CHICAGO ROCKS!  Geology in the City 
                                                                                 ESCI 109
                                                                              Spring 2010

Daily Objectives #19 (March 16, 2010)                                                  J. Hemzacek and L. Sanders

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

w Review:  Explain how and why glaciers weather, erode, transport, and deposit Earth material.

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Describe the composition and sorting of sediment found in major landforms in the Chicago area, and explain the processes that led to their deposition.

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Define the following terms and explain their importance in Chicago-area geology:  moraine, till, sluiceway, Outlet Valley.

w Demonstrate how to use the USGS Map Locator to find online topographic maps.

w With your team, examine topographic maps of your study area, and sketch out your field trip.  (Your Field Trip Plan is due Thursday!)

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