What is Physical Geology? - Definition & Overview

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Geology is a branch of science that studies _____.

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1. What branch of geology deals with currently active geologic processes?

2. The branch of geology that studies the fossil record and past geological processes is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz are here to help you figure out what you know about physical geology. Expect to be quizzed over topics about the different branches of geology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these materials to assess your understanding of topics, such as:

  • The importance for physical geologists to know about historical geologic events and processes
  • Not something a physical geologist would study
  • What geology is the study of
  • Different branches of physical geology

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what geology focuses on
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the different branches of phyiscal geology and interpret them correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on physical geology

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about geology topics, use the lesson named What is Physical Geology? - Definition & Overview. Complete this lesson to cover the following tasks:

  • Determine why geology is important
  • See what physical geology looks at
  • Analyze characteristics of the different branches of physical geology
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