Part 1 Age of Earth and scientific classification

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Part 1 Age of Earth and scientific classification
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How old is the Earth? 1.5 hours 8 days 2 years 17 years 146 years!!!!
The Earth is about 4.6 billion years old. Suppose that you decided to count to 4.6 billion and that you counted 1 number every second. How long would it take you to count the following numbers of years? 5,500 years (since construction of the pyramids at Giza)_____________ 700,000 years (since the earliest appearance of archaic Homo sapiens) _____________ 66,000,000 years (since the extinction of the dinosaurs)  _____________ 545,000,000 years (since the first abundant evidence of animals with hard parts)  _____________ 4,600,000,000 years (since the birth of the Earth) _____________ 1.5 hours 8 days 2 years Answer How long it would take you to count your age depends, obviously, on your age. It would take me about 27 seconds. Here's how long it takes to count the other times at one number per second: 5,500 years would take about an hour and a half 700,000 years would take about 8 days 66,000,000 years would take about 2 years 545,000,000 years would take about 17 years 4,600,000,000 years would take 146 years!!! If you decide to sleep and eat, then double the times above! 17 years 146 years!!!!

How old is human history?
Which of the following best represents the fraction of Earth history that is represented by the presence of modern humans (about 10,000 years)? two-thirds (0.667) of Earth history two-hundredths (0.02) of Earth history two-thousandths (0.002) of Earth history two millionths ( ) of Earth history

How the Earth was formed
The earth is composed of matter leftover from _______________. Our planet was very hot when first formed and has since cooled down. supernovae

How scientists measure the age of the Earth
Scientists use a variety of ways to measure the age of the earth. Radiometric dating, principle of superposition, and the fossil record all are used to estimate the age of the earth. Aspects from _______________________________________are all used in these methods. Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Geology

Radiometric Dating Scientists measure the amount of certain _____________that exist in a sample to estimate the age of the sample. ________________is a method of looking at how much carbon-14 is in a sample. Many radiometric dating methods exist, including potassium-argon dating and uranium-lead dating. isotopes Carbon Dating

Isotopes Same number of __________, different numbers of ___________. protons neutrons

Carbon Dating Using this chart, how old would you expect a clay pot to be that contains 25% C-14 that was originally in the sample?

Unit 1-Spheres of the Earth
Questions: How does human history compare to the length of Earth’s history. What is an isotope? How does radiometric dating work? Unit 1-Spheres of the Earth

Principle of Superposition
The principle of superposition states “a series of stratified sedimentary rocks the  lowest stratum is the ___________” (Webster) Scientists can estimate the age of rocks by looking at the rocks above and below. oldest

Principle of Superposition

The Fossil Record Use of fossils allows us to say that two bits of rock are the same age, or which one is older, but fossils can't tell us ___________________ a rock is. Fossils used in this method need to be abundant and located only in a narrow time period. how many years old

The Fossil Record

Unit 1-Spheres of the Earth
Questions: How can the law of superposition help tell the age of rocks? How can fossils help us tell the age of rocks? Unit 1-Spheres of the Earth

Dinosaurs What is wrong with this picture?

Dinosaurs Tyrant lizard global extinction event
Dinosaur in Latin means “___________” Dinosaurs lived from the Triassic period 230 million years ago until the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago. A large ________________________led to the end of the dinosaurs. Most theories believe either the dinosaurs went extinct or evolved into birds or other descendants. Tyrant lizard global extinction event

Dinosaurs with Feathers?
Jurassic Park the movie may be entertaining but science has progressed since that movie. Velociraptors are not as tall as in the movie (but Utahraptors are) Velociraptors were found to have “quill knobs” on their bones leading scientists to believe they had feathers.

Top Ten Dinosaurs From 10) Parasaurolophus A plant-eating member of the hadrosaur family, also known as the duck-billed dinosaurs, Parasaurolophus' main feature was its curved head crest. Parasaurolophus wasn't especially big, not necessarily a speed demon and lacked anything in the sharp teeth, long claws, and spiky tail departments. But when you have an auditory cortex capable of picking up on advancing predators from miles away and communicating the impending danger to the rest of your herd, none of those things really matter.

Top Ten Dinosaurs

Top Ten Dinosaurs 9) Sinornithosaurus
Sinornithosaurus, whose name means "Chinese bird lizard," was a small, turkey-sized member of the raptor family. This dinosaur's claim to fame came in late 2009 when researchers discovered the feathered carnivore may have been venomous. Similar to other venomous animals like snakes, Sinornithosaurus appears to have had long fang-like teeth with a thin groove running from the root to the tip, indicating a venom pathway. The researchers also found what looks like a groove extending along the animal's jaw to a small hollow chamber that could have housed the venom gland, as well as small pits at the tops of the teeth for delivering the venom. The back teeth of Sinornithosaurus were shorter and broader for chewing.

Top Ten Dinosaurs

Top Ten Dinosaurs 8) Ankylosaurus
Stretching 35 feet long (10.7 meters) and weighing between three and four tons, Ankylosaurus met few rivals when it roamed the Earth during the Late Cretaceous period [source: Wilson]. With a back and sides covered with steel-like plates, horns behind its eyes, eyelids made of bone and bone plates attached to the outside of its skull and jaws, this plant-eating dinosaur was almost entirely covered in armor. As if the seemingly impenetrable shield weren't enough, Ankylosaurus was also equipped with a massive tail capable of delivering blows with 43,000 pounds of force

Top Ten Dinosaurs

Top Ten Dinosaurs 7) Oryctodromeus Cubicularis
How does a dinosaur weighing barely 70 pounds (32 kilograms) survive in a landscape dominated by towering beasts 10 times its size? In the case of Oryctodromeus cubicularis, a small plant-eating dinosaur that lived during the early Cretaceous period, it disappears. By digging small burrows and hiding out underground, this dinosaur managed not only to escape predators, but probably harsh weather as well. Based on remains found in both Australia and Montana, Oryctodromeus, whose name means "digging runner of the lair," was a well-designed digging machine. The dinosaur had a snout that could have been used as a shovel, strong shoulder muscles and sturdy hip bones for bracing against the ground. If all else failed, Oryctodromeus also had long hind legs for running [source: Boswell].

Top Ten Dinosaurs

Top Ten Dinosaurs 6) Spinosaurus
Tyrannosaurus Rex often steals the show as the most fearsome predator in dinosaur movies, but it's the Spinosaurus that holds the record as the world's largest carnivorous beast. Weighing in at a full 9.9 tons, Spinosaurus, which means "spine lizard" in Greek, got its name from the distinctive sail on its back composed of long spines covered in skin. This imposing sail, which may have served as a built in thermostat, mate magnet or simply for intimidation, rose a full 6 feet (2 meters) tall when Spinosaurus arched its back [source: Viegas]. Another distinctive characteristic of this dominant Cretaceous Period predator was its 6 foot (2 meter) long head -- the longest of the meat eaters -- and narrow snout full of knife-like teeth. While most other carnivorous dinosaurs possessed curved teeth, the teeth of Spinosaurus were straight, probably to spear slippery prey like fish [source: Viegas]. Based on similarities between this prehistoric dinosaur and today's crocodiles, scientists also think Spinosaurus likely grabbed its prey and proceeded to thrash its head back and forth to kill it [source: Discovery Channel.]

Top Ten Dinosaurs

Top Ten Dinosaurs 5. Sauroposeidon
While predators such as Spinosaurus are often viewed as having the toughest job, finding, eating and digesting enough plant matter to fuel a 60-ton body is no simple task. At 60 feet (18 meters) tall and 100 feet (30 meters) long, Sauroposeidon, a member of the plant-eating sauropod family, was the tallest land animal to ever exist [source: Discovery Channel]. Its neck alone was 35 feet (11 m) long, with neck bones the size of fourth graders [source: BBC]. Sauroposeidon's hefty girth meant it had to consume up to a ton of vegetable matter daily, practically a never-ending job. To accomplish this feat, the dinosaur bore 52 chisel-like teeth that it used to strip plants of their leaves, in one fell swoop. It didn't even bother with chewing; it gulped the tasty vegetation straight down to a 1-ton stomach the size of a swimming pool. Then it let its super-strength stomach acid -- capable of dissolving iron -- do all the work [source: Discovery Channel].

Top Ten Dinosaurs

Top Ten Dinosaurs 4) Deinonychus
A bird-like dinosaur measuring approximately 5 feet tall (1.5 meters), 10 feet long (3 meters) and 200 pounds (91 kilograms), Deinonychus more than made up for its small size with its speed, intelligence and an impressive arsenal of weaponry [source: Discovery Channel]. Both its hands and feet were equipped with razor sharp claws, including a long curved claw 5 inches (13 centimeters) long on the second toe of each hind foot [source: Col]. This claw, which Deinonychus held erect while walking, was likely used to grasp onto prey with a death grip while it proceeded to use its 60-plus serrated teeth to tear the unfortunate victim to shreds [source:NewScientist]. Deinonychus may also have used its strong tail to balance on one foot while it kicked out at foes karate style with its killer claw.

Top Ten Dinosaurs

Top Ten Dinosaurs 3) Triceratops
If any dinosaur could stand up to the wrath of dinosaurs like Deinonychus, it was this guy. The largest and heaviest of the horned dinosaurs, Triceratops was one of the most dangerous animals to have evolved on land [source: Discovery Channel]. This is one dinosaur that played both offense and defense equally well.  Characterized by a short nose horn and two longer horns up to 3 feet (1 meter) long over the eyes, Triceratops's offensive weapons were made of keratin, an antler-like material that could have easily gored even the most formidable foes. On the defensive end, Triceratops wore a 6.5 foot (2 meter) wide neck frill that was six times thicker than a human skull [source: Discovery Channel]. Besides being a nearly impenetrable form of protection, this several-layers-thick shield may also have been used to regulate body temperature or attract mates.

Top Ten Dinosaurs

Top Ten Dinosaurs 2. Tyrannosaurus Rex
Easily the world's most famous dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus Rex was the dominant predator for 25 million years. With finely tuned senses, a bite force 16 times as strong as an alligator's and seven tons of pure muscle, this is one dinosaur that definitely lives up to its name, which translates as "tyrant lizard king." [source: Discovery Channel].  One of Tyrannosaurus's most imposing features was its head. The size of a grown man, its head was 2/3 muscle and along with its neck, weighed a full 1,000 pounds (454 kilograms) [source: Discovery Channel]. This bone cruncher's jaws, stocked with more than 50 teeth up to a foot long, were strong enough to crush a car [source: BBC]

Top Ten Dinosaurs

Top Ten Dinosaurs 1) Archaeopteryx
It's a bird! It's a dinosaur! It's ... Archaeopteryx!  A transitional link between birds and reptiles, this particular animal has perhaps stirred up more controversy than any other. So much so, in fact, that there's no real consensus on how to categorize it. Although its remains, first discovered in 1861, had feathers similar to those of modern birds, they also bore a striking resemblance to those of small meat-eating dinosaurs. As a result, Archaeopteryx has been placed in a sort of categorical no-man's land: It's both primitive bird and feathered dinosaur. On the bird side, the crow-sized Archaeopteryx with a 2-foot (.6-meter) wingspan had feathers, wings, a furcula (or wishbone) and smaller fingers. On the dinosaur side, it had teeth, a flat breastbone, a bony tail and claws. It's uncertain whether this curious creature used its feathers for flight, temperature regulation or a little bit of both, but if they did fly, the flat breastbone indicates they probably didn't do it for long periods [source: Natural History, UCMP].

Top Ten Dinosaurs

How do scientists study dinosaurs?
Scientists compare fossils to _____________ animal species. Scientists look to see what is fossilized close to the dinosaurs. Fossilized footprints can give clues to how fast dinosaurs were. currently alive

Unit 1-Spheres of the Earth
Questions: How do scientists know about dinosaurs? What is one way dinosaurs are adapted to live in their environment? Unit 1-Spheres of the Earth

How do scientists study rocks?
Mineralogists study minerals. Petrologists study rocks. Structural geologists study how plate tectonics moves and squishes rocks. Paleontologists study Earth history and fossils. Stratigraphers study how layers of sedimentary rock form though geologic time. Geomorphologists study how the land surface is shaped by water.

Scientific Classification
Minerals are substances made up of one ionic compound with unique properties Rocks are substances composed of two or more minerals. Scientists identify rocks and minerals based on __________________. Properties include: Color, Hardness, Cleavage or Fracture, Crystalline Structure, Magnetism, Luster, and Density physical properties

Atomic Theory All minerals (and all matter really) is made up of ________. Atoms are made of ___________________________________. atoms protons, neutrons, and electrons

Atomic Theory Atoms form bonds to become more stable.
Covalent bonds occur when atoms share electrons Ionic bonds occur when atoms transfer electrons

Atomic Theory Compounds form crystals depending on how the atoms stack on top of each other. The physical properties that we see in minerals are related to the atomic composition.

Minerals Naturally occurring, inorganic solid w/an orderly crystalline structure & a definite chemical composition Must contain following characteristics 1. Naturally occurring 2. Solid substance 3. Orderly crystalline structure 4. Definite chemical composition 5. Generally inorganic (except: calcite)

Silicates Most silicates also contain 1 or more elements other than Si & O EX: quartz, olivine, augite, mica, feldspar, clay minerals

Carbonates Contain C, O & one or more elements, mainly metals
EX: calcite (most common) & dolomite

Oxides Contain O & 1 or more other elements, mainly metals
EX: rutile, corundum, hematite

Rock Classification The three classification of rocks are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. When rocks come out of a volcano they are classified as igneous. As rocks are weathered and broken down into tiny pieces (called sediment), those pieces pressed together make sedimentary rocks. Rocks under heat and time become metamorphic rocks.

Rock Classification

Igneous Rocks What are They?
Fire Rocks Formed underground by trapped, cooled magma Formed above ground when volcanoes erupt and magma cools

Types of Igneous Rocks Scoria Granite Pumice Obsidian

Sedimentary Rocks How They are Made
Wind and water break down the earth Bits of earth settle in lakes and rivers Layers are formed and build up Pressure and time turn the layers to rock

Types of Sedimentary Rocks
Sandstone Limestone Gypsum Conglomerate Shale

Metamorphic Rocks What are They?
Rocks that have changed They were once igneous or sedimentary Pressure and heat changed the rocks

Types of Metamorphic Rocks
Schist Gneiss

Unit 1-Spheres of the Earth
Questions: What is the difference between rocks and minerals? What are the three classifications of rocks and how are they formed? Unit 1-Spheres of the Earth

Composition of the Earth
Most of the Earth is composed of liquid magma and an _________core. The outer layer, the crust, is the solid part of the earth. iron

Composition of the Earth’s Crust

How water moves in the water cycle
Precipitation that reaches Earth’s surface often flows over the land. This water, called ____________________, eventually reaches lakes, rivers, and oceans. Surface runoff dissolves and collects minerals and nutrient-rich soil as it flows. surface runoff

How water moves in the water cycle
Groundwater can be an collected in underground areas of sediment and rocks called an _______________. When groundwater is removed from an aquifer for human consumption, it can take 300 to 1,000 years or more to replenish the supply. aquifer

How water moves in the water cycle
Percolation ________________is the process of liquid moving through a substance that has many tiny holes or “pores”. Groundwater can move through soil because the soil is porous.

How water moves in the water cycle
Groundwater that is not pumped from an aquifer flows to oceans. Aquifers are important water sources. Aquifers are in danger of becoming depleted because the water is being used faster than it can be ___________. replenished

Unit 1-Spheres of the Earth
Questions: Is the Earth solid all the way through? What are the parts of the Earth? How does water move through the earth? Unit 1-Spheres of the Earth