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

Daily Objectives #6 (September 15, 2009)                                                                                            Dr. Sanders

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

w Interpret the "Check Grading System" (document by J. Hemzacek) used for certain assignments in this course.

w Describe the rock dolostone (also known as dolomite) and explain and demonstrate how a geologist might recognize it in the field.  

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Conduct a scientific examination of a soil sample, and describe the sample in terms of its important properties.

w Explain what a soil texture triangle illustrates, and tell how to use it.

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Explain the difference between bedrock, sediments, and soil in terms of their physical characteristics and where you might typically find each one in relation to the others. 

w Explain how bedrock, sediments, and soil might be used as geologic resources.

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