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Geological Evidence of Earth's Formation

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Which of the following steps came first in the formation of the Earth?

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1. Which laws of physics explain how Earth formed from a disk of debris?

2. What is the use of radiocarbon dating?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many geological signs that point to how the Earth was formed. Use this combination quiz/worksheet to determine your knowledge of these signs. The quiz will ask you questions about the first step in the formation of the Earth and the law of physics that explains how Earth formed from debris.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test on the following:

  • Use of radiocarbon dating
  • Types of evidence of Earth's formation
  • Location where the oldest solar system rocks were found

Skills Practiced

These skills are practiced with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the geological signs of the Earth's formation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding types of evidence of Earth's formation and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first step in the formation of Earth
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about radiocarbon dating

Additional Learning

Discover more about how Earth was formed with the lesson, Geological Evidence of Earth's Formation. These objectives will be covered:

  • Determine the approximate age of the Earth
  • Review the sun's role in Earth's formation
  • Learn what filled the Earth in its early days
  • Understand the difficulty in determining exactly how the Earth was formed
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