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

Daily Objectives #23 (November 24, 2009)                                                                                            Dr. Sanders

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

Topographic Maps, Stream Processes, and Surficial Geology

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

w  (Review) Define the meaning of the term watershed (drainage basin).

w  (Review) Show how to delineate a watershed using a topographic map.

w  Explain what controls the location of the major streams in the Chicago area.

w  Describe the characteristics of the intermorainal areas in the Chicago area.

Team Project Overview

    Project Goal:  Investigate the geology of a specific geologic feature.

    Project Requirements 
m  See the homework page for more information!
m  Work as a team
m  Perform library/web, map, and field research
m  Communicate your findings to the class via a poster presentation.

    Project Deliverables
m  Several homework assignments will involve parts of the project.
m  Poster Presentation:  Following the project requirements, produce a poster that presents your findings.
m  Team Citizenship Evaluation:  At the end of the project, everyone will rate their own and their team members' participation.  Individual grades will reflect the team grade, weighted by the results of the Team Citizenship Evaluation.

    A project resource:  Chrzastowski, Michael.  2005.  Chicagoland: Geology and the Making of a Metropolis.  Field excursion for the 2005 annual meeting Association of American State Geologists, June 15, 2005.  Illinois State Geologic Survey, OFS 2005-9. 

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