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
Sept 1
Recognizing and interpreting rocks
Rock chart

1&2

Sept 8
Sept 15
Sept 22

Plate Tectonics chart here

7

Sept 29

QUIZ (2 questions from first Exam)

Plate tectonics & Tectonic Basins

Web reading
Oct 6

Origin of Solar System video link here

6

Oct 13


8

Oct 18
FIELD TRIP Meet at big parking garage at 8am
Rocklin field guide
none

Oct 20

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


Oct 27

Appalachians through Early Paleozoic: group project


Nov 3
Appalachians through Mesozoic: group project

none

Nov 10

Paleozoic/Mesozoic Craton
EXAM 11/12

none

Nov 17

Cenozoic, Western Cordillera

North American History Powerpoint - through Mesozoic

Cordillera animations link

Nov 24

none
Dec 1

Dec 8

Marine & Terrestrial Life

History of Life

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