Planet Earth EAS 10000
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EAS 100 Planet Earth Lecture Topics Brief Outlines I Introduction Section 11210 1 Introduction to EAS 100 Planet Earth course content scienti c method Metric system Why geoscience Learning objectives Understand course organization topics and requirements learn about the signi cance and relevance of geoscience for all review the scientific method and the metric system Reading Text pages 113 Figures to study Text Figures 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 110 111 Topics Course Outline Topics course requirements educational objectives reading assignments textbook see course outline Research on learning categories How much we retain after one year Why Geo Science 1 Excellent subject for learning fundamental science principles 2 We interact with geoscience every day relevance Important to future energy climate environment natural hazards Scientific literacy increasingly technological society 5 Increasing awareness and enjoyment of the Earth Science education for teachers U A O Examples of Earth science and need for informed technological consideration by all citizens Scientific Method two views fundamental process is observation importance of inference facts versus observations Metric system Why metric see metric handout 2 Powers of ten scale graphs and maps models Learning objectives Understand the concept and importance of scale use of scale in maps graphs and models Reading Text pages 113 Figures to study Text Figures 12 15 17 18 Topics Our view of scientists The concept of scale examples of scale for common objects How much is a Billion Scale model of the Solar System Powers of Ten Video Examples of interpretation of graphs and other scale diagrams 3 Forces and Energy Learning objectives Understand that there are four fundamental forces in the universe and that three of these are primarily responsible for the geoscience processes that we experience every day learn about density and its role in forces and energy through gravity understand the mechanisms of energy transfer radiation conduction and convection and energy conversion gravitational to heat thermodynamics and energy to mass conversion Reading Text pages 304308 Figures to study Text Figures 1116 1117 1118 Topics Density mass per unit volume usually expressed in gcm3 density of water l gcm3 Four forces strong force weak force gravity electromagnetic force Example of gravitational force Earth s orbit revolution around the Sun the Solar System Sources of energy Energy transfer Energy conversion 4 Geologic Time Age of the Earth Age Dating Learning objectives Understanding the vastness of geologic time age of the Earth methods of age determination learning about the radiometric dating technique how superposition crosscutting relationships and fossils are used to determine relative age Reading Text pages 223241 Figures to study Text Figures 82 84 86 87 88 810 811 812 814 Topics Relative age determination methods superposition cross cutting relationships fossils see Lecture note gures 1A Absolute age determination methods the radiometric dating technique the concept of halflife Homework 1 The geologic time scale Geologic Time Video The Grand Canyon 5 Uniformity vs catastrophism Earth processes Learning objectives Understand the concepts of uniformitarianism and catastrophism and how these concepts relate to geological atmospheric ocean atmospheric and astronomical processes that have shaped the Earth through time and continue to affect the Earth and our environment Reading Text pages 102115 224239 Figures to study Text Figures 42 45 47 48 410 411 412 414 415 416 419 83 84 86 Topics Uniformitarianism uniformity The present is the key to the past also most Earth features are the produce of slow processes acting over geologic time Catastrophism infrequent catastrophic events that affect the Earth Examples of Uniformitarianism and Catastrophic events glaciation asteroidcomet impacts Extinction events