Earth Science 1 (Earth Science)
2. Describe how deforestation both causes and is affected by global warming
3. What is coral bleaching? What's causing it? How does ocean acidification affect marine organisms, and why?
4. In general, what would the consequences be if the Greenland and Western Antarctic ice sheets were to melt? Also, why would global warming affect the world's weather, and how?
5. What does the great ocean conveyor belt do, and how might it be affected by global warming? What would the consequences be?
6. Describe each of the four solutions to global warming
6 ways climate change is hitting the US
Where we are on climate change in 7 charts- and what you can do to help
What Greenland's unprecedented ice loss means for Earth
2. Describe the three ways that Tucson receives precipitation
3. How do scientists believe Tucson's climate will be altered due to climate change? Cite your source.
How climate change will affect your part of the United States
Parts of the ocean floor are disintegrating, and it's our fault
Climate change keeps looking worse
A faster, cheaper path to fusion energy
How Amazon forest loss can affect water and climate far away
New report predicts climate change is going to make life on Earth a whole lot worse
Rising seas give Marshall Islands a stark choice- relocate or elevate
16,000 scientists send dire climate warning
Good news- 1/2 of US spending power still in support of Paris Agreement
2. What are the characteristics of each of the Earth's wind belts?
3. Describe what happens at each of the two types of fronts, and explain how high and low pressure affect the weather
4. Two cities are located in the temperate zone. One city is located near the coast at sea level. The other city is located in the mountains inland, high above sea level. How would their climates be similar, and how would they be different? Explain your answer.
2. Is soil formation an example of chemical or mechanical weathering, and why? Is cave formation an example of chemical or mechanical weathering, and why?
3. Describe the process of cave formation in your own words, and explain how speleothems are formed
(optional extra credit questions):
(4). Research and summarize the formation of the Grand Canyon. Cite your source.
(5). Research and describe how volcanism and processes of weathering and erosion created the unique pinnacles (hoodoos) in the Chiricahua Mountains. Cite your sources.
(6). Research and describe how the natural arches in Arches National Park formed. Cite your source.
Climate change already costing billions of taxpayer dollars annually
Bill Gates launches massive effort to help the world adapt to climate change
'Tornado Alley' may be shifting to the densely-populated southeast due to climate change
2. Research and summarize what has caused the hole in the ozone layer, and how we responded to the problem. Cite your source.
3. Why do we know so little about the mesosphere? How can we study it? What does the mesosphere protect us from, and how?
4. What is the ionosphere, and how is it formed? How are auroras formed?
Interesting-and scary- article about what would have happened if we hadn't done anything about the ozone hole
The ozone hole is healing, but it's not all good news
2. Research the Toba supervolcano. Where is it? When did it erupt? What were the consequences for the human race? Cite your source.
3. Describe the different types of seismic waves, and the effects of each
New findings show Yellowstone may erupt sooner than we think
USGS Earthquake archive site
2. Describe the three ways that plates interact, and give a real-life example of each
3. Describe the process of convection, and explain how it relates to plate tectonics
New study suggests Earth's mantle may cool sooner than we thought- here's what will happen
2. Describe what generates Earth's magnetic field. Why is the magnetic field important? How do we know that it has reversed polarity in the past?
3. Why is the core so hot? What will happen to Earth as the core continues to cool?
Deep inside Earth, scientists find weird blobs and massive mountains
Quick animation of Earth's magnetic field and poles
Short film about how the magnetic field works
Surprise life found thriving 2,000 feet underground
The Earth is humming- here's what that means
No, we're not all doomed by Earth's magnetic field flip
Earth's poles will eventually flip, so what then?
2. Why are there no traces of rocks from the Hadean Eon? What evidence exists to tell us what was going on at this time?
3. What is differentiation, and how does it relate to the formation of the Earth?
4. What are stromatolites? Describe the two major effects that stromatolites had on the early Earth
Good website about the birth of the Earth