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. 

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Department of Earth Science | Northeastern Illinois University

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