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Geology 1403 - Independent Study Spring 2003

Quick links to Internet and library support of the curriculum

  1. Introduction to Geology[Unit 1:I]
  2. Minerals [Unit 1:II]
  3. Igneous Rocks [Unit 1:III]
  4. Sedimentary Rocks[Unit 2:I]
  5. Metamorphic Rocks[Unit 2:II]
  6. Geologic Time[Unit 2:III]
  7. Structures[Unit 3:I]
  8. Earthquakes[Unit 3:II]
  9. Earth's Interior[Unit 3:III]
  10. Seafloor[Unit 4:I]
  11. Plate Tectonics[Unit 4:II]
  12. Mountain Building[Unit 4:III]

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Introduction to Geology

Library Video #101 Down to Earth
Library Video #102 The Restless Planet
Supplement: Welcome to the Planets
http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/   Click on Earth to see satellite photos of the Earth from NASA.
Supplement: Building the Digital Earth
http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/ GEOID (GEOscience Interactive Databases) is a GIS based database system with menu-driven data manipulation, search, and plotting tools designed for earth scientists' use in research and education.

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Minerals

Library Video #112 Minerals
The Image.com
http://www.theimage.com Property values and pictures of minerals and gems
Supplement: Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection
http://galaxy.einet.net/images/gems/gems-icons.html Pictures from this famous collection http://www.cobweb.net/~bug2/rock4.htm   Rock Doctor explains what a mineral is.
 

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Igneous Rocks

Library Video #113 Volcanism
Library Video #114 Intrusive Igneous Rocks
Supplement: Igneous Rocks Tour
http://seis.natsci.csulb.edu/basicgeo/IGNEOUS_TOUR.html Learn about igneous rocks using images of rock samples from Cal State U at Long Beach.
Supplement: Volcano World Movie Clips
http://www.cobweb.net/~bug2/rock3.htm Rock Doctor talks about igneous rocks.
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov USGS volcano site.

 

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Sedimentary Rocks

Library Video #115 Weathering
Library Video #117 Sedimentary Rocks
Supplement: The Rock Cycle
http://www.science.ubc.ca/~geol202/rock_cycle/rockcycle.html From the University of British Columbia, learn about the rock cycle.
http://www.cobweb.net/~bug2/rock2.htm Rock Doctor talks about sedimentary rocks.
 

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Metamorphic Rocks

Library Video #118 Metamorphic Rocks
http://www.cobweb.net/~bug2/rock5.htm Rock Doctor talks about, you guessed it, metamorphic rocks.

 

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Geologic Time

Library Video #110 Geologic Time
SupplementGeologic Time Machine
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/timeform.html   From Berkeley, see a  schematic representation of geologic time.
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibit/geology.html   A discussion of Geologic Time from Paleontology Without Walls
http://www.sciencecourseware.com/VirtualDating/ Interactive exercise about Geologic Time.  Learn how geologists and archeologists determine the ages of rocks and ancient artifacts.

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Structures

Library Video #108 Earth's Structures
Every Place Has its Faults
http://www.tinynet.com/faults.html Animated illustrations of the various kinds of faults.
Supplement: Virtual Field Trips
http://college.hmco.com/geology/resources/geologylink/fieldtrips.html  Select a country and view its geological structures.

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Earthquakes

Library Video #109 Earthquakes

National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering
http://eerc.berkeley.edu/ See what is being done to prevent loss of lives and property.
Supplement: Virtual Earthquake
http://www.sciencecourseware.com/eec/Earthquake/ Get a certificate completion: Virtual Seismologist
Supplement: National Earthquake Information Center
http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/  Earthquake activity all over the world.

 
 

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Earth's Interior

Library Video #103 Earth's Interiors
Supplement: Earth's Interior
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/interior/ From the U. S. Geological Survey, see a cross section of the earth's interior.

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Seafloor

Library Video #104 The Sea Floor
NOAA National Data Center
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/   See Crustal Age for images of the ocean floor
http://marine.usgs.gov/fact-sheets/fs172-97/mapping.html Sea Floor Maps
 
 
 

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Plate Tectonics

Library Video #105 Birth of a Theory
Library Video #106 Plate Dynamics
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.html A U. S. Geological Survey online book
Supplement: Plate Tectonics
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/geology/tectonics.html Overview of the history of plate tectonics with videos of various stages of earth's history . A must see! Plate Tectonics animations.

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Mountain Building

Library Video #107 Mountain Building and the Growth of the Continents
Supplement: Rocky Mountain Geology
http://www.mountainnature.com/Geology/ Three stages of mountain growth: sedimentation/deposition; uplift; and sculpting. Includes a searchable database of various kinds of landforms.

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Assignment Guide: Geology 1403 Spring 2003

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Updated: Feb. 13, 2003