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Final Exam Study Guide

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Final Exam Study Guide GCSI 1050

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Final Exam Study Guide
Patrick Getty
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by jasmine.velez on Saturday February 6, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to GCSI 1050 at University of Connecticut taught by Patrick Getty in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 26 views. For similar materials see Geoscience in Geology at University of Connecticut.


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Date Created: 02/06/16
STUDY GUIDE FOR GEOLAB ­ FALL 2015 All students in GeoLab will take a exam within the last hour of the last lab period (we'll  be having a field trip.  This exam is worth 20 points on your final lab grade, so be sure to  give it the time and attention it deserves.  PART 1 of the exam will be a PRACTICUM set of 1­point multiple­choice questions  During this part of the exam, you will physically move every 90 seconds from place to  place, each of which will have a related question. At each station, you will revisit an  object or part of a setup that you have already seen.   In Section 1A, questions 1­22 will  come from the 44 in­lab setups.  In section 1B, questions 23­26 will come from the  questions students wrote regarding Mystery Rocks. You will mark your answers on an  answer sheet, which will be handed in to the TA, in exchange for a second sheet  containing Part 2.     PART 2 of the exam will be a SIT­DOWN written part with two sections.  Section 2A:  Two short­answer questions, each worth 2 points, covering both of  the field trips. In both cases, you will be shown a photo or map and asked to write  a reponse.  Section 2B: One short­essay question worth 5 points, asking you to integrate the  whole course. Each Instructor will write their own prompt regarding this narrative summary of the course, one that mentions every lab by name:  Planet Earth is a colossal Plate Tectonic system of solids, liquids, and gasses. The solid earth is dominated by Minerals & Crystals. The internal tectonic subsystem is powered by geothermal heat. The external subsystem is powered by solar energy, which drives the Water Cycle. Interaction of these subsystems creates Soils & Sediment, which, after transport, creates Soft Rocks. These sedimentary rocks host Fossils, which record the co-evolution of earth and life through time. Additionally, the landscapes we live on and interact with also contain clues to how the earth works and what its history has been. All landscapes manifest the interaction of Crustal Processes from below and Surface Processes from above. Human Impact on the planet is increasing, with special concerns about Climate Change. Grading Rubric:  Part I ­ Lab Setups and Mystery Rocks.  1 point each for 26 points. Answers are  right or wrong.  Part II Section A ­ Field Trip Images. 2 points possible for each, for a total of 4.   Points are assigned against these statements: 2 for GOOD answer (meets  expectations, correct, specific, and/or insightful); 1 for FAIR answer ( below  expectations, partially correct, too brief, and/or not specific), and 0 points for  POOR answer (well below expectations, irrevelant, or blank).  Short Essay ­ 5 points for a total of 5.    Reprint the one­paragraph course narrative that will serve as the basis for the final essay.    Checklist of Labs (In narrative order) for Questions 1­22.    Plate Tectonics:  geothermal hemicycle of rock cycle (Lab 1)   Minerals & Crystals, the fundamental raw materials (Lab 2)  Hard Rocks, the outcome of the geothermal hemicycle (Lab 3)  Water Cycle, Part I of the solar hemicycle of the rock­cycle (Lab 4)  Soils & Sediments, Part II of the solar hemicycle of the rock cycle (Lab 5)  Soft Rocks, the final outcome of the solar hemicycle (Lab 6)  Fossils, the record of earth and life through time, preserved in soft rocks (Lab 7)  Crustal Processes created by the interaction between the geothermal and solar  hemicycles of the rock cycle, with an emphasis on rock structure (Lab 8)  Earth Surface Processes created by the interaction between the geothermal and  solar hemicycles of the rock cycle with an emphasis on surface processes (Lab 9)  Human impacts (Hazards & Pollution) upon and interactions with the landscape  (Lab 10)  Climate change futures on the landscape (Lab 11). Checklist of  Field Trips for Questions 27 and 28    Trip 1 ­ Overview:   Trip 2 ­ Human Impact.


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