Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 121
Fall 2006

Daily Objectives #4  (September 7, 2006)                                                                        Dr. Sanders

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

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

*  Explain the patterns in the data we collected in class on geologic features at the fourteen locations we studied in our last class period.
Download the legal-sized handout (MSWord format) we used in our last 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.  (For convergent boundaries, consider all three possible combinations of plate types!)  Give a real-world example for each situation.

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