Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 337
Fall, 2005

Homework #1                                                                                                             Sanders

Part I:  This portion of the homework should be turned in before you leave class today.  It is not essential that you complete it during the class period, but try to get as far as you can.

First, assign the team roles as described in the Teams handout.

On the course website, find the page that tells "What you should bring to this course".  You'll find it linked to one of the colored boxes on the syllabus.  Print out the list.  As a team, work through the list.  Everyone should help everyone else review the material and make sure that everyone feels comfortable with at least most of the items on the list.  Rock and mineral samples and topographic maps are available in the classroom.  Check off the items as you go along.  As you work, make a note by each item in the list that tells whether your group as a whole feels

    1 - very comfortable with the skill,
    2 - moderately comfortable, or
    3 - not at all comfortable.

Turn in the annotated list before you leave class today.

Part II: This portion of the homework should be turned in at the beginning of class on Wednesday, September 7, 2005.  Don't forget: hand in only one copy per group, and include only the names of people who contributed.

v Do Problems 1, 5, 6, 7, and 8 at the end of Chapter 1 of the Fetter textbook (p. 22).

v On page 17 of the Fetter textbook, you will find a list of journals that publish research about hydrogeology.  Visit Northeastern's Ronald Williams library, walk around the stacks on the second floor, and see how many of these journals our library carries.  List their titles.

<>v As you walk around the second floor of the library, look for other journals that focus on publishing research articles about hydrogeology, hydrology, water science, or environmental science.  Find eight journals that are not listed on p. 17, but that fit this description.  Give their titles.  Please note: do not list journals that deal with general geology.  Look for those that specifically focus on hydro topics.  

© 2005 Laura L. Sanders.  Last updated August 29, 2005.