Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 121
Spring 2007

Daily Objectives #13
(March 5, 2007)                                                                        Dr. Sanders

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

* Maps:  List the common elements that should appear on any map, and explain how to use and/or interpret them.
                scale               north arrow               coordinate system               key/legend               title

* Explain how to use Earth's grid system (latitude and longitude), including knowing the difference between north (+) and south (-) latitude, east (+) and west (-) longitude, use of degrees, minutes, and seconds, where zero latitude and zero longitude are, and what the highest latitudes and longitudes are.  (See p. 684-5 in your textbook.)

* Define earthquake

* Tell how earthquakes are measured using seismographs.

* Explain what is expected of you in Homework #4, due one week from today.

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