Abilities Acquired (what you
A the end of this chapter you should
be able to:
1.- Evaluate the
feasibility of space colonization as a means of alleviating land and natural
resource shortages. Address these questions: What are the ethics involved
in mining asteroids? Terraforming Mars?
2,- Identify the
regions of the world that currently have the fastest rate of population
3.- Discuss the
doubling time concept of population growth.
4.- The application
of the scientific method to: The theory of plate tectonics.
5.- Discuss in
detail a current environmental global issue, e.g. El Niño, Global
6.- Suggest measurements
to alleviate the current path of environmental deterioration.
7.- Account for
the processes involved in the formation of earth's atmosphere and oceans.
8.- Explain some
fundamental differences between the earth and other planets of the Solar
the chemically differentiated earth and identify all its major compositional
10.- Identify the
closest to Earth (4)
the difference between continental crust and