Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 340
Spring, 2007

Homework Assignments                                                                         Dr. Sanders

Due February 1, 2007: Measure in the laboratory the soil moisture content of a sample of soil.

Due February 20, 2007: Do Practice Problems 4.2 and 4.3 in the textbook on p. 113-114.  Use the method of solving that is based on soil phase diagrams.

Due February 22, 2007: Derive Equation 4.28 in the groups assigned in class on Feb. 20.

Due March 1, 2007: Complete problems 4.2, 4.3, 4.6, and 4.7 on pages 113-114 of the textbook. 

Student Presentations on ASTM methods:  Due on various dates; check the syllabus.  Plan to take about 15-20 minutes of class time.  Your task is to help your classmates understand the method so they can use it in a simplified, streamlined set of steps.  Use any presentation method you like--demonstration using lab materials and soil samples, small group discussion, case studies, handouts, slides, Powerpoint, video...whatever you feel will be most effective at conveying the information.  If you need help with finding lab materials and equipment, contact Lab Manager Pete Fortsas at 773-442-6065 or .  If you would like the other students to read something in the textbook before your presentation day, please have information on the reading prepared in advance.  If you have questions, feel free to e-mail, call, or stop by for advice.

Various parts with different target completion dates: Geotechnical Project

© 2007 Laura L. Sanders.  Last updated April 5, 2007.