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Introduction to Geology: Lecture



Study Guides (SG) / Objectives & Vocab (Obj) / Outlines (OL) / Notes / Film Reviews (FR) / Textbook Questions (?)

Ch 2 Atoms, Elements & Minerals - SG / Obj / OL / Notes / FR / ? Ch 3 Igneous Rocks - SG / Obj / Notes / FR / ?
Ch 4 Volcanism & Igneous Rocks - SG / Obj / Notes / FR / ? Ch 5 Weathering & Soil - SG / Obj / OL / Notes / FR / ?
Ch 6 Sedimentary - SG / Obj / OL / Notes / FR / ? Ch 7 Metamorphism - SG / Obj / OL / Notes / FR / ?
Ch 8 Time & Geology - Notes / FR / ? Ch 9 Mass Wasting - SG / Obj / Notes / FR / ?
Ch 10 Streams & Floods - SG / Obj / OL / Notes / FR 1 & 2 / ? Ch 11 Groundwater - SG / Obj / OL / Notes / FR / ?
Ch 12 Glaciers - SG / Obj / FR / ? Ch 13 Deserts & Wind - SG / Obj / Notes / FR / ?
Ch 14 Waves & Beaches - SG / Obj / Notes / FR / ? Ch 15 Geologic Landforms - SG / Obj / Notes / ?
Ch 16 Earthquakes - SG / Obj / Notes / ? Ch 17 Earth's Interior - SG / Obj / Notes / ?
Ch 18 The Sea Floor Ch 19 Plate Tectonics
Ch 20 Earth's Neighbors Ch 21 Earth's Resources - FR



Handy Links

Jeff Simpson's Alternate E-Mail Address Science Division Chair E-Mail Address
jeffrey.m.simpson@paradisevalley.edu - E-Mail Your Professor GLG 101/103 Syllabus
AZ Geologic Survey Fieldnotes AZ Geology Blog
Dr. Birkmann's Notes Chapter Objectives & Vocabulary
Misc. Earth Science Lecture Videos Steven Reynolds' Virtual Geology
Energy 101 w/ Dr. Michael Webber (UT Austin) Slides F.L.O.W. Video (For Love of Water)
Geology in the News: Extra Credit This space for rent.

 


Schedule
Assignments are due at the beginning of the class. No late work is accepted.
Announcements will be posted here.
This schedule will change.

23 - Syllabus Overview - You Tube / The Syllabus & Signature
25 - Ch 2 Lecture: Part 1 - Do this in class tonight.
30 - Ch 2 Film Review: Minerals - Due at beginning of tonight's class. / Ch 2 Lecture: Part 2, Q & A





  1 - Ch 3: Intrusive Rocks / Ch 3 FR: Intrusive Rocks (Due 6 PM today.)
  6 - Ch 3: Intrusive Rocks - Finish / Shorty 2: Eating Dirt (Due 6 PM today.)
  8 - Ch 4: Extrusive Rocks / Ch 4 FR: Volcanic Rocks (Due 6 PM today.)
13 - Ch 4: Extrusive Rocks / Shorty 3: Volcanic Mush
15 - Finish Ch 4: Extrusive Rocks / Turn in Shorty 3 & Ch 4 FR / Review for Exam 1: Ch 2, 3, 4
20 - Ch 5: Weathering & Soil
22 - Exam 1 - To study, review objectives, FRs, shorties, & your notes. A students, complete the study sheets.
27 - Ch 5 FR: Weathering & Soil / Return Exam 1 / Ch 5: Weathering & Soil
29 - Finish Ch 5: Weathering & Soil / Shorty 4: Minamata





  4 - Ch 5: Weathering - Finish / Ch 6 FR: Sed Rocks
  6 - Ch 6: Sedimentary Rocks
11 - Ch 6: Sedimentary Rocks / Shorty 5: Dowsing
13 - Ch 6: Sedimentary Rocks - Finish
18 - Ch 7: Metamorphism / Shorty 6: Navajo Coal Mining
20 - Ch 8: Earth History / Ch 7 FR: Met Rocks
25 - Ch 8: Earth History - Finish / Ch 8 FR: Historical Geology (Warning: This video > 1 hour.) / Review 5, 6, 7 (15 minutes)
27 - Exam 2: Ch 5, 6, 7 - To study, review objectives, FRs, shorties, & your notes. Want to earn an A? Complete the study sheets.





  1 - Return Exam 2 / Ch 9: Mass Wasting / Ch 9 FR: Mass Wasting
  3 - Ch 9: Mass Wasting / Shorty 7: Soil Cowboys
  8 - Ch 10: Streams & Floods / Ch 10 FR: Streams, Part 1
10 - Ch 10: Streams & Floods
15 - Ch 11: Groundwater / Ch 10 FR: Streams, Part 2 / Review 8, 9, 10
17 - Exam 3: Ch 8, 9, 10 / Shorty 9: Rivers
22 - Ch 11: Groundwater - Continued / Ch 11 FR: Groundwater / Return Exam 3
29 - Ch 11: Groundwater - Finish / Shorty 8: Colorado River






  1 - Ch 13: Deserts / FR: Geologic Structures
  6 - Ch 13: Deserts - Finish / Earth: The Operator's Manual (ETOM) - We will watch IN CLASS. / Tragedy of the Commons
  8 - Finish ETOM / Final Review / Turn in Optional Extra Credit: Grazing & Soil (Do both parts for a maximum of 5 points extra credit.)
13 - Comprehensive (Ch 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 13) Final Exam at 5:30 PM. Time Limit: 1:30 / Evaluation

 

 


Orphans - Items We Did Not Get Around To
Ch 14 FR: Waves
Ch 19: Plate Tectonics
Energy & Env. Lab
Sahel Activity
Ch 21: Earth Resources

Films
How the Earth Was Made / Raging Planet / How Much is Earth Worth? / Planet Earth - Fresh Water / Faces of Earth
Poisoned Waters / NOVA: Sinkholes / Gasland