Semester 2 Review

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Chapter 28
• What is electromagnetic radiation?
• What are the different types of
telescopes? How do they work?
• Know the positions of the sun, earth and
moon system.
• Know the general path of the sun during
the year
Chapter 28
• What causes the seasons?
• Define revolution and rotation?
• What causes the phases of the moon?
• Know the phases of the moon?
• How was the moon formed?
• What are the different types of tides? Why
do they occur?
• Know the two types of eclipses?
Chapter 29
• Know the early models of the solar system
• Understand the heliocentric model of the solar
What is gravity and how does effect us on
Know the terrestrial and Jovian planets. Why
are they different?
Know basic facts from each planet
– Composition of air, temperature, liquid water and
Chapter 29
• How was the solar system formed?
• How do the planets orbit the sun?
• Explain eccentricity
• Know the types of solar system debris
• What characteristics support life?
Chapter 30
• Know the basic properties of our sun
• What is the most abundant element in the
• Know the stellar classification system
• Know stellar evolution of a low mass star,
sun like star and massive star
Chapter 30
• Know the following solar flares,
prominence and sunspots.
• Know the different types of stellar spectra
• Know how to use the HR diagram
• Explain the formation of a black hole
Chapter 17
• Describe the theory of continental drift
• Who proposed the theory?
• What evidence do they have?
• What is sea floor spreading?
Chapter 17
• What is the cause of sea floor spreading?
• What are the types of plate boundaries?
• Know the layers of the earth and relative
Chapter 18
• Describe the factors that affect the
formation of magma
• Compare and contrast the different types
of magma
• Describe the major parts of a volcano
Chapter 18
• Compare and contrast shield, cinder –
cone and composite boundaries
• Know where volcanoes occur and why
they do?
• Explain the relationship between
volcanism and hot spots.
Chapter 20
• Define stress and strain
• Describe the process that generates a
• Know the three types of faults
• Know the three types of seismic waves
Chapter 20
• How do we use seismic waves to study the
interior of the Earth
• How do you locate an epicenter to an
• What are the dangers of earthquakes?
• Concepts Currently Be Discussed in Class
– Climate
– Global Warming
– Atmosphere
– Fronts
– Storms