GEOLOGY 4110
Advanced Earth Science for Teachers


Spring 2013




 

2012 Advanced Earth Science for Teachers
Class Field Trip

 

       
Weekly
Topic
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) SME Meeting, 13) Debate, 14) Mineral Resources, Field Trip, Final Lesson Plan

2013 Syllabus
Describes class logistics, grading, exams, homework, field trip and lecture schedule
Course Objectives
Describes objectives of the course, subtitled "Creating Storytellers and Stewards"
 
LEARNING THE LANGUAGE
Week 1 (1/23) 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 (1/30) 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) Rock Cycle/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 (2/13) 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 (2/20) 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 (2/27) 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 (3/6) Geochronology/Geologic Maps - CLASS CANCELLED
Exercise Handout
pdf
describes in-class and homework exercise on interpreting time on geologic maps
Geochronology & Geologic Maps
  Powerpoint presentation on relative and absolute age dating and time potrayed on geologic maps
MN at a Glance- Time
  pdf MN Geol Survey publication on the geologic time scale in Minnesota
 
TELLING THE STORY
Week 8 (3/13) 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
3/20 Spring Break
Week 9 (3/27)   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 10 (4/3) 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 11 (4/10) 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
4/10

Mid-term Rock Stories Due

Week 12 (4/17) Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Convention, DECC
    pdf Instructions on writing reflections for SME conference visit
Week 13 (4/25) Silica Sand Mining Debate
Handout
pdf
describes ground rule for debate
Week 14 (5/1) 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
Sunday (5/5) Field Trip on the Geology of the Duluth Area
Week 15 (5/8) No Class - Works on Final Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Final Report

DUE Wednesday, MAY 15, 2013
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