GEOLOGY 4110
Advanced Earth Science for Teachers


Spring 2012




 

2008 Advanced Earth Science for Teachers Class Field Trip

 

2008 Class Photo
       
Index
 

1) Plate Tectonics I, 2) Plate Tectonics II, 3) Igneous Rocks, 4) Sedimentary Rocks, 5) Metamorphic Rocks, 6) Structural Geology, 7) Geochronology, 8) Precambrian, 9) Phanerozoic, 10) Quaternary, 11)Water Resources 12) Debate, 13) Mineral Resources, 14) Recycling; Field Trip, Final Report

2012 Syllabus
Describes class logistics, grading, exams, homework, field trip and lecture schedule
Course Objectives
Describes objective of the course, subtitled "Creating Storytellers and Stewards"
 
LEARNING THE LANGUAGE
Week 1 (1/25) Course Introduction / Plate Tectonics (Part 1)
Exercise Handout
pdf
Describes in-class activities and homework exercise
Plate Boundary Map
pdf
Transparencies for in-class activity
Earthquake Map
pdf
11x17" print outs supplied for in-class activity
Volcano Map
pdf
11x17" print outs supplied for in-class activity
Seafloor Age Map
11x17" print outs supplied for in-class activity
Crustal Age Map
jpeg
8.5x11" print outs supplied for in-class activity
Topography Map
11x17" print outs supplied for in-class activity
Boundary Legend
Transparencies for in-class activity
Discovering Plate Bndry I
Part 1 teacher's guide by Dale Sawyer
Discovering Plate Bndry II
Part 2 teacher's guide by Dale Sawyer
Webography
Annotated bibliography of plate tectonic websites
     
Week 2 (2/1) Plate Tectonics (Part 2)
Exercise Handout
pdf
Describes in-class activities and homework exercise
Plate Bndry Map +legend
pdf
Paper map for homework exercise
Plate Legend
Transparencies for in-class activity
Earthquake Table
pdf
Table for homework exercise
Plate Tectonics
Powerpoint presentation summarizing plate tectonic theory
     
Week 3 (2/8) Igneous Rocks
Exercise Handout
pdf
Describes in-class activities and homework exercise
Primer on Igneous Rocks
pdf
Overview of classification, terminology, and processes applied to igneous rocks
Volcano Table
pdf
Table for homework exercise
Igneous Rocks
PPT Powerpoint presentation on Igneous Rocks
Rock Cycle Game
AI Adobe Illustrator file on a fun way to learn the Rock Cycle
     
Week 4 (2/15) Sedimentary Rocks
Exercise handout
pdf
Describes in-class activities and homework exercise
Primer on Sedimentary Rocks
pdf
Overview of classification, terminology, and processes applied to sedimentary rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Powerpoint presentation on Sedimentary Rocks
 
 
Week 5 (2/22) Metamorphic Rocks
Exercise Handout
pdf
Describes in-class activities and homework exercise
Primer on Metamorphic Rocks
Overview of classification, terminology, and processes applied to metamorphic rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
PPT
Powerpoint presentation on Metamorphic Rocks
 
 
Week 6 (2/29) Structural Geology and Geologic Maps
Exercise Handout
 
pdf
In-class and homework exercise on geologic structures and map patterns
Structural Geology
  Powerpoint presentation on structural geology and geologic map patterns
   
Week 7 (3/7) SNOWDAY - SCHOOL CANCELLED
       
SPRING BREAK      
TELLING THE STORY
Week 8 (3/21) Precambrian Geology of Minnesota
Exercise Handout
 
pdf
Describes in-class activities and homework exercise
Precambrian of MN
Powerpoint presentation on the Precambrian Geology of MN
MN Geology for Teachers pdf 1995 MGS-DNR publication "Geology of Minnesota - A Guide for Teachers"
MN at a Glance-PreC
MN Geol Survey publication on the Precambrian Geology of MN
MN at a Glance-Rocks pdf MN Geol Survey publication on Common Rocks in Minnesota
Geologic Map of MN pdf 2000 version of geologic map of Minnesota (MGS M-20 publication)
Rock Story Midterm
describes midterm exercise on five rock stories
     
Week 9 (3/28) Geologic Time
Exercise Handout
 
pdf
Describes in-class activity on interpreting geologic time in geologic block diagrams
Geologic Time
  Powerpoint presentation on the Interpreting Relative and Absolute Geologic Time
       
Week 10 (4/4)   Phanerozoic Geology of Minnesota
Exercise Handout
 
pdf
Describes in-class activity on the "layer cake geology of southern Minnesota
Phanerozoic of MN
  Powerpoint presentation on the Phanerozoic Geology of MN
MN at a Glance- Paleo
 
pdf
MN Geol Survey publication on the Paleozoic Geol of SE MN
MN at a Glance - Fossils
 
pdf
MN Geol Survey publication on Fossil Hunting in the Twin Cities
   
Week 11 (4/11) Quaternary Geology of Minnesota
Exercise Handout
 
pdf

Describes in class activity on the 3D map of MN and homework exercises on surficial geologic maps

Surficial Maps
  PopeWash Surficial geologic maps of Pope and Washington Counties for homework exercise
Quaternary of MN
  Powerpoint presentation on the Quaternary (Glacial) Geology of MN
MN at a Glance - Glacial
  MN Geol Survey publication on the Glacial Geol of MN
       
STEWARDING RESOURCES
Week 12 (4/11) Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Meeting
  Rock Stories Mid-term Due
Week 13 (4/25) Mineral Resources
Exercise Handout
 
pdf
Describes in class/homework activity of making a CFL light bulb factory
Mineral Resources
  PPT Powerpoint presentation on Stewardship of MN Mineral Resources
       
Week 14 (5/2) Water Resources
Exercise Handout
  pdf Describes in-class activity of measuing porosity and permeability; water quiz
Water Resources
  PPT Powerpoint presentations on the water cycle and groundwater
Field Trip (5/6) Field Trip on the Geology of the Duluth Area
   

Lesson Plan Final Report

DUE FRIDAY MAY 11, 2012
Final Lesson Plan Instructions   Describes elements to be included in final lesson plan
Final Lesson Plan Examples  
pdf
Gives examples of some lessson plan elements
Final Lesson Grading Rubric   Indicates how the final lesson plan will be graded
2009 K-12 Academic Standards in Science  
pdf
MN Department of Education approved science standards required as of the 2010-11 academic school year