CHICAGO ROCKS! Geology in the City
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.
w Describe the composition and sorting of sediment found in major landforms in the Chicago area, and explain the processes that led to their deposition.
w 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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