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

Daily Objectives #8 (September 18, 2008)                                                                                            Dr. Sanders

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

w Construct an Academic Plan that you will follow to get a bachelor's degree in your chosen field.  If you don't know yet what you want to major in, choose Earth Science for now; you can always change it later!

w Explain what a contour is.

Draw simple topographic maps that illustrate various landforms:
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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:

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Show how to tell what quadrangle (area) it covers and where that quadrangle falls within the state;
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;
Measure the distance between two points.
Determine the latitude and longitude of the sides of the quadrangle; 
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.
Department of Earth Science | Northeastern Illinois University

2008 Laura L. Sanders.  Last updated September 18, 2008.