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Earth Science Life-List Challenge

 

Are you AWAKE?

One of the best ways to learn about Earth Science is to notice it all around you. In noticing things, you can think about why it is the way it is and what it tells you about our world.

Here is a game in which you can keep score of the things you have seen and compare your own Earth Science experience with that of other people. There are three sections to the game: What you have seen, what you have found, and what you have experienced.


    Type in your first name.

 

    Type in your age in years.

Indicate each thing that you are certain that you have seen, found, or experienced. You must both know what something is and be absolutely certain you have seen, found, or experienced it. Remember:
Things that you "think" you have seen, found or experienced,
or things that you have "probably" seen, found, or experienced,
or things that you "might" have seen, found, experienced, except you don't know what it is,
don't count!  If you aren't absolutely sure, then it's a 'no'.

Have You Seen:

check
if yes

yes no      An erupting volcano

yes no      An extinct volcano

yes no      An active volcano that's not erupting

yes no      A volcanic caldera

yes no      A lava tube

yes no      The Northern Lights or The Southern Lights

yes no      The Northern Lights or The Southern Lights extending at least half way across the sky

yes no      A Tornado touching the ground

yes no      A funnel cloud (not touching the ground)

yes no      A Tornado of class 3 or higher

yes no      Noctilucent Clouds

yes no      A total Lunar Eclipse

yes no      A waning crescent Moon (different from a waxing crescent)

yes no      A waxing crescent Moon (different from a waning crescent)

yes no      A first quarter Moon, not to be confused with third quarter

yes no      A modern Coral Reef

yes no      An Alpine Glacier

yes no      A Continental Glacier

yes no      An erupting Geyser

yes no      A Hot Spring, warmer than body temperature

yes no      A bubbling hotspring Mudpot

yes no      A Comet only visible through a telescope

yes no      A Comet visible to the naked eye

yes no      A Comet that you saw during the day

yes no      Layers of Rock offset by a fault

yes no      Layers of rock that have been folded

yes no      A Layered Intrusive Complex

yes no      A Sand Dune Desert

yes no      A Barchan Sand Dune

yes no      An Alluvial Fan in an arid region

yes no      A Delta of a major river

yes no      A field of Glacial Erratics

yes no      Rock that you knew was bedrock and not float

yes no      A Great Canyon (more than 2000 feet deep)

yes no      A Continental Divide

yes no      An Open Pit Mine

yes no      The underground part of an Underground Mine

yes no      A Limestone Cave

yes no      A Sandstone Cave

yes no      The belt of Orion

yes no      The Big Dipper

yes no      The Southern Cross

yes no      Any Constellation of Stars, other than those above, which you can name and point out in the sky

yes no      A Red and Blue Star Visible in the Sky at the Same Time

yes no      Sirius, the Dog Star

yes no      Mars, Jupiter or Saturn in the Night Sky

yes no      Venus or Mercury in the Morning or Evening Sky

yes no      A Transit of Venus (if you missed it in 2004 and 2012, you have a long time to wait now!)

yes no      Four Moons of Jupiter through a telescope

yes no      The Rings of Saturn through a telescope

yes no      Another Galaxy (other than the Milky Way) through Binoculars or a Telescope

yes no      Mare Tranquillitatus from Earth (without a telescope)

yes no      Crater Copernicus from Earth (with binoculars)

yes no      Crater Tsiolkovsky from Earth (with or without binoculars)

yes no      A Meteor

yes no      A Bolide that leaves a clear "smoke" trail

yes no      A Bolide during daylight

yes no      Ball Lightning

yes no      Cloud to Ground Lightning

yes no      Hail larger than 2 inches in diameter

yes no      A snow flake under a magnifying glass

yes no      Sleet (not to be confused with small hail)

yes no      A cumulonimbus cloud

yes no      A cirrus, altocumulus, or cirrocumulus cloud

yes no      A stratus cloud

yes no      A lenticular cloud (the flying saucer cloud)

yes no      A refraction halo around the Moon

yes no      A diffraction corona around the Moon

yes no      A sundog

yes no      a single refraction halo around the Sun

yes no      A double refraction halo around the sun

yes no      A rainbow

yes no      A double rainbow

yes no      A Glory around the shadow of your own head

yes no      A Glory around the shadow of someone else's head

yes no      A Glory around the shadow of the airplane you are flying in

yes no      A mirage other than the "water on the highway" mirage

yes no      An inferior mirage (the image appears below the real thing)

yes no      A superior mirage (the image appears above the real thing)

yes no      Fata Morgana

yes no      A dinosaur footprint in a rock that remains in place where it was found

yes no      Ancient bones still imbedded in a rock that remains in place where it was found

yes no      A large Karst Sinkhole

yes no      A Vanishing Stream

yes no      A Natural Arch

yes no      A Fjord

yes no      A large eroded batholith

yes no      A major avalanche happening

yes no      A major landslide happening

yes no      Cave straws forming in an active cavern.

yes no      A crater or other feature left on Earth by a meteorite

yes no      The bottom of an oceanic trench, first-hand, not in a video

yes no      A black smoker at an oceanic rift zone, first-hand, not in a video

 

Have you (personally) found:

check
if yes

yes no      A piece of petrified wood

yes no      A fossil of any creature without a backbone (invertebrate)

yes no      A fossil Ammonite (extinct relative of the chambered nautilus)

yes no      A fossil Mollusc other than Ammonite (like fossil snails and some sea shells)

yes no      A fossil Trilobite

yes no      A fossil Insect.

yes no      A fossil Arthropod other than Trilobite or Insect.

yes no      A fossil Crinoid

yes no      A fossil Echinoderm other than Crinoid

yes no      A fossil Brachiopod

yes no      A fossil or modern Bryozoa

yes no      A fossil of any single-celled life

yes no      A trace fossil of an invertebrate animal (such as a fossil track or burrow)

yes no      A living or modern Ginko Tree

yes no      A living or modern Rugose Coral (Horn coral)

yes no      A fossil Coral (any type)

yes no      A leaf imprint in a sedimentary rock

yes no      A fossil of any sort in basalt (lava-rock)

yes no      A piece of Granite

yes no      A piece of Basalt

yes no      A piece of Carbonatite

yes no      A piece of Marble

yes no      A piece of Gneiss

yes no      A piece of Schist with Staurolite or Garnet crystals

yes no      A piece of Limestone

yes no      A piece of Sandstone

yes no      A rock more than 1 Billion Years Old

yes no      A piece of rock Halite

yes no      A cubic crystal of Fluorite

yes no      A cubic crystal of Pyrite

yes no      A hexagonal crystal of Quartz

yes no      A crystal of Calcite

yes no      A diamond, ruby, emerald, or sapphire.

yes no      Any identified geological mineral other than the 9 above

yes no      A piece of natural native metal (such as gold or copper)

yes no      A piece of amber.

yes no      A Meteorite (must be confirmed as a meteorite by an expert)

yes no      A rock with glacial striations

yes no      Bone from Dinosaur

yes no      Bone from an extinct Reptile other than a Dinosaur

yes no      Bone or tooth from a Mammoth or Mastadon

yes no      Bone from an extinct Mammal other than Mammoth or Mastadon

yes no      Bone or teeth from an extinct Fish

yes no      Bone from an extinct Bird

yes no      Bone from an extinct Amphibian

 

Have You Experienced:

check
if yes

yes no      A hurricane of Class 1 or greater

yes no      A hurricane of Class 3 or greater

yes no      An Earthquake of 3.5 (Richter scale) or greater

yes no      An Earthquake of 5.5 (Richter scale) or greater (If you slept through the whole thing, like me, it doesn't count--Dr. C)

yes no      An Earthquake of 7 (Richter scale) or greater

yes no      A 100-year or greater Flood of a major river

yes no      A 500-year or greater Flood of a major river

yes no      A Tsunami (breakers at least 5 meters high)

yes no      A Tsunami (breakers at least 15 meters high)

yes no      A Blizzard (Designated a blizzard by an official Weather Service-- based on visibility, but usually >35mph winds sustained, not gusts)

yes no      A Severe Blizzard (So designated by an official Weather Service--usually >45mph winds sustained and <10 degrees F)

yes no      Air Temperatures in excess of 110 degrees F (as reported by USWS or equivalent)

yes no      Air Temperatures in excess of 140 degrees F (as reported by USWS or equivalent)

yes no      Air Temperatures below -20 degrees F (as reported by USWS or equivalent)

yes no      Air Temperatures below -40 degrees F (as reported by USWS or equivalent)

yes no      A Volcanic Ash fall with greater than 0.5 inches ash accumulation

yes no      A Volcanic Ash fall with greater than 3 inches ash accumulation

yes no      A meteor shower (say, 3-60 meteors per minute, for at least 5 minutes)

yes no      A meteor storm (say, a meteor or more per second for at least 5 minutes).  If clouds moved in minutes before it reached storm levels, like me and my family in 2001, it doesn't count--Dr. C.

yes no      A Partial Solar Eclipse

yes no      A Partial Solar Eclipse at least 70% total

yes no      A Total Solar Eclipse

yes no      An Annular Solar Eclipse

yes no      A Dust or Sand Storm (visibility less than 1 mile)

yes no      A Dust or Sand Storm (Visibility less than 100 yards)

yes no      Watching the sun set or rise inside the Arctic or Antarctic circle.

yes no      The perfect darkness deep inside a cave.

yes no      A 1-week or more laboratory Earth Science research project of which you were a part

yes no      A 1-week or more field study (geology, archaeology) of which you were a part

yes no      Walking on a world other than Earth

yes no      Being in Outer Space

yes no      Orbiting a world other than Earth



You can check other folks' geology life lists also, including those here and here.


 

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