenhouse gases absorb.
C3 $500 What is infra-red radiation? Heat
C4 $100 The hypothesis that the Earth was struck by a Mars-sized object and resulted in this.
C4 $100 What is the moon’s origin?
C4 $200 Rock formed when it is melted and then cooled.
C4 $200 What is Igneous Rock?
C4 $300 Rock formed by heat and pressure.
C4 $300 What is metamorphic rock?
C4 $400 Rock formed from particles of weathered rock, cemented together with minerals. Most fossils are found in this type of rock.
C4 $400 What is sedimentary rock?
C4 $500 This convergent boundary is how Mt. St. Helens was formed (because of these two types of plates).
C4 $500 What is the result of continental and oceanic plates meeting?
C5 $100 This protects us from solar winds.
C5 $100 What is the magnetosphere?
C5 $200 How the sun has changed through time.
C5 $200 What is getting bigger and hotter?
C5 $300 This is the origin of our magnetic fields.
C5 $300 What is the metal liquid outer core?
C5 $400 The estimated age of life based on chemical evidence.
C5 $400 What is 3.8 GYA (billion years old)?
C5 $500 This had to form before life could survive on land.
C5 $500 What is the Ozone layer?
Mass Extinctions Final
The greatest extinction event in the history of our Earth, estimated to have killed about 99% of all life. Final
What is the Permo- Triassic Extinction?
Global Environmental Change Spring Term 2009 Jeopardy template was created by Dr. Robert Pettis, Director An Adventure of the American Mind, University of South Carolina Spartanburg This Jeopardy game was created by (Barbara J. Shaw Ph.D.)