Geology 8T: Earth Science Lab for Teachers

 



Lab Schedule - Fall 2015

LAB NOTES

Click on the topic in the table below to find about that week's lab activities. Additional background information about each activity can be found in your lab manual, or will be given to you in class. If you need any extra information about a topic covered in this class, feel free to look in any Earth Science text (QE28 section of the library if you don't own a text anymore), do an on-line search, or e-mail me.

QUIZZES

Click on the quiz enumerated in the table below for information about each quiz (links will be activated at least one week before each quiz). If you miss class, you must contact me PRIOR to the next class period if you wish to make up the quiz (otherwise, you will get a zero for the quiz).

MISSING CLASS

Remember, if you miss class, you still have to do the assignment and take the quiz for that week BEFORE the next class period. Contact me (bjmunn@csus.edu) if you have concerns or questions or extenuating circumstances that prevent you from completing the work in this class on time.

 
Week Topic (click for lab notes) Activities Quizzes (click for quiz info)

1
Sep 4

Scientific Inquiry
p.1-3 (and class handouts)

Toy Float

 

2
Sep 11

Mineral Properties
p.10-30

Toothpaste
Exploring Mineral Properties
Recognizing Cleavage
Mineral Identification Chart

 
3
Sep 18

Earth Resources
p.31-48

Resource Scavenger Hunt
Introducing Rocks
Sedimentary Rock Stories

Quiz 1: Density Ideas
(link activated 1 week prior to quiz)

4
Sep 25
Rocks
p.44-57

Carla Calcite (not in manual)
Gallery Walk of Rocks

Quiz 2: MInerals
(link activated 1 week prior to quiz)
5
Oct 2
Weathering
p.58-80

Weathering Processes
Weathering Assessment: Odd One Out
Tombstone Detectives

Quiz 3: Earth Resources
(link activated 1 week prior to quiz)
6
Oct 9
Streams
p.81-91
Making Sense of Stream Processes No quiz today
7
Oct 16
Levees
p.92-105

Living With Streams: Engineer and Build Your Own Levee

No quiz today
8
Oct 23

Plate Tectonics
p.135-153

Investigating Tsunami
Plate Tectonics Card Sort
Plate Tectonic Machines

Quiz 4: Streams
(link activated 1 week prior to quiz)

9
Oct 30

Volcanic Hazards
p.154-165

Volcanoes and Eruption Types
Long Valley Analysis

No quiz today

10
Nov 6

Geologic Time
p.166-173

Relative Time
Deep Time

Quiz 5: Plate Tectonics
(link activated 1 week prior to quiz)

11
Nov 13

Fluid Circulation
p.174-189
Density Currents
Convection

Quiz 6: Volcanic Eruptions & Volcanic Hazards
(link activated 1 week prior to quiz)

12
Nov 2
0

Earth-Sun Relationship
p.190-205

Thermal Energy at Earth's Surface
Solar Heating and the Angle of Sunlight

Quiz 7: Geologic Time
(link activated 1 week prior to quiz)
Nov 27                     No Classes Thanksgiving Break

13
Dec 4

Weather and Wind
p.206-216

Atmospheric Pressure and Wind
Air Pressure - Clouds or Fair Skies?

Quiz 8: Fluid Circulation
(link activated 1 week prior to quiz)

14
Dec 11

More about the Weather
p.217-222
Understanding Fronts (not in manual)
Weather Data & Weather Prediction
Hurricanes
Quiz 9: Solar Heating
(link activated 1 week prior to quiz)


This lab does not meet during the final exam period

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