Geology 12 - Historical Geology
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Geology 12 Schedule

For people who don't have the right prereq or need a review of rocks, please read these websites:
http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/inside-the-earth/rocks-article/
http://geology.com/rocks/igneous-rocks.shtml
http://geology.com/rocks/sedimentary-rocks.shtml
http://geology.com/rocks/metamorphic-rocks.shtml

Just for you: the Geologic Time Song.

Week of
Topic
Chapter
Jan 27
Recognizing and interpreting rocks
Rock chart

1&2

Feb 3
Feb 10
Feb 17

Plate Tectonics chart here

7

Feb 24

QUIZ (2 questions from first Exam)

Plate tectonics & Tectonic Basins

Web reading
Mar 3

Origin of Solar System video link here

6

Mar 10


8



Mar 14

FIELD TRIP Meet at big parking garage at 8am
Rocklin field guide

Point Reyes field guide



none
Mar 17

Western Cordillera & craton: group project
Project instructions, Individual chart due end of semester


10, 11
Mar 24
SPRING BREAK
TAKE NAPS
Mar 31
Appalachians through Mesozoic: group project

12, 13 

Apr 7

Appalachians through Paleozoic: group project

none

Apr 14
Paleozoic/Mesozoic Craton
14, 15
Apr 21

EXAM


Apr 28

Cenozoic, Western Cordillera

North American History Powerpoint - through Mesozoic

Mesozoic-Cenozoic

Cordillera animations link

none
May 5

May 12

Marine & Terrestrial Life

History of Life

May 19
FINAL EXAM 10:15 AM  Bring your North American History chart