Science Discussion Questions
- Assess the overall benefits and drawbacks of nanotechnology, as well as special considerations for safety.
- Describe the importance of rare earth elements in science and technology. Assess the most common uses of these elements, particularly as encountered in your daily life, as well as projections for future demand of these minerals resources.
- Choose one of the following geologic hazards: earthquake, landslide, or flood. Assess the factors that influence the occurrence of your chosen hazard. Analyze the human role in elevating the risks of occurrence, as well as mitigation strategies to minimize damage and loss of life
- Describe how Wegener’s continental drift hypothesis has helped to shape modern plate tectonic theory, and why his hypothesis was not widely accepted by his peers when first proposed. Analyze the types of evidence used to support plate tectonic theory.