Jessica Shawcross Week 3 Lab Essay

940 Words Mar 15th, 2015 4 Pages
Associate Level Material

Plate Tectonics Worksheet
Answer the lab questions for this week and summarize the lab experience using this form.
Carefully read Ch. 8 of Geoscience Laboratory.
Complete this week’s lab by filling in your responses to the questions from Geoscience Laboratory. Although you are only required to respond to the questions in this worksheet, you are encouraged to answer others from the text on your own.
Questions and charts are from Geoscience Laboratory, 5th ed. (p. 133-150), by T. Freeman, 2009, New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons. Reprinted with permission.

Lab Questions:
8.4 Which has the greater proportion of Iron, Magnetite, or Hematite?
Magnetite has the higher content of iron out of the two.
8.7 When the
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Explain how this lab helped you better understand the topics and concepts addressed this week.
Describe what you found challenging about this lab.
Describe what you found interesting about this lab.
Write your summary here:

The general principles of the lab were to inform and educate the reason and the science behind why we have volcanos, and earthquakes. It also informed me of the risks involved in earthquakes, and volcanos. It also showed how the shape of the earth and the locations of land masses are not fixed but moving slowly as the various elements of the earth’s crust jostle and move their positons.

The lab was very interesting and gave me a lot of information relating to the structure of the earth and the chemistry that occurs regularly to replenish and alter the earths face as we speak. I found the information on why and how volcanos are formed particularly interesting, I also found it interesting in that although a volcano and earthquake can suddenly occur in all cases they have been slowly developing over literally millions of years, which just goes to show how small our part of the overall earth our little bit is, we see maybe a day of molten lava as it ends the visible part of its life, but in reality considering how long it has taken it to spew out of the earth the last bit we see is literally a fraction of a second in it’s overall life.

The most challenging aspect of this lab was

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