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

Daily Objectives #7 (September 16, 2008)                                                                                            Dr. Sanders

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

w Explain what a contour is.

Draw simple topographic maps that illustrate various landforms:
        steep slope
gentle slope
closed basin
stream valley

w Interpret the contours on a topographic map showing the landforms listed above.

w Using a US Geological Survey (USGS) topographic map, do the following:

            Show how to tell what quadrangle (area) it covers and where that quadrangle falls within the state;
Show how to determine the latitude and longitude of the sides of the quadrangle; 
Determine the contour interval for the map, and explain what that means;
Determine the year the map was published;
Identify streets and highways, railroads, parks, urbanized areas, and buildings;
Determine the elevation of a given point on the map;
Identify streams;
Find the elevation of a stream at a given point on the map.
Measure the distance between two points.

w Prepare for Thursday's class session  on Academic Planning.

w Who won the Scavenger Hunt?
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2008 Laura L. Sanders.  Last updated September 16, 2008.