of Earth Science |Northeastern
TO EARTH SCIENCE
By the end of
today's class, you should be able to do the
* Review: Describe the direction of movement at each of the three
of plate boundaries.
Review: List and describe the geologic features you would find at each
of the types of plate boundaries. Use sketches to illustrate
each type, and give real-world examples of each.
* Continue constructing your map of plate boundaries by adding the
convergent zones. Be sure to distinguish among boundaries with
continental-continental, continental-oceanic, and oceanic-oceanic
plates. The base
map we are using can be found at this link. To figure out
where boundaries are, see the map in your textbook p. 224-5 or online
information about plate tectonics.
* Examine plate movements throughout earth history by looking at
animations online. To find animations, google "plate tectonics"
and "animations". The first hit there, in particular (from the
Univ of California at Berkeley), has a nice Quicktime movie of plate
movements through the last 750 million years of Earth history.
Take a look at other sites you find, as well, to see different ways of
portraying how Earth has looked through time.
* Explain the difference between rocks and minerals.
* Demonstrate how to use mineral testing tools to explore the
properties of hand samples of minerals.
* List and describe at least five mineral properties, and select a few
hand samples that exemplify each property.
* Use a mineral key to associate names of five minerals with their
© 2007 Laura L. Sanders. Last updated
January 22, 2007.