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1 Section 1: 0900-1015; DH 306 Section 2: 1330-1445; DH 208

2 Instructor: Paula Jefferis Office: DH 419 Telephone: 408-924-5016 Email: Contact information:

3 Welcome to the spring 2011 semester! Wishing you success during the semester! Regular attendance with active participation, understanding material, and completing assignments helps achieve this goal. These classes are large so make a point of making a visit during office hours especially if the material is overwhelming

4 Earth Science and the Environment, Thompson and Turk Read covered chapters Emphasis and exam questions are covered in lecture but some exam questions come directly from book Understand figures that explain topics At least read the summary before class Each week one or two figures or sections will be assigned for the following week

5 Assignments and exams: Assignment or examPercentage of grade Three exams50 National and state park oral report and essay 10 Field trip to 5 Various exercises 10 Field trip and class presentation 10 Birthplace term paper15 Total100

6 Assignments and exams: Assignment DatePercentage Exam # 1February 23 rd Exam # 2April 13 th Exam # 3May 16 th All three exams equal 50% National and state park oral report and essay February 28 th and April 2 nd 10 Field tripSection 1: 2/11 Section 2: 2/18 5 Birthplace evaluation term paper March 23 rd 15 Field trip #1: Water processing plant March 11One trip and oral Field trip # 2: United States Geological Survey tba Presentation to equal 10% Field trip #3: Moss Landing Marine Laboratory tba Field trip #4: Lehigh Hanson Limestone Quarry March 18 th Various exercises and homework throughout the semester10 Total 100%

7 All written work must be submitted to Register and understand how the system works Section 1Id #:3751957Password: planets1 (case sensitive) Section 2Id #: 3751958Password: planets2 (case sensitive)

8 Earth Science: Astronomy: 4 classes; chapters 21-24 Geosphere: 8 classes; chapters 1-4; 7-9 Hydrosphere: 6 classes; chapters: 5; 14 and 15 Atmosphere: 4 classes; chapters 16-19 Many topics with a wide range of detail are covered throughout the semester. Make sure you ask questions or come visit during office hours before information is too overwhelming.

9 I. Solar system CreationCreation

10 Sun, planets and Earth’s moon

11 Comets and asteroids Comet McNaught Over Chile, 2007 Asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars

12 Part II: Geosphere: minerals and rocks

13 National and state park oral report and essay

14 Geosphere Solid Earth Heat transfer from the hot internal Earth to the cooler surface. USGS Chemically and physically distinct layers

15 Part III: The Active EarthActive Earthquakes and plate tectonics Haiti Plate tectonics

16 Volcanoes

17 IV. Hydrosphere

18 Hydrosphere

19 Running water: erosion, deposition of sediments, and creation of landforms Merced River, Sierra Nevada Mississippi River Delta

20 Hydrosphere: oceans Currents flow in complex patterns affected by wind, the water's salinity and heat content, bottom topography, and the earth's rotation Smithsonian

21 V. Atmosphere 99% of gases are concentrated in the first 30 kilometers (20 miles) Temperature change

22 Meteorology

23 Biosphere: interaction Redwood trees Diatoms Coral and fish Bald Eagle

24 Get to know your neighbor: Write your name Answer question 1 Break into groups by table Introduce yourselves and take down the other student’s contact information Write down a fellow student’s name and ask question 3 Repeat the above step only you make a response so the other student may take down your response

25 Describe what you see in this figure:

26 What is Earth System science? Land, water, air, and life forms are interconnected Each subsystem is part of a whole Open system: energy and matter flow into and out of the system

27 The Hydrologic Cycle

28 The Rock Cycle

29 Academic Integrity The Golden Rule Do onto others as you would have them do onto you My rule Do not behave in a manner that you would not be able to tell your favorite grandparent, aunt, or uncle about.

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