Study Guide for Earth/Space End of Course Assessment Earth Science:

Study Guide for Earth/Space End of Course Assessment
Earth Science:
Your test will consist of multiple choice questions over the following topics.
1. Know the 3 types of rock and how they form.
2. Know the rock cycle.
3. Relative Dating
a. Law of superposition
b. Law of cross-cutting relationships
c. Law of included fragments
d. Unconformities
4. Measuring Radioactive isotope decay
a. Half-life
5. Know the 4 geologic eras
6. Law of conservation of matter and how it applies to cycles.
7. Nitrogen fixation
8. Legumes
9. Decomposition
10. Greenhouse effect
11. Photosynthesis
12. Know the water cycle
a. Precipitation
b. Evaporation
c. Condensation
d. Transpiration
13. Know the theory of plate tectonics.
14. Lithosphere
15. Asthenosphere
16. Convection Currents
17. Continental Drift –
a. Wagener and Pangae
18. Types of plate boundaries
19. What determines position of plates at a subduction boundary?
20. Elastic Rebound Theory
21. The New Madrid Fault
22. The San Andreas Fault
23. focus
24. epicenter
Space Science:
25. General planet facts
26. General solar system facts
27. Layers of the sun
28. Sunspots
29. What makes a year?
30. What makes a day?
31. Stellar Evolution
32. Nuclear fusion
Chp 11-14 in your text will be on the test
Equations for the following will be provided on your test: speed or velocity, acceleration, Force or weight,
momentum, mechanical advantage, work, power, kinetic energy, potential energy, efficiency, temperature
conversions, specific heat
33. Speed
34. Velocity
35. Acceleration
36. Balanced forces
37. Friction (static, kinetic, rolling, sliding, fluid)
38. Centripetal acceleration
39. Force
40. Gravity- what is it and what 2 factor affect it
41. Weight= mass x acc. due to gravity
42. Acceleration due to gravity on earth is _________.
43. Recognize units for speed, velocity, acceleration, momentum, mass, weight, work, power
44. Free-fall
45. Inertia
46. Newton’s 3 laws of motion and recognize examples of each one
47. Projectile motion
48. Momentum
49. Mechanical advantage
50. 1st class, 2nd class, 3rd class lever
51. Types of simple machines and basic info
52. Compound machine
53. Work
54. Power
55. Potential Energy
56. Kinetic Energy
57. Efficiency
58. Temperature conversions
59. Heat
60. Conduction
61. Convection
62. Radiation
63. Absolute Zero
64. Specific heat