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
Review: Tell what is expected of you in the "Rock Your
State the two basic components of plate tectonic
Define the term density as it
applies to geologic materials.
Explain what the term boundary
means as it applies to plate tectonic theory.
Explain what is meant by the term "plate" as it
applies to geotectonics.
Name the two main types of lithosphere, and list
the characteristics of each type.
Using a map of plate boundaries, point out
examples of the two major types of plates, the
three major types of boundaries, and the three
different examples of combinations of plates at
convergent plate boundaries.
Sketch a diagram of each type of plate boundary,
illustrating the important geologic features
that occur at each.
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
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Copyright 2010 Laura L. Sanders. Last updated
September 16, 2010.