UD students at Arches National Park, Summer, 2011

Physical Geology Notes by Dale H. Easley

Test dates and link to material:
The Story of the Earth in landscape and portrait pdf format.
Review questions are at the end of the pdf file.

Additional Slides

Course Overview

Course Materials Introductory Resources
Syllabus Transformation, Not Information
The Worldview of the Lion King
Laboratory syllabus addendum Other essays
Weekly in-class laboratories YouTube Video of Simon Sinek on millenials
YouTube Video of Sir Ken Robinson on education
YouTube Video of Daniel Pink on motivation
Extra Credit Opportunities Video on happiness
Marry a geologist
My Philosophy on Teaching Former UD student on changing your mindset

Material for Test 1

Where are we? 
Chapters Links
Overview of Geology
A Snapshot in Time
Seeing links
Video on rock cycle
The Talent Code
YouTube Video on thinking differently
The Geology of Iowa DNR Web site: Geology of Iowa
Driftless Area
Earth Materials Felsic and Mafic material
Geologic Time Antibiotic video
Science and Religion
Before Test 1

Material for Test 2

Where would we like to travel? 
Chapters Links
Plate Tectonics Click on #5 Birth of a Theory
Sketches for plate tectonics
Video on Mt St Helens
Summary video
Louisiana Geology Geology and Jazz Presentation
Igneous Environments Video on igneous rocks
The Seafloor and Continental Margins USGS site on ocean floor and plate tectonics
Mountains, Basins, and Continents
Click on #7 in the Earth Revealed Series

Material for Test 3

What are the hazards if we move?  
Chapters Links
Risk and Earthquakes Earthquakes in the Mississippi River Valley
Natural Disasters
Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards
1985 Colombian mudslide
USGS Web Site: Living with Volcanoes
Shorelines, Glaciers, and Changing Sea Level Hurricane Katrina
Rivers and Streams Video: Fatal Flood
USGS Floods of the 20th century
Major rivers

Material for Test 4

How should we live?  
Chapters Links
Water Resources
Ghost Map video
Energy Resources Lake Peigneur video
Coal story
Climate, Weather, and Their Influences on Geology
Global Warming
National Geographic video explaining climate change
Photo evidence of climate change
Weathering and Soils
Pigs of Haiti

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