Physical Geology (OLS) Practice

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Minerals 16%
Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary Rocks 20%
Earth's History 16%
Plate Tectonics 16%
Earth's Resources 16%
Glacial Geology 16%
  • Questions 1,554
  • Vocabulary Terms 415
  • Performance Tasks 139
  • Instructional Videos 46

Test Standards

1. (PG.M.1)  Atoms and Elements
2. (PG.M.2)  Bonding
3. (PG.M.3)  Crystals
4. (PG.M.4)  Mineral
5. (PG.M.5)  Properties of Minerals
Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary Rocks
1. (PG.IMS.1a)  Igneous: Mafic and Felsic
2. (PG.IMS.1b)  Igneous: Intrusive
3. (PG.IMS.1c)  Igneous: Interior
4. (PG.IMS.1d)  Igneous: Magnetic
5. (PG.IMS.1e)  Igneous: Thermal Energy
6. (PG.IMS.1f)  Igneous: Extrusive
7. (PG.IMS.1g)  Igneous: Bowen's Reaction Series
8. (PG.IMS.2a)  Metamorphic: Forces
9. (PG.IMS.2b)  Metamorphic: Foliated or Non-Foliated
10. (PG.IMS.2c)  Metamorphic: Parent Rock
11. (PG.IMS.2d)  Metamorphic: Zones
Earth's History
1. (PG.EH.1a)  The Geologic Rock Record: Age
2. (PG.EH.1b)  The Geologic Rock Record: Relative Age
3. (PG.EH.1c)  Absolute Age
4. (PG.EH.1d)  The Geologic Rock Record: Combining Ages
5. (PG.EH.1e)  The Geologic Rock Record: Geologic Time Scale
Plate Tectonics
1. (PG.PT.1)  Internal Earth: Seismic Waves
2. (PG.PT.2a)  Structure of Earth: Asthenosphere
3. (PG.PT.2b)  Structure of Earth: Lithosphere
4. (PG.PT.2c)  Structure of Earth: Moho
5. (PG.PT.2d)  Structure of Earth: Composition
6. (PG.PT.2e)  Structure of Earth: Gravity, Magnetism, and Isostasy
7. (PG.PT.2f)  Structure of Earth: Thermal Energy
8. (PG.PT.3a)  Historical Review: Paleomagnetism
9. (PG.PT.3b)  Historical Review: Paleoclimatology
10. (PG.PT.4a)  Plate Motion: Causes and Evidence
11. (PG.PT.4b)  Plate Motion: Measuring
12. (PG.PT.4c)  Plate Motion: Types of Plates
13. (PG.PT.4d)  Plate Motion: Movement and Events
14. (PG.PT.4e)  Plate Motion: Plumes
Earth's Resources
1. (PG.ER.1a)  Energy Resources: Renewable and Nonrenewable
2. (PG.ER.1b)  Energy Resources: Alternate Energy
3. (PG.ER.1c)  Energy Resources: Availability
4. (PG.ER.1d)  Energy Resources: Mining
5. (PG.ER.2a)  Air: Contaminants
6. (PG.ER.2b)  Air: Greenhouse Gases
7. (PG.ER.3a)  Water: Quality
8. (PG.ER.3b)  Water: Hypoxia
9. (PG.ER.4a)  Soil and Sediment: Desertification
10. (PG.ER.4b)  Soil and Sediment: Erosion
11. (PG.ER.4c)  Soil and Sediment: Sediment
Glacial Geology
1. (PG.GG.1a)  Glaciers and Glaciation: Evidence
2. (PG.GG.1b)  Glaciers and Glaciation: Deposition and Erosion
3. (PG.GG.1c)  Glaciers and Glaciation: Ice Core
4. (PG.GG.1d)  Glaciers and Glaciation: Distribution
5. (PG.GG.1e)  Glaciers and Glaciation: Types
6. (PG.GG.1f)  Glaciers and Glaciation: Structure and Movement