Department of Earth Science
| Northeastern Illinois University
INTRO TO EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
By the end of
today's class, you should be able to do the
Tell what is expected of you in the "Rock Your
due one week from today.
Explain the difference between a map of
bedrock geology and a map of
Review: State the difference
in deformation characteristics of the
lithosphere and the asthenosphere.
State the two basic components of plate tectonic
Explain what the term boundaries
means as it applies to plate tectonic theory.
Define the term density as it
applies to geologic materials.
Demonstrate that you can measure density of rock samples using the water-displacement
method and a triple-beam balance.
List the characteristics of continental
lithosphere and oceanic
lithosphere, and explain how the two
types differ from each other.
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Copyright 2010 Laura L. Sanders. Last updated
September 8, 2010.