Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 121
Fall 2006

Daily Objectives #3  (September 5, 2006)                                                                        Dr. Sanders

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

* Review: Describe the differences between the lithosphere and asthenosphere in terms of their temperature and rigidity.

*  Review: List the two types of lithosphere (oceanic lithosphere and continental lithosphere) and describe how they differ in terms of their thickness and density.

*  Using a map illustrating plate tectonic boundaries, identify locations where boundaries occur, and tell what type of boundaries they are (divergent, convergent, or transform).

*  Explain the patterns in the data we collected in class on geologic features at the fourteen locations we studied in our last class period, listed in Objectives 2.
Download the legal-sized handout (MSWord format) we used in class by clicking here.

*  Describe, sketch a diagram of, and explain the geologic features you would expect to find at each type of plate boundary (using text and figures from Chapter 8 of your textbook).  (Please note: we did not get this far in class today, but will accomplish this objective on Thursday!)

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