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.  

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.

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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