CHICAGO ROCKS!  Geology in the City
ESCI 109, Section 03
Fall 2008


Daily Objectives #25 (November 18, 2008)                                                                                            Dr. Sanders

By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:

w Review: Put together the "Moraine Mosaic" puzzle pieces (from last week).

w Review: Explain what the Moraine Mosaic shows about Chicago geology (and physiography).

w Tell what causes a glacier to move and deposit sediments, and why sediments "pile up" in a moraine at the end of the glacier.

w Explain the relationship between moraines and glaciers.  Sketch a map showing the direction of movement of glaciers into the Chicago area during the Ice Age, and showing the trend of the moraines that resulted.

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Explain what is meant by the term intermorainal.

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Solve the problem of "The Blue Island Worm".

w Describe the sediments present on the Chicago Lake Plain, and contrast them to the sediments in the Chicago area moraines.
 
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2008 Laura L. Sanders.  Last updated November 18, 2008.