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Weekly Lessons

Each of the documents below includes learning objectives and study questions for that week's lesson. If you understand the facts and ideas that underlie the questions you will be well prepared for our in-class activities and exams. Because these documents are PDF files you will need to install a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer to view them.

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Supporting Documents

Chapter 1: Earth's origin, structure and the rock cycle 24-Aug  
Chapter 2: Plate tectonics ---  
Chapter 3: Minerals: compositions, structures and properties ---  
Chapter 4: Igneous rocks and intrusive processes ---  
Chapter 5: Volcanoes and volcanic processes ---  
Chapter 6: Weathering and soils ---  
Chapter 7: Sedimentary rocks and processes ---  
Chapter 8: Metamorphic rocks and processes ---  
Chapter 9: Relative and absolute geologic time ---  
Chapter 10: Rock deformation and geologic structures ---  
Chapters 10 and 11: Earthquakes and Earth's interior ---  
Chapter 14: Mass movements ---  
Chapter 15: Streams ---  
Chapter 16: Groundwater ---  
Chapter 17: Glaciers and ice ages ---  
Chapter 18: Deserts and the geologic work of the wind ---  
Chapter 19: Shorelines and coastal processes ---  

Online Assignments

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

Online assignments

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Date due

Assignment 1: Rb-Sr isochron --- ---
Assignment 2: Virtual River—Discharge --- ---

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 assignments

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