California State University, Sacramento
Week 5: Weathering, Exam #1
Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:
Discuss the difference between chemical weathering and mechanical weathering
Distinguish between weathering, erosion and transportation
Give examples or discuss of each type of mechanical weathering: frost action, pressure release, plant growth, burrowing, thermal cycling
Discuss and give examples of common reactions that cause chemical weathering: oxidation, acid dissolution
Describe how feldspars and ferromagnesian minerals react differently with chemical weathering
Be familiar with soil forming processes
Draw and label a typical soil profile
Review for the test You should use several tools to review for the test:
1) Go over your notes
2) Repeat step #1
3) Review chapters in the textbook
4) Take practice quizzes on-line (please don't send them to me unless I assign them!)
5) Use review and summaries at the end of each chapter
6) Make sure you know terms and concepts on the study guide:
Homework for week #5 Study for Exam #1: Review chapter summaries, take practice quizzes, review your notes, read the book!
You may want to do the practice quiz in Chapter 5 (Weathering), but I won't collect it or count the grade.
You will need a scantron form for the test: Scantron #4521
You can get this scantron form at the bookstore. You will need at least 3 of these scantron forms this semester.
From Plummer, Carlson and Hammersley, Physical Geology, 13th edition
Chapter 5- Weathering
Powerpoint graphics used during lectures