CHICAGO ROCKS! Geology in the City
ESCI 109, Section 03
Daily Objectives #25 (November
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
w Explain what is meant by the term
w 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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