INTRO TO EARTH SCIENCE

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INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
ESCI 121
Fall 2010
Section 0
6

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

w Review:  Tell what is expected of you in the "Rock Your State!" homework assignment, due Thursday.

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Review:  State the two basic components of plate tectonic theory.

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Define the term density as it applies to geologic materials.

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Explain what the term boundary means as it applies to plate tectonic theory.

w Explain what is meant by the term "plate" as it applies to geotectonics.

w Name the two main types of lithosphere, and list the characteristics of each type. 

w 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.

w Sketch a diagram of each type of plate boundary, illustrating the important geologic features that occur at each.

w 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.


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