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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:

w Review: 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.

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Review:  For the 14 sites we have been focusing on, determine their relationship to plate boundaries, including whether or not they occur at a boundary, and if so, what type of boundary it is.

w Explain why most (not all!) divergent plate boundaries involve two oceanic lithospheric plates.

w Explain the relationship between minerals and rocks.

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Compare the minerals visible within a rock specimen to the samples in a mineral kit box, correlating mineral properties visible in each. 

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Examining rocks of varying compositions and textures, select from a box of minerals those that appear to make up each rock.

w Demonstrate the correct use of a hand lens for examining minerals and rocks.

w Describe some of the characteristics of minerals that allow us to classify them and discern their properties, including luster, color, and hardness.

w Demonstrate how to use a mineral identification key.

 
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