CHICAGO ROCKS! Geology in the City
ESCI 109, Section 02
Daily Objectives #6 (September 15, 2009)
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.
w 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.
w 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.