Course Website for Fall 2012 GG101L

Scroll down for downloadable homework-lab-handouts PDFs

 

Downloadable Syllabus is here: (PDF)

 

Faculty:

 

Professor Hope Jahren (jahren@hawaii.edu); Office Hours by appointment

 

Teaching Assistants (click on the addresses to send them an email)

 

Kendra Lynn (kjlynn@hawaii.edu); Office Hours: M11-12; T afternoon by appt. in 615 POST

Olivia Schubert (oliviass@hawaii.edu); Office Hours: F by appt. in 424 Saunders Hall

Jonathan Tree (jtree@hawaii.edu); Office Hours: M11-12; T 12-1 in 618 POST

 

Click Here! to email all the TAs at once (i.e., Kendra & Olivia & Jonathan)

 

All Classes meet in 706 POST Building (campus map)

 

Schedule:

 

Monday: 1:30 – 4:20 pm; TA Jonathan Tree (jtree@hawaii.edu)

Tuesday: 1:30 – 4:20 pm; TA Jonathan Tree (jtree@hawaii.edu)

Wednesday: 8:30 – 11:20 am; TA Olivia Schubert (oliviass@hawaii.edu)

Wednesday: 1:30 – 4:20 pm; TA Olivia Schubert (oliviass@hawaii.edu)

Thursday: 1:30 – 4:20 pm; TA Kendra Lynn (kjlynn@hawaii.edu)

Friday: 1:30 – 4:20 pm; TA Kendra Lynn (kjlynn@hawaii.edu)

 

Twitter Account:

 

GG101L is on Twitter!  Our Twitter account is a fun way to share the high points of the course, including photos.

Feel free to share it with your friends and family.  If you are already part of Twitter, follow GG101L here (@GG101L). 

If you are not part of Twitter, you don¼t have to join, you can just visit the website to see all the postings here: https://twitter.com/GG101L

 

Dates*:

 

Week 1: August 20-24 Introduction and Welcome!

Week 2: August 27-31 Lab Exercise 1. Maps

*Week 3: September 4-7 Kendra Lynn Extra Credit ActivityGigapan: Navigable Geological Images¾

note: Monday, September 3 is Labor Day = No School

Week 4: September 10-14 Lab Exercise 2. Minerals

Week 5: September 17-21 Lab Exercise 3. Igneous Rocks

Week 6: September 24-28 Lab Exercise 4. Sedimentary Rocks

Week 7: October 1-5 Lab Exercise 5. Metamorphic Rocks

Week 8: October 8-12 Lab Exercise 6. Fossils

Week 9: October 15-19 Lab Exercise 7. Geologic Time Part 1: Eons, Eras and Periods

Week 10: October 22-26 Lab Exercise 8. Geologic Time Part 2: Evolution, Extinction and Origination

Week 11: October 29-November 2 Lab Exercise 9. Geologic Time Part 3: Evolution of Traits and Characteristics

*Week 12: November 8 at noon (12:00 pm) in 706 POST Olivia Schubert Extra Credit Activity „Field Mapping¾ (Outdoors!)

note: Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day = No School

*Week 13: November 12-16 Lab Exercise 10. The Global Carbon Cycle

note: Monday, November 12 is Veteran¹s Day = No School

*Week 14: November 19-23 No Lab Exercise

note: Thursday & Friday, November 22-23 is Thanksgiving Break = No School

Week 15: November 26-30 Student Final Presentations

*Week 16: December 3 at 1:00 pm in 706 POST Jonathan Tree Extra Credit Activity „Plate Tectonics or Physical Volcanology or Hazard Management¾

note: Friday, December 7 is past „last day of instruction¾ = No School

FINALS WEEK: December 10-14, 2012 (No Lab Meeting)

Just FYI: Schedule for Finals is here

 

* = weeks for which one or more days is a UH holiday.

 

Required Field Trip:

 

Save the Date:

Morning, Saturday, October 20, 2012 – or – Morning, Saturday, November 10, 2012

You must attend one of these field trips!

Directions: The field trip will take place at the Lyon Arboretum, which is walking distance from the University.

Meet at the Lyon Arboretum visitor's center on 9 am. Prepare to stay until noon. (Meaning: No need to come to POST first, just meet at the Arboretum.)

A City Map to the Arboretum is available HERE; a Trail Map within the Arboretum is available HERE). 

Materials: Bring a notebook and pen/pencil. Prepare for rain and shine. Bug spray optional.

In order to come along, you need to download and fill out this Risk Release Form (PDF)

Field Trip Assignment: Please Print and bring this Worksheet to the field trip (Page 1; Page 2).  It is DUE in class during the week of November 12-16 (but you are very welcome to turn it in early).  Also print and bring this Handout (PDF).

 

Required Materials:

 

Available USED in the bookstore: „Prentice Hall Lab Manual for Dynamic Earth¾. 

 

Laboratory Exercises:

 

1. Maps (Week 2: August 27-31)

No homework assigned.

Maps In-Laboratory Exercise (PDF)

Dynamic Earth Lab Manual Reading: Chapter 6

 

2. Minerals (Week 4: September 10-14)

Minerals Preparatory Homework (PDF)

Minerals In-Laboratory Exercise (PDF)

Dynamic Earth Lab Manual Reading: Chapters 1 & 2

 

3. Igneous Rocks (Week 5: September 17-21)

Igneous Rocks Preparatory Homework (PDF)

Igneous Rocks In-Laboratory Exercise (PDF)

Dynamic Earth Lab Manual Reading: Chapter 3

 

4. Sedimentary Rocks (Week 6: September 24-28)

Sedimentary Rocks Preparatory Homework (PDF)

Sedimentary Rocks In-Laboratory Exercise (Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6)

Dynamic Earth Lab Manual Reading: Chapter 4

 

5. Metamorphic Rocks (*we will be outside! bring raingear if it looks like rain!)

Metamorphic Rocks Preparatory Homework (PDF)

Metamorphic Rocks In-Laboratory Exercise (Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4)

Dynamic Earth Lab Manual Reading: Chapter 5

 

6. Fossils

No homework assigned.

Fossils In-Laboratory Exercise (PDF)

Dynamic Earth Lab Manual Reading: Chapters 10 & 11

 

7. Geologic Time Part 1: Eons, Eras and Periods (*we will be outside! bring raingear if it looks like rain!)

Geologic Time Part 1 Preparatory Homework (PDF)

Geologic Time Part 1 In-Laboratory Exercise (PDF)

Required Reading:

1.     R.M. Hazen. 2010. Evolution of Minerals. Scientific American (March 2010) (PDF)

 

8. Geologic Time Part 2: Evolution, Extinction and Origination (*we will be outside! bring raingear if it looks like rain!)

Geologic Time Part 2 Preparatory Homework (PDF)

Geologic Time Part 2 In-Laboratory Exercise (PDF)

Optional Readings on Dinosaurs:

1.     K.A. Curry Rogers and M.D. D¹Emic. 2012. Triumph of the Titans. Scientific American (May 2012) (PDF)

2.     S.D. Sampson. 2012. Dinosaurs of the Lost Continent. Scientific American (March 2012) (PDF)

3.     A.R. Fiorillo. 2004. The Dinosaurs of Arctic Alaska. Scientific American (December 2004) (PDF)

 

9. Geologic Time Part 3: Evolution of Traits and Characteristics (*we will be outside! bring raingear if it looks like rain!)

Geologic Time Part 3 Preparatory Homework (PDF)

*Handout* on Plant Evolution needed for Geologic Time Part 3 In-Laboratory Exercise (PDF)

Geologic Time Part 3 In-Laboratory Exercise (PDF)

Required Reading:

1.     W.F. Doolittle. 2000. Uprooting the Tree of Life. Scientific American (February 2000) (PDF)

 

10. The Global Carbon Cycle (*we will be outside! bring raingear if it looks like rain!)

Global Carbon Cycle Preparatory Homework (PDF)

Global Carbon Cycle In-Laboratory Exercise (PDF)

Readings:

1.     P.G. Falkowski. 2002. The Ocean¹s Invisible Forest. Scientific American (August 2002) (PDF)

2.     S.D. Wullschleger and M. Strahl. 2010. Climate Change: A Controlled Experiment. Scientific American (March 2010) (PDF)

3.     J.D. Glover, C.M. Cox and J.P. Reganold. 2007. Future Farming: A Return to Roots? Scientific American (August 2007) (PDF)

4.     D.R. Huggins and J.P. Reganold. 2008. No-Till: The Quiet Revolution. Scientific American (July 2008) (PDF)

 

 

Independent Extra Credit:

 

Extra Credit: Volunteer Activity Extra Credit (PDF)

If you decide to do it, it is DUE no later than during your last class meeting: Week 16: December 3-7, 2012