Unit IV Assignment: Evaluating Earth Science Resources

Unit IV Assignment: Evaluating Earth Science Resources
Instructions: Locate the following three sources and evaluate them according the below criterion. Then, determine whether or not the source is reliable and explain your reasoning.

Source 1:

Briney, A. (n.d.). Plate tectonics: Learn about the history and principles of plate tectonics. Retrieved from http://geography.about.com/od/physicalgeography/a/Plate-Tectonics.htm

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Based upon the above criterion, do you believe this source is reliable? Why, or why not?

Source 2:

Weinhold, B. (2012). Energy development linked with earthquakes. Environmental Health Perspectives,120(10), A388.Retrieved fromhttp://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA332658461&v=2.1&u=oran95108&it=r&p=ITOF&sw=w&asid=98fb774355eb4715d71608b5a0ed3739
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Based upon the above criterion, do you believe this source is reliable? Why, or why not?
Source 3:

Zolfagharifard, E. (2014). Strange craters, burning ice and ‘drunken trees’: Climate change is causing the planet to behave in mysterious ways, scientists claim. Retrieved from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2717938/Strange-craters-burning-ice-drunken-trees-How-climate-change-causing-planet-behave-mysterious-ways.html

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Based upon the above criterion, do you believe this source is reliable? Why, or why not?

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