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21 Chapters in Geology 101: Physical Geology

21 chapters in Geology 101: Physical Geology

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Lesson 1 - What Are Minerals? - Types, Properties & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9334].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9334].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Mineral Consumption: How Developed and Developing Nations Consume Minerals Differently Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8849].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8849].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Extraction and Processing of Minerals & the Environmental Impacts of Mineral Use Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8850].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8850].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Optical Properties of Minerals: Luster, Light Transmission, Color & Streak Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8531].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8531].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Crystal Shape of Minerals: Forms and Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8532].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8532].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Mineral Strength: Tenacity, Hardness, Cleavage & Fracture Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8533].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8533].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Mineral Density & Specific Gravity: Definition and Properties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8534].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8534].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Silicate Minerals: Chemical Classifications & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8535].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8535].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Non-silicate Minerals: Chemical Classifications & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8536].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8536].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Mechanical Weathering: Definition, Process, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13135].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13135].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What is Chemical Weathering? - Definition, Process & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13136].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13136].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Factors that Affect the Rate of Weathering Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13137].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13137].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13138].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13138].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Soil Erosion: Effects & Prevention Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13505].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13505].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Mass Wasting: Definition, Types, Causes & Processes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13263].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13263].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Major Triggers for Mass Wasting: Water, Slopes, Vegetation Removal & Earthquakes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13264].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13264].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Types of Wasting: Slump, Rockslide, Debris Flow & Earthflow Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13265].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13265].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Drainage Basins: Definition & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13566].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13566].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Laminar & Turbulent Streamflows Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13567].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13567].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2526].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2526].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How a Landform Diagram Describes the Geological Progression of a Landscape Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2527].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2527].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Formation of Stream Valleys Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13568].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13568].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Base Level of a Stream: Definition & Effect on Erosion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13569].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13569].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Bedrock Channels: Formation & Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13570].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13570].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Alluvial Channels: Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13571].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13571].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4575].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4575].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Glacier Movement: Definition & Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13572].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13572].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Effect of Accumulation & Wastage on Glacier Formation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13573].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13573].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Glacial Erosion: Definition, Processes & Features Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13574].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13574].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Glacial Deposition: Definition & Results Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13575].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13575].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Effect of Ice Age Glaciers: Formation of Pluvial Lakes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13576].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13576].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Causes of Glaciation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13577].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13577].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Active & Passive Continental Margins Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12397].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12397].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Ocean Basins: Definition, Formation, Features & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12398].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12398].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Oceanic Ridge System: Formation & Distribution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12399].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12399].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Properties of Ocean Water Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12400].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12400].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Types of Marine Organisms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12401].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12401].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Characteristics of Shorelines & Beaches Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12403].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12403].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Waves: Types, Features & Effect on Erosion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12404].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12404].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Contributing Factors of Longshore Transport: Beach Drift & Longshore Current Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12405].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12405].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What Are Tides? - Causes & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12406].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[12406].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Geologic Time Scale: Major Eons, Eras, Periods and Epochs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8866].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8866].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Theories of Geological Evolution: Catastrophism vs Uniformitarianism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8867].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8867].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Methods of Geological Dating: Numerical and Relative Dating Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8868].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8868].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is Relative Dating? - Law of Superposition, Principles of Original Horizontality & Cross-Cutting Relationships Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8869].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8869].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Principles of Radiometric Dating Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8870].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8870].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Radiometric Dating: Methods, Uses & the Significance of Half-Life Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8871].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8871].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Conditions of Fossil Preservation: Rapid Burial, Hard Parts & the Elements Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8872].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8872].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Relative Dating with Fossils: Index Fossils as Indicators of Time Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8873].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8873].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is Pangaea? - Theory & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3255].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3255].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Plate Tectonics: A Unified Theory for Change of the Earth's Surface Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2532].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2532].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Alfred Wegener's Theory of Continental Drift Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2530].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2530].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Evidence for the Mechanism of Continental Drift Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2531].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2531].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Major Plates of the Lithosphere: Earth's Tectonic Plates Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14640].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14640].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Causes of Tectonic Plate Movement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2533].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2533].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Plate Boundaries: Convergent, Divergent, and Transform Boundaries Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2534].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2534].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Ocean Drilling as Evidence for Plate Tectonics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9070].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9070].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Paleomagnetism and Hot Spots: Evidence for Plate Tectonics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9071].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9071].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Sea Floor Spreading and Polar Reversal Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9072].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9072].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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