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How do you decide what to believe? Put these geography claims to the test and decide for yourself!

How do you decide what to believe? Put these geography claims to the test and decide for yourself!

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    Testing Claims: Geography Testing Claims: Geography Document Transcript

    • BIG HISTORY PROJECT / UNIT 4 TESTING CLAIMS 1 4 TESTING CLAIMS Geology and the Earth’s Formation The formation of our Solar System generated the Goldilocks Conditions for new complexity by providing a suitable place for life to eventually develop — the chemically-rich rocky planet of Earth. Our understanding of the origins of the Solar System and Earth has changed dramatically in recent, particularly with the development of new technolo- gies for studying these processes. Use this “ballot card” to vote on the truth of each statement and to make notes as to why you believe something is true, false, or needs more information to fairly decide. About 99% of the matter in any star-forming gas cloud ends up in a star, and only about 1% is left over for planet formation. TRUE FALSE NEED MORE INFO WHY DO YOU THINK THAT? (Which claim testers did you use: authority, evidence, intuition, logic?) Differentiation is the process by which gravity clumps matter together into planets, asteroids, and other objects in the disk spinning around a developing star. TRUE FALSE NEED MORE INFO WHY DO YOU THINK THAT? (Which claim testers did you use: authority, evidence, intuition, logic?) Geologists and historians measure time in very different ways. TRUE FALSE NEED MORE INFO WHY DO YOU THINK THAT? (Which claim testers did you use: authority, evidence, intuition, logic?) American and English scientists rejected Alfred Wegener’s views on continental drift because he had fought for Germany in WW I. TRUE FALSE NEED MORE INFO WHY DO YOU THINK THAT? (Which claim testers did you use: authority, evidence, intuition, logic?) Each continent has its own tectonic plate. TRUE FALSE NEED MORE INFO WHY DO YOU THINK THAT? (Which claim testers did you use: authority, evidence, intuition, logic?)