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FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

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MUDDY WATERS: Chicago's Environmental Geology
EARTH SCIENCE 109W

DAILY OBJECTIVES: November 12, 2010 

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

w Complete a "pre-quiz" on concepts related to the water cycle.

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Describe the processes involved in the hydrologic cycle.

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Explain the processes illustrated in these two representations of the hydrologic cycle:
            

w Write definitions of the terms watershed and divide.

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Using a stream table (a "sandbox" model of miniature streams), point out the areas encompassed by watersheds, and show where the divide between them lies.

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Make a listing of the inflows, outflows, and changes in storage that define a water budget for any given watershed.

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Explain how this diagram illustrates the water budget for Illinois:

w On a campus field trip, make a list of aspects of campus that are part of the natural water cycle, and a second list of ways humans interact with the water cycle.

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Measure depth to water in a water well.

w Take a sample of water from a water well using a bailer.

w Describe what will be required of you in the Final Project.

w Be prepared to complete the career planning homework due next Friday.


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Copyright 2010 Laura L. Sanders.  Last updated November 12, 2010.


 

Your Instructors:
Dr. Ken Voglesonger

Dr. Laura Sanders

Your Peer Mentors:

Brian Dix

Sarah Paulis