Geology 12 - Historical Geology
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Geology 12 Schedule

For people who don't have the right prereq, 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
Sept 3
Recognizing and interpreting rocks

1&2

Sept 10
Sept 17

Magnetic Time, Interpreting Sedimentary Facies

Environment pictures here

Sept 24

Plate Tectonics chart here

none

Oct 1

QUIZ (2 questions from Exam link below)

Plate tectonics: interpreting data

7
Oct 8

Tectonic Basins: interpreting ancient plate boundaries from rock data

Web reading

Oct 15

EXAM

Origin of Solar System video link here


6



Oct 19

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

Point Reyes field guide



none

Oct 22
Oct 29

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

10, 11

Nov 5

Appalachians through Paleozoic: group project

12, 13 

Nov 12
Appalachians through Mesozoic: group project

none

Nov 19

EXAM

Paleozoic/Mesozoic Craton

none
Nov 26

Cenozoic, Western Cordillera

North American History Powerpoint - through Mesozoic

Mesozoic-Cenozoic

Cordillera animations link

14, 15
Dec 3

Evolution, Origin of Life
Marine Life


3, 9

Dec 10

Terrestrial Life

Extinction - see History of Life ppt

Dec 17
FINAL EXAM 10:15 AM