After reading this chapter of the textbook, learning the vocabulary, and working through the review questions, students should be able to:
- Define geology.
- Provide examples of things geologists study.
- List several reasons why geology is a worthy area of study and how it benefits humankind.
- Explain how the scientific method works, and the difference between a hypothesis and a theory.
- List the three “big ideas” in geology. Summarize each theory, and explain how each is important in geology.