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Weekly Learning Objectives and Study Questions

The documents below include learning objectives and study questions for each week's lesson as well as any supporting documents for a given week. If you understand the facts and ideas that underlie the study questions you will be well prepared for our in-class activities and exams. Because these documents are PDF files you will need to have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) on your computer to read them.

Learning Objectives and Study Questions

Supporting Documents

Chapter 1: Earth-Sun-Moon relationships and maps  
Chapter 2: Solar radiation and Earth's energy budget  
Chapter 3: Air temperature and global warming  
Chapter 4: Atmospheric pressure, winds and ocean currents  
Chapter 5: Atmospheric water and weather  
Chapter 6: Water resources  
Chapter 7: Climate systems and climate change Köppen Climate Classification
Chapters 8: Earth's structure, composition and dynamics  
Chapter 9: Plate tectonics, seismicity and volcanism  
Chapter 10: Weathering, karst and mass movement  
Chapter 11: Rivers and fluvial landforms  
Chapter 12: Wind processes and desert landforms  
Chapter 13: Oceans and coastal processes  
Chapter 14 Glacial and periglacial landscapes  
Chapter 15: Soils  
Chapter 16: Ecosystems and biomes  

Online Assignments

Each assignment below is an online exercise from the Virtual Courseware project.

Online Assignment

Date Assigned

Date Due

Assignment 1: Global Warming—Energy Budget Model class code: xxxxx tba tba
Assignment 2: Earthquake! class code: xxxxx tba tba

Writing Assignments

Each assignment below is linked to instructions for a part of the larger writing assignment. The instruction page includes examples, grading rubrics and links to the articles themselves.

Writing Assignment

Date Assigned

Date Due

Assignment 1: Outline of article tba tba
Assignment 2: Abstract of article tba tba
Assignment 3: Revised abstract tba tba