Objectives 1
Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 337
Spring, 2009

Daily Objectives #1 (January 13, 2009)                                        Dr. Sanders

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

v Write the full names of at least two of your classmates.

v On the web, find the course home page, outline of topics, course requirements, homework assignments, and daily objectives.

Explain what will be required of you in this course. 

Describe the purpose and function of a rain barrel, and make quantitative calculations to estimate how a rain barrel is involved in the water budget of a residential property in Chicago.  Information appears in this PowerPoint presentation (5.2MB).

Work in a team to complete today's assignment, due by the beginning of next class: collect all the information you need and make all the calculations required to answer questions on the slides with white backgrounds (see the homework page for more info).  You must complete this assignment by Thursday's class and bring it to class; we will work with it in class (it will not be handed in yet, so need not be in a finalized format).  

v It's been a long break; do you remember everything you learned last semester?  Maybe you haven't taken an Earth Science course in quite awhile.  Everyone comes to this course with a different level of understanding and experience.  To help bring us all to a common level of understanding, in a group, review "What you should bring to this course"

Department of Earth Science | Northeastern Illinois University

2009 Laura L. Sanders.  Last updated January 13, 2009.