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University of Phoenix Material

Earth and Earth Materials I Worksheet

From Visualizing Earth Science, by Merali, Z., and Skinner, B. J, 2009, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Copyright 2009 by Wiley. Adapted with permission.

Part 1

Complete the WileyPLUS® GeoDiscoveries Earth Drag and Drop from Chapter 1. Label and describe each letter in the space below.

A. Ocean
B. Continental Crust
C. Oceanic Crust
D. Solid innere Core
E. Liquid outer Core
F. Mesosphere
G. Antenosphere
H. LIthosphere

Part 2


Minerals Drag and Drop (Chapter 2)
Virtual Rock Lab (Chapter 2)

Complete the following WileyPLUS® GeoDiscoveries and answer the following questions:

1. What is the difference between a rock and a mineral?

A mineral is a naturally going on the non-living compound with a unique chemical structure and the physical properties. An the rock is a solid, rocky mass composed of a combination of minerals or other organic complex.

2. What types of tests are used to identify minerals?

The type of test that are used to identify a mineral is I think depending on the colour,luster, and the hardness and as well the gravity. Also by the event test the chemical of the mineral they can see what type it is.

Part 3

1. Label the part and mineral resource that compose each part of this lightbulb. Refer to the diagram in Chapter 2.

A. Bulb
B. Lead in wires
C. Stem press
D. Fuse

2. Choose two minerals and describe where these minerals are found in nature and the environmental impact of extracting these minerals from the earth. You may need outside resources.

0ne mineral is the gem. As time have change human have started to colored the minerals. About 50 minerals are cut and polished for the used as gems, but the most popular ones are diamond, ruby, sapphire, and the emerald (chapter2). Another mineral is Ice is a mineral; it’s true I would never...

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