Environmental Geology-

Content
Geologic Time Scale
Plate Tectonics
Volcanism
Earthquakes
Rocks and Minerals
Rock Formation
Economic Geology
Conservation

Essential Questions
How did plate tectonics affect the diversity of organisms in terms of habitat change and evolution?
How do you read a seismogram?
How do volcanic eruptions affect weather patterns?
How do volcanoes and earthquakes relate to plate tectonics?

Skills
Be able to read a seismogram.

Assessments
Chapter quiz

Key Vocabulary
Epicenter
Erosion
Plate tectonics
Seismograph
Strip mining
Subduction
Tectonic plates
Weathering

Labs
Plate Tectonics, Volcanism and Earthquakes Lab

Lesson/Activities
Online Geologic Time Line
CD Rom Activity on Plate Tectonics/Earthquakes
Comparison of weathering rates of limestone and granite
Slides: Weathering and landscapes

Resources
CD Rom Activity on Plate Tectonics/Earthquakes
Rock samples