For this assignment you will answer the questions listed below.Each question has been assigned a certain number of points.Be sure to answer all of the items asked for in the question to get full credit.
Websites are listed below each question to get you started in finding your answers.Some material that relates to the questions may be found within your book, some will not. You are free to use other sources as well.However, Wikipedia is NOT to be used.(Wikipedia is an open source site.Changes can be made that may make information posted there incorrect.)You must cite your work appropriately and enclose a reference page.Be sure to list even the sites that I have provided you if you use them to answer the question.
Do NOT do a laundry list of “question asked” and “answer” in your answer.While I have provided you with questions to answer, please answer them in paragraph form. Your answers should read as a narrative that covers all of the items raised by my questions.
I prefer that you paraphrase the material that you find for your answers rather than doing copy and paste.Do NOTcopy and paste material without putting it in quotation marks and appropriately citing it if you feel a need to do your paper this way.(Copying and pasting without quotations and appropriate citations is plagiarism and will result in a grade of 40 (F) for the total assignment.) If you are unsure just what plagiarism is, please go to the writing center website and click on the link to the right.The writing center is athttpss://www.csuohio.edu/academic/writingcenter/
If you are unsure how to do citations, you can go to:
The links to the guides there are very good. If you are not required to use a specific format by your major discipline, I suggest using APA.
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1. One way that the balance of existing ecosystems is changed is with the introduction of non-native species or invasive species. Over the years, non-native species both plant and animalhave been introduced either deliberately or by accident into the Great Lakes and Lake Erie waters and area.
Name two flora invasive species that have invaded this area? How did they arrive in the area?
Explain one way that non-native species invade the lakes. Name three non-native species and explain how have they affected the balance of the great lakes’ ecosystem?Is there one species that is not here yet but that is seen as a problem for the future? What are environmentalists trying to do to keep this species out of the Great Lakes? (25 points)
2. There is discussion among scientists concerning the theory of plate tectonics.The theory of plate tectonics is important for scientists to study the Earth’s history and to learn about the Earth’s surface, major relief surfaces and the ocean’s floor.
What is the theory of plate tectonics and when did it evolved?
What does the word plate and word tectonics describe?Why is the theory of plate tectonics important for Earth’s history?
Describe the types of plate boundaries. Give examples and location for each type.
Where are the seven major plates located?(You may need to provide a copy of a map with the explanation}
How did Alfred Wegener play a major role in the evolution of the plate tectonic theory? What is Pangaea?How are the movements of plates related to Pangaea?
Define and describe the Wilson Cycle.What is the relationship to plate tectonics?
What is the relationship between earthquakes and volcanoes and plate tectonics?
How has the theory of plate tectonics helped developed the exploration of the ocean, especially the ocean floor? (35 points)
1.The Sun is the closest star to Earth. It provides us with heat and light.There is much we can learn about the sun that will provide us with a great understanding and appreciation for it. ( 40 points)
How old is the Sun?How is the age estimated?How does it compare to other stars (suns) found in the universe?How is its energy generated?How much longer is it estimated to continue to generate energy for the earth?
It is said that the Sun will burn for billions of years. What is incorrect about that statement?
What is a sunspot?What kinds of problems can they cause?How many sunspots occur in a year?Do these cycle on a regular basis?What is the difference between Coronal Mass Ejection vs a Solar Flare.
When we say that we see sunspots on the Sun’s surface, does this mean that there is actually a surface on the Sun?
What is a solar storm? How do solar storms affect (sunspots, coronal mass ejections, and flares) us on earth?What causes these effects?Can such storms impact the electrical grid here on earth?Has this ever happened in the past?Is anything else affected?
What is a solar eclipse?What happens during a solar eclipse?When does a solar eclipse take place?
What isSOHO, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory and what have scientists learned about the Sun?
What type of rays does the Sun emit? What should one do to protect eyes and skin from the Sun’s rays?(40 points)