SECTION III: The Hydrosphere
Week 14,  5.1 Surface Processes - Assignment 11
                   5.2. Landform Study
 
 



Reading Assignment:  Chapter 13
Landform Study


Unit (Chapter) Plan:
Contents 
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Activities 
(things you must do)
Abilities Acquired
(what you learned)

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Contents (course topics):

The Unknown Interior
Geographers Focus on the Surface
Composition of the Crust
    Igneous Rocks
    Sedimentary Rocks
    Metamorphic Rocks
    Relative Frequency of Rock Classes
Some Critical Concepts
    Basic Terms
    Uniformitarianism
    Geologic Time
The Study of Landforms
Internal and External Geomorphic Processes
The Question of Scale
The Pursuit of Pattern
Focus:
    Common Rock-Forming Minerals
    An Example of Scale
 

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Activities (things you must do):
Read Chapter 13 of your textbook
 
Abilities Acquired (what you learned):

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
1.- List four  main types of erosion processes.
2.-  List in order the layers of the Earth,  considering the Earth from the atmosphere to the center.
3.- Give the deepest penetration by humans into the Earth's crust is a drill core.
4.- Identify the igneous rocks which were deposited on the surface and then cooled.
5.- List our attributes of a mineral.
6.- Sedimentary rocks are the most common bedrock on the continents ; give the percent they comprise of the continental surface.
7.- Name the most widely distributed type of metamorphic rock.
8.-  Identify the viewpoint that past processes are the same as the present ones which created our present land surface.
9.- Name the inner segment of the Earth which is rigid, dense and solid and lies directly beneath the Moho.
10.- Give the name assigned to the banding characteristic of metamorphic rocks.
11.- Give the name assigned to a limestone when it is subjected to metamorphism.
12.- State the relation between the formation of igneous rocks, and  large crystal size.
13.- Name the two chemical elements that are thought to comprise significant portions of Earth's inner and outer cores.
14.- Identify the rock type which results from metamorphosed shale.
15.- Name the sedimentary rock formed mechanically from fine silt and clay particles.
16.- State where the "plates" in plate tectonics are located.
17.- Name the earliest Era in the Geologic time scale.
18.- Identify the thickest of Earth's interior layers.
19.- Name the geologic period of which the Pleistocene is a part of.
20.- Identify the most recent Era on the Earth.
21.- List four igneous intrusive rocks.
22.- Give the name given to crustal movements of various kinds in the Earth's crust.
23.- Give the present estimate of the Earth's age.
24.- Name the name sometimes given to the crust and upper mantle together.
25.- Give the name referred to the altitudinal difference between the highest and lowest points in an area.
 

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