Geology 12 - Historical Geology
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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 2
Recognizing and interpreting rocks
Rock chart

1&2

Sept 9
Sept 16
Sept 23

Plate Tectonics chart here

none

Sept 30

QUIZ (2 questions from Exam link below)

Plate tectonics: interpreting data

7
Oct 7

Tectonic Basins: interpreting ancient plate boundaries from rock data

Web reading

Oct 14

EXAM

Origin of Solar System video link here


6



TBA
Oct 18?

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

Point Reyes field guide



none

Oct 21
Oct 28

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

10, 11

Nov 4

Appalachians through Paleozoic: group project

12, 13 

Nov 11
Appalachians through Mesozoic: group project

none

Nov 18

Paleozoic/Mesozoic Craton

none
Nov 25

none
Dec 2

14, 15
3, 9


Dec 9

Marine & Terrestrial Life

History of Life

Dec 16
FINAL EXAM 10:15 AM  Bring your North American History chart