CHICAGO ROCKS!  Geology in the City
ESCI 109, Section 02
Fall 2009

Daily Objectives #17 (November 3, 2009)                                                                                            Dr. Sanders

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

Topographic Maps

  (Review)  Use contours on a topographic map to find the location of stream valleys.

  (Review)  Determine the direction of flow of a stream using contours on a topographic map.

  (Review)  Sketch what a stream valley would look like on a topographic map. 

  (Review)  Using contours on a topographic map, point out areas of steeper slopes and less steep slopes.

Putting It All Together: The Blue Island Study Area

w  (Review)  Using topographic, physiographic, geologic, and street maps, locate the position of the Blue Island study area identified during class.

w  (Review)  Describe the study area in terms of its topography and surficial geology.

w  Generate hypotheses for the study area's formation.

w  Generate hypotheses explaining the link between geology land use in the area.

w  List the steps you would take to investigate this study area on a field trip.

Rock Wall

w State your goal with respect to the rock wall climbing experience we will have on Thursday.  (See the slide show here.)  Share your goal with your team, and discuss how to support each other in reaching that goal on Thursday.

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Copyright 2009 Laura L. Sanders.  Last updated November 2, 2009.