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.

Explain what is meant by the term intermorainal.

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.