CHICAGO ROCKS! Geology in the City
Daily Objectives #3 (January 19, 2010)
J. Hemzacek and L. Sanders
Reminder: Assignment #2 is due Thursday!
Reminder: If you haven't yet, sign up for a conference with the instructors, and enter the appointment in your planner.
By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:
w Review: Define the term geologic resource.
w Review: Explain the meaning of the statement, "If it can't be grown, it must be mined."
w Review: Describe some characteristics of Earth materials that make them suitable for specific purposes as geologic resources.
w Of the geologic materials you examined in class, tell which can be found in Illinois.
w List factors that determine whether, to meet a particular need, we might choose to use a geologic resource found in the local area, or one from elsewhere.
w Make diverse geologic observations about rock samples brought in by yourself and your colleagues.
On Thursday, we will be outdoors walking in the grassy/snowy areas of campus. Please wear shoes that can get a bit muddy or wet!
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