Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 121

Section 06
Fall 2009

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..

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.

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