MUDDY WATERS

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

READING ASSIGNMENTS

Read before Friday, September 10, 2010.

Read before Friday, September 17, 2010. 
Read before Friday, September 24, 2010. 
Read before Friday, October 1, 2010.
Before Friday, October 8, 2010, please read the readings listed on the Assignments page.
More assignments will be added as the semester progresses. 
Read before Friday, September 10, 2010: 

= CSS (College Success Strategies):

         
Chapter 1:  Now That You're Here
          Chapter 4:  Interacting with Your Professors

= Readings on stream monitoring:

At this website http://water.epa.gov/type/rsl/monitoring/stream_index.cfm , you will find the EPA's "methods manual" for volunteer stream monitoring.  You can either download the whole thing, or just click on links to each section.  Read the following sections:
 
Chapter 2 w  Section 2.1:  Basic Concepts

w  Section 2.3:  Safety Considerations
Chapter 5 w  Task 2:  Collecting Samples

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 Section 5.2:  Dissolved Oxygen and Biochemical Oxygen Demand.  In this section, focus on the following material:
     4 What is dissolved oxygen and why is it important?
     4  Meter and Probe
     4  Using a DO meter

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 Section 5.3:  Temperature

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 Section 5.4:  pH:  focus on measurements made in the field

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 Section 5.9:  Conductivity
Read before Friday, September 17:
 
= CSS    w  Chapter   3:  How You Learn
  w  Chapter   6:  Getting Organized:  Managing Yourself and Your Time
 
= Readings on Colorimetry:
  w  Introduction to Colorimetric Analysis  (Click here for a .pdf version.)
  w  At this website, http://www.lamotte.com/pages/common/pdf/instruct/1919test.pdf, you'll find the procedures manual for the Smart2 Colorimeter. Read the procedures for measurement of the following: 
 
w  Chloride Procedure (pages 33-34)

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 Sulfate Procedure  (pages 185 -186)
Read before Friday, September 24:

= CSS

          Chapter 10: 
Strategic Reading
          Chapter 11: 
Take Note!  Lectures: A Different Kind of Text
 
.Read before Friday, October 1:

= CSS

          Chapter 16: 
Preparing for Objective Exams
          Chapter 17: 
Preparing and Taking Essay and Specialty Exams

= Readings on Colorimetry

At this website,
http://www.lamotte.com/pages/common/pdf/instruct/1919test.pdf, you'll find the procedures manual for the Smart2 Colorimeter.  Read the procedures for measurement of the following:

  • Fluoride procedure: pages 101-103
  • Nitrate procedure: pages 133 134
  • Phosphate Low Range Procedure: pages 163 - 165
More assignments will be added as the semester progresses.  Watch this page for updates!

Department of Earth Science | Northeastern Illinois University

Copyright 2010 Laura L. Sanders.  Last updated October 4, 2010.


 

Your Instructors:
Dr. Ken Voglesonger

Dr. Laura Sanders

Your Peer Mentors:

Brian Dix

Sarah Paulis