The major geological event of the Cambrian Period is that Rodina, the land mass that included all of the continents on Earth, split apart to form separate land masses that would eventually become the Earth as we know it today. The Cambrian Period lasted for about 53 million years.Continue Reading
When the Cambrian Period began, land on Earth consisted of one super-continent called the Rodina. By the middle of the period, the Rodina broke apart into two different continents.
The mass that would eventually become modern Africa, Australia, South America, Antarctica and parts of Asia was called Gondwana, and it was located near the South Pole.
Laurentia would break up to become North America and much of Europe and it was located closer to the equator.Learn more about Geology
The geology merit badge is an award given by the Boy Scouts of America for meeting requirements in the study of Earth, its resources and the events that changed it. Earning the geology merit badge has five broad requirements and numerous sub-requirements that a scout can choose to complete.Full Answer >
There are numerous factors that influence the Earth's climate, which include the temperature, atmospheric conditions, ice, land and land masses. The more sulfur oxide and other reflective material in the atmosphere, the cooler the Earth's climate, due to the particles reflecting the sun's rays away from the planet.Full Answer >
Isthmuses, which are narrow strips of land connecting two land masses and separating two bodies of water, are formed in various ways, depending on the geology of the areas in which they occur. These geological changes to form isthmuses may involve the movement of tectonic plates, the drowning of landmass due to fault structures, volcanic activity, and the movement of waves and tides.Full Answer >
Soil is made up of liquids, solids and gases that form on the surface of land, while sand is a natural material that consists of at least 85 percent sand-sized particles. Soil consists mostly of organic matter, such as decomposing animals and plants and minerals. The most common sand found throughout the world is made up of quartz, or silicon dioxide.Full Answer >