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


Daily Objectives #3 (September 2, 2008)                                                                                            Dr. Sanders

Due today:
□ Before today's class, you should have read the reading assignment given on the homework assignments page.
□ Your Chicago street map is due today.
□ By today, you should have e-mailed me.


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


w Here are your pairs of words to describe rocks from last week:    (Use the mouse to highlight the first column to see the numbers!)
#113 Rough, bumpy Broken shells, granola bar Flaky, tan Jagged, sea shells Rough, compressed shells
#124 Smooth, heavy Colorful, shiny Heavy, spotty Multicolor, metallic Multicolored, glossy
#138 Black, flat Heavy, smoothest of all Heavy, spotty Light, sponge Smooth, sharp
#145 Red-colored, sand-like Sandy texture, light orange/red color Layered, sandy Sand, crystal Rough, sandy
#152 Porous, dark-colored Lightest rock, porous (lots of holes) Holes, light Light, sponge Light, sponge-like

w Recognizing that landscape gives clues to Chicago's geology, explore the Commons area: observe and make
notes/ sketches/ etc. as to its characteristics. 

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List some occupations that rely on a professional's ability to take clear, accurate, and complete notes.

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List the steps you should take to prepare for taking notes in a class, including mental preparation as well as preparation of your notebook itself.

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Describe and demonstrate the Cornell method for taking notes.  List several cues that tell you what to write in your notes during a class activity, and explain why good note-taking does not involve writing every word the instructor says.

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List the steps you should take after a class or note-taking session in order to improve your recall. 

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Explain how taking notes on written materials differs from taking notes on a lecture or classroom activity.

Additional useful hints on note-taking skills appear at this site.

w List the three major types of rocks and explain how each type forms.

w For each of the three major rock types, list three characteristics that will help you identify them when you see them again.

w Demonstrate that you know how to use a geologic hand lens.

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Describe what you need to know to prepare for our Thursday activities.
 

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2008 Laura L. Sanders.  Last updated September 2, 2008.