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Weekly Lessons

Each of the documents below includes learning objectives and study questions for that week's lesson. If you understand the facts and ideas that underlie the questions you will be well prepared for our in-class activities and exams. Because these documents are PDF files you will need to install a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer to view them.

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Supporting Documents

Chapter 1: Earth's origin and plate tectonics 24-Aug  
Chapter 2: Minerals: compositions, structures and properties 2-Sep  
Chapter 3: Igneous rocks and processes 9-Sep  
Chapter 4: Volcanoes and volcanic processes 16-Sep  
Chapter 5: Physical and chemical weathering 23-Sep  
Chapter 6: Sedimentary rocks and processes 30-Sep  
Chapter 7: Metamorphic rocks and processes 7-Oct  
Chapter 8: Relative and absolute geologic time 14-Oct  
Chapter 9: Rock deformation and geologic structures 21-Oct  
Chapters 10 and 11: Earthquakes and Earth's interior 30-Oct  
Chapters 12 and 13: Plate tectonics and continental structure 11-Nov  
Chapter 14: Mass movements 18-Nov  
Chapter 15: Streams 25-Nov  
Chapter 16: Groundwater 3-Dec  
Chapter 17: Glaciers and ice ages 10-Dec  
Chapter 18: Deserts and the geologic work of the wind 18-Dec  
Chapter 19: Shorelines and coastal processes 18-Dec  

Online Assignments

Each assignment below is an online exercise from the Virtual Courseware project.

Online assignments

Date assigned

Date due

Assignment 1: Rb-Sr isochron 4-Oct-2013 9-Oct-2013
Assignment 2: Virtual River—Discharge 13-Nov-2013 22-Nov-2013

Writing Assignments

Each assignment below is linked to instructions for a part of the larger writing assignment. The instruction page includes examples, grading rubrics, and links to the articles themselves.

Writing assignments

Date assigned

Date due

Assignment 1: Outline of article 6-Nov-2013 13-Nov-2013
Assignment 2: Abstract of article 27-Nov-2013 4-Dec-2013
Assignment 3: Revised abstract 14-Dec-2013

19-Dec-2013