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|1||30 Aug||Welcome to College. Welcome to FYE! What is ESCI 109?|
|1 Sep||Re-Thinking Resources: geology in our everyday lives||CSS - chapters 1, 4: an introduction to college and communication||individual survey - complete yellow survey sheet|
|2||6 Sep||One science, many approaches -- appreciating a diversity of ideas||
AND bring a rock.
Rock your world: an overview of earth materials;
Not "carved in stone": keeping scientific records
|3||13 Sep||Map your world: tools of the geologist||CSS - ch. 11||scavenger hunt #1|
|15 Sep||The whole earth rocks! What geologic processes are responsible?||reading notes; send an email; and course materials due|
|4||20 Sep||Putting it together: Geologic processes and landforms||course materials due|
|22 Sep||Making an academic plan and planning for academic research||CSS - ch. 5||course materials due|
|5||26 Sep||note: this assignment is due Monday - via email||rock wall team email|
|27 Sep||Written in stone: goal-setting, teams & contracts||CSS - ch. 6|
|29 Sep||Topographic maps, geologic maps, and regional relationships||final deadline for conference1|
|6||4 Oct||So, Chicago rocks! Properties and use of geologic materials||scavenger hunt #2|
|6 Oct||NEIU campus geology: sediments, rocks, and topography||CSS - ch. 2||bring your "tabbed" NEIU catalog to be checked!|
|7||11 Oct||Maps and more maps|
|13 Oct||Correlating maps|
|8||18 Oct||Exam 1 earth materials; the science of learning|
|20 Oct||Breaking it into pieces: Chicago weather and weathering||CSS - ch. 3||Academic Planning assignment|
Why is Illinois so flat? (Is Illinois so
"Ridge"land Ave.; "Blue Island"; glacial namesakes?
|27 Oct||libraries and research||CSS - ch. 10|
|10||1 Nov||Topography, sediments, and interpreting Chicago's history|
|3 Nov||Team project day||see project page|
|11||8 Nov||Putting together the puzzle of Chicago's geology||CSS - ch. 12, 16, 17||see project page|
|10 Nov||A mile of ice.... .. and tons of gravel:|
|12||15 Nov||Ice ages and tropical seas - Chicago’s geologic legacy|
|17 Nov||Geology of Bohemian National Cemetery||web reading||weathering|
|13||22 Nov||Exam 2||see project page|
|24 Nov||Thanksgiving holiday|
River processes, watersheds, and a continental divide
The world in a grain of sand: beaches, lakes, coastal processes
Keeping water in its place?
... understanding human-geologic interactions in Chicago
Natural vs. Human: geologic issues in Chicago
|8 Dec||stepping back to see the relationship of Chicago and geology||see project page|
|12 Dec||MONDAY||see project page|
Team projects due; final exercise - Tuesday
8:00- 9:50 AM
Sec 2 - no class meeting! Follow the final exam schedule
|see project page|
Team projects due; final exercise - Thursday 10:00- 11:50 AM
Sec 1 - no class meeting! Follow the final exam schedule
|see project page|
READINGS - ASSIGNMENT DETAILS
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Read the material on the website links
below. At this time, you do not need to annotate, highlight,
or take notes on the readings: in fact, refrain from doing any of
these things! Simply read the 4 parts listed below.
The readings, in 4 parts, about earth materials. Each piece is short - not to worry!
USGS Geology in the Parks, part 1: Intro and Igneous
USGS Geology in the Parks, part 2: Sedimentary
USGS Geology in the Parks, part 3: Metamorphic
USGS Geology in the Parks: Sediment
Open the following weblink:
weathering and climate
Work through the animation on these topics, and create a set of notes for reference. Make a copy of your notes to turn in on Thursday.
You should also review your notes (and/or the resources, above) about different types of rocks -- consider what we know about the characteristics of the three main types of rocks, how to recognize them, and how they might be expected to respond to weathering.
A Rocking Scavenger Hunt - ASSIGNMENT DETAILS
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ESCI 109 CHICAGO ROCKS! Scavenger Hunt
You have printed a Scavenger Hunt record list – do not lose this paper - you will record all scavenger hunts on the same page.
Throughout the semester, I will assign different Scavenger Hunt items – the details will be posted on the course webpage as assignments.
BASIC RULES for Scavenger Hunts
For each Scavenger Hunt item, you will be required to find something, or find some information, on campus, as directed. For each item, you will be asked at least one question.
Record the requested information in the appropriate space on the checklist. The information for each scavenger hunt item should be recorded in the appropriately numbered row in the chart; please note that the far-left column is for instructor use only. If you are asked to bring a specific item, you will turn in that item, with the completed checklist, on the due date.
Each time that a Scavenger Hunt item is due, you will turn in the checklist PLUS any items that you were required to collect. These will then be returned to you, so that you can use the checklist for the next Scavenger Hunt!
When seeking Scavenger Hunt items, feel free to "buddy up" with a partner or two – it can be more fun, and two (or three!) heads are better than one! However, each student must complete their own checklist, and collect their own items to turn in.
HAPPY HUNTING!! :o)
J Hemzacek Laukant.
Last updated 6 September 2011.