"Rock Your State" page of the
class wiki, choose one of the states/territories lists (only
one person per state/territory).
Find online a geologic map of that state and print
it (in color if possible; if not, b&w is okay, this time.) Also
find the key, legend, or map explanation and print
it too. Sometimes the key is on a separate page!
the class wiki, post the link (URL, or web address) to the
page that displays the map and legend.
a separate sheet of paper, make a list of all the rock or
sediment types that occur in that state. You probably
will need to look at the key, legend, or map explanation to do
this; sometimes it will be on a separate page. Don't write
duplicate entries; for example, if "marble" appears twice in the
state, only write it once on your list.
Problems to watch out for:
► Many maps don't show the rock or sediment type, but instead
show only the geologic age. How will you know?
Watch for these words:
Cambrian, Carboniferous, Cenezoic,
Cretaceous, Devonian, Eocene, Holocene, Jurassic, Mesozoic,
Miocene, Mississippian, Oligocene, Ordovician,
Pennsylvanian, Permian, Pleistocene, Pliocene, Precambrian,
Quaternary, Silurian, Tertiary, Triassic.
If these are the only words used to describe the
geologic materials, find a different map.
Generic terms such as "sediments", "igneous rocks", "sedimentary
rocks", and "metamorphic rocks" are too vague. If these
are the only words used to describe the geologic
materials, find a different map.
your name and section number on all pages and bring it all to
class. No late homework accepted!
If you get stuck, it's okay to change your
state--as long as you post it on the