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Physical Geology Class, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

The powerpoints and lab exercises are only for the use of teachers and students who use the textbook, "Physical Geology" by Plummer and others (McGraw Hill) or "Exploring Geology" by Reynolds and others (McGraw Hill) and the lab manual "Exercises in Physical Geology" by Hamblin & Howard (Pearson - Prentice Hall). Use by any others is prohibited.

Approximate GLG 101 Schedule - Spring 2012

Day

Date

LectureTopic

Chapter

Lab Excercise

Tue.

Jan. 17

Introduction ppt

Syllabus

U.S. Bureau of Mines (now U.S. Geological Survey) Movie: Out of the Rock

 

1

Receipt of Syllabus
Topographic map exercise

topo map symbols

topo map instructions

Tucson North topo map

Thur.

Jan. 19

Minerals, Atoms lecture ppt

Minerals lecture questions

Movie: Gifts from the Earth (Annenberg Foundation)

2, handout

Mineral Identification lab

Mineral Lab Information

Mineral Lab photos

Mineral characteristics ppt

Mineral ID lab lecture ppt

 

Tue.

Jan. 24

Minerals - continued from above

2

Mineral Identification lab - continued from above

Thur.

Jan. 26

 Minerals continued

 1, 2

Minerals Exam

Volcanoes movie: National Geographic Nature's Inferno

Tue.

Jan. 31

Volcano ppt

volcano lecture questions

3

Igneous Rock I.D. lab

igneous rock lab ppt

igneous rock lab info

igneous rock photos

Thur.

Feb. 1

Igneous Rocks ppt

Igneous rock Lecture questions

4

Volcanoes lab exercise

Volcanoes Google Earth lab

Tue.

Feb. 7

Igneous Rock Exam

4, 5

Thur.

Feb. 9

Weathering & Soil lecture questions

Weathering & Soils ppt

Sedimentary Rocks ppt

Sedimentary Rocks lecture questions

5, 6

 

Sedimentary Rock I.D. lab

Sedimentary Rock photos

Tue.

Feb. 14

Metamorphic Rocks lecture questions

Metamorphic Rocks ppt

7

Metamorphic Rock I.D. lab

Metamorphic Rock photos

Thur.

Feb. 16

Sed. & Metamorphic Rock Exam

Nova movie: Origins, part 1

8

Geol. History Arizona ppt

Geologic History Arizona preprint

Tue.

Feb. 21

Geologic Time lecture questions

Geologic Time ppt

6, 7

Grand Canyon Google Earth lab

Grand Canyon photo 1

Grand Canyon photo 2

Grand Canyon google earth photo

Grand Canyon relative dating lab

Thur.

Feb. 23

Rodeo vacation

 

 

Tue.

Feb. 28

Mid-term Exam

1-8

Landslides movie

Thur. Mar. 1

Mass Movement ppt

Mass movement lecture notes

Sabino Canyon debris flows ppt

9

Landslide air photo Exercise

Landslides lab photos

 

Sat.

Sun.

Mar. 3

Mar. 4

Mission Mine Tour

A Mountain field trip

 

field trip guide

A Mountain field trip report

Tue.

Mar. 6

Rivers lecture notes

Floods movie

Rivers lecture ppt

10

River Lab

Rivers Google Earth lab

Rivers discharge flow lab

Thur.

Mar. 8

Groundwater lecture notes

Groundwater lecture ppt

Kartchner Cavern movie

11

Groundwater contouring lab

Groundwater pollution lab

 

week

Mar. 12-18

Spring Break

 

 

Tue.

Mar. 20

Glaciers lecture notes

Glaciers lecture ppt

12

Glaciers air photo lab

Glaciers air photos ppt

Glaciers Google Earth lab

Glaciers ice melt worksheet

Thur.

Mar. 22

Deserts lecture notes

Deserts lecture ppt

13

Dunes air photo lab

Dunes Google Earth lab

Dunes air photos

Tue.

Mar. 27

Coasts lecture notes

Coasts lecture ppt

Movie: Blue Planet

14

Coasts air photo lab

Rocky Coasts Google Earth lab

Sandy Coasts Google Earth lab

Thur. Mar. 29 Climate Change in Arizona Through Geologic History  

movie: Great Global Warming Swindle

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5576670191369613647#docid=-1687860831603969288

If the link doesn't work, do a Google search on the movie title and select the 1 hr 15 minute download the video.

review for second exam

Tue.

Apr. 3

Second Exam

 

Tsunami movie

Thur.

Apr. 5

Structures lecture notes

Structures ppt

16

Arizona geologic map Lab

movie: Deadliest Earthquakes

Tue.

Apr. 10

Earthquakes lecture notes

Earthquakes lecture ppt

15

movie: Locating earthquakes

Locating Earthquakes lab

Thur.

Apr. 12

Earth's Interior lecture questions

Earth's Interior ppt

17

movie: Tsunami

Tue.

Apr. 17

Plate Tectonics lecture notes

Plate Tectonics ppt

18

movie: Living Machine - Annenberg

Plate Tectonics Excercise, lab 1

Thur.

Apr. 19

Plate Tectonics (continued from above)

19

Plate Tectonics Lab, name features

Plate Tectonics Lab 2 Hawaii, San Andreas

Tue.

Apr. 24

Mineral Resources lecture questions

Mineral Resources ppt

Mine to Me: How Copper Ore becomes Copper Wire

21

movie: Gold Mine in the Sky - Ertsberg-Grasberg Super Sturcures

movie: Copper Connection

movie: Bingham Canyon mine

Bingham Google Earth exercise

Thur.

Apr. 26

Presentations

Handout

Presentations

Tue.

May 1

Presentations

 

Presentations

Thur.

May 3

Energy Resources lecture notes

Energy Resources ppt

21 

Fossil Fuels Lab worksheet

movies: Coal or Not in my Backyard or Fossil Fuels

Tue. May 8

Presentations (cont.)

Review for Final Exam

 

Geologic Hazards lab

Find the answers in DTE-13 A Home Buyer's Guide to Geologic Hazards in Arizona, by R.C. Harris and P.A. Pearthree, 2002, 36 p. $8.95 from Arizona Geological Survey, Tucson www.azgs.az.gov

Wed.

May 10

FINAL EXAM

 

 

 

 

last updated February 27, 2012