INTRO TO EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
By the end of
today's class, you should be able to do the
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.
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
Explain why most (not all!) divergent plate
boundaries involve two oceanic lithospheric
Explain the relationship between minerals
w Compare the minerals
visible within a rock specimen to the samples in
a mineral kit box, correlating mineral
properties visible in each.
Examining rocks of varying compositions and
textures, select from a box of minerals those
that appear to make up each rock.
Demonstrate the correct use of a hand lens for
examining minerals and rocks.
Describe some of the characteristics of minerals
that allow us to classify them and discern their
properties, including luster,
color, and hardness.
Demonstrate how to use a mineral
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