INTRO TO EARTH SCIENCE

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INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
ESCI 121
Fall 2010
Section 05

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

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Find the course web page, daily objectives, and assignments.  (Complete the first three assignments by the assigned due date!)

w Log in to the class wiki, edit a page, and save it.

w Describe different strategies maps and globes use to illustrate topography (raised-relief, topographic, color-coded/shaded). 

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Using the world map you brought in today, and the resources available in the classroom, make a table in your notebook listing the topographic and geographic setting of each of the fourteen research sites.  (Hand in your homework before you leave the classroom!)

w Describe these two ways rocks respond to stress: 1) brittle and 2) plastic; and tell what conditions favor each type of response.

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List the names of three major layers of Earth's internal structure based on the two responses to stress listed above.  For each layer, describe the conditions that characterize that layer, and tell roughly how thick it is in comparison to the others.
 


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