Homework #4: Rock Your State! is due today.
Daily Objectives #6 (September 16, 2009) Dr. Sanders
By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:
w Review: Describe the characteristics of the lithosphere and asthenosphere.
w Review: Sketch a diagram of the internal structure of Earth illustrating the positions of the lithosphere and asthenosphere.
w Review: Describe the basic principles of geotectonic theory..
w Describe the three different types of geotectonic boundaries, including type of movement, type of plates usually involved, and geologic features that can usually be found at each type of boundary.
w Sketch a diagram illustrating each type of boundary and showing pertinent geologic features.
w Explain the relationship between minerals and rocks.
w Compare the minerals found within rocks to the samples in a mineral kit box.
w Use a binocular microscope to examine minerals in rocks where the minerals are too small to be seen easily with the unaided eye or with a hand lens.
w Describe some of the characteristics of minerals that allow us to classify them and discern their properties.