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1

What do paleontologists study?

study of the history of life on Earth in prehistoric era, mostly with fossils

2

How many mass extinctions were there?

five

3

2-3 things that may have caused these mass extinctions

Asteroid impacts, climate change, volcanoes

4

Evidence of astroid impacts

Rock is more compressed

5

Evidence of Volcanoes

sedimentry rocks

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Evidence of Climate Change

Acid Rain (vinillian)

7

Example of Alpha particle

4/2 He

8

Example of Beta particle

0/-1 e

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Example of Gamma

0/0

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What is a beta particle

an electron

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Energy

gamma ray

12

The isotope you have before the nuclear decay

parent nucleus

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the isotope you have after the nuclear decay occurs

daughter nucleus