The Earth is Special
The Earth is Special Part 2
Geology
The Earth's Structure
Natural Resources
100

This word literally means the study of the earth.

What is geology?

100

These are large divisions that make up the earth's crust.

What are tectonic plates?

100

He introduced uniformitarianism to geology.

Who is James Hutton?
100

This is the thinnest layer of the earth.

What is the crust?

100

Any raw material we use from our environment.

What is a natural resource?

200

The shape of the earth's orbit.

What is an ellipse?

200

Seasons on Earth are most directly caused by this.

What is the earth's tilt?

200

Young-earth creationists believe that this is the approximate age of the earth.

What is 6000-7000 years old?

200

The earth's crust is thinner here than it is under the continents.

What are the oceans?

200

This is one way to conserve a nonrenewable resource while still using it.

What is recycling?

300

This protects the earth from harmful radiation particles that are streaming through space.

What is the earth's magnetic field?

300

This planet's gravity is most responsible for keeping asteroids away from Earth.

What is Jupiter?

300

Secular geologists currently believe that this is the earth's approximate age.

What is 4.5 billion years?

300

This is located at the bottom of the crust.

What is the moho?

300

Living resources such as trees or fish.

What are biological resources?

400

Of all the planets and moons in the solar system that have dense atmospheres, only the earth's atmosphere is this.

What is transparent?

400

This is the least dangerous location in a large galaxy such as ours.

What is the space between the arms of the galaxy?

400

The old-earth view of the earth's history, which includes assigning ages to rocks that extend far back into time, is called this?

What is the deep-time viewpoint?

400

The earth's core is primarily composed of this.

What is iron?

400

A resource that has been located and identified, but is not currently being used.

What is a potential resource?

500

The earth's location in this provides safety for life and allows us a very clear view of the heavens, making it ideal for God's image bearers.

What is the Milky Way galaxy?

500

Those who have realized that changes during Earth's history haven't been uniformly slow and due to uniform processes.

What are neocatastrophists or new catastrophists?

500

Geologists use these to collect data to model the earth's interior.

What are earthquake waves?

500

This is the densest part of the earth.

What is the core?

500

These two things make a resource precious or valuable.

What are supply and demand (how accessible the resource is and how much people want or need it)?

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