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Welcome to Unit 2! “If they’d lower the taxes and get rid of the smog and clean up the traffic mess, I really believe I’d settle here until the next earthquake.” — Groucho Marx “We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson “It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily. “So it is.” “And freezing.” “Is it?” “Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.” —A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner Yukon Cornelius hacked off a chunk of sea ice--frozen ocean water--so that he, Rudolph, and Hermey, the dentist elf, could drift away over the ocean before the Abominable Snowman got them and spoiled the TV Christmas special. If you've ever forgotten the cooking spaghetti sauce while watching Rudolph and waiting to see whether 'Bumbles bounce', you may have noticed that the stiff scum that forms on top can break into chunks and drift around on the liquid beneath, much like Yukon C's ice block. In this unit and the next two, we'll explore the equivalent for the Earth, with the hard- frozen upper layer broken into drifting chunks, melt leaking up in cracks to feed volcanoes (vaguely like the water in the crack that the 'Bumble fell into when trying to catch the heroes), collisions causing earthquakes when blocks run together ("Land, Ho"), and more. Hold onto your teeth, and let's get started for the land of misfit plate boundaries. What to do for Unit 2? You will have one week to complete Unit 2. (See the Calendar tab in ANGEL for specific due dates.) As you work your way through the online materials for Unit 2, you will encounter a video lecture, several vTrips, some animated diagrams (called GeoMations and GeoClips), additional reading assignments, a practice quiz, a "RockOn" quiz, and a "StudentsSpeak" Survey. The chart below provides an overview of the requirements for this unit. For assignment details, refer to the Unit 2 or ANGEL page noted. REQUIREMENTS LOCATION SUBMITTED FOR GRADING? Review the two Unit 2 PowerPoint Overviews Current Page No, the overview outlines the main topics and ideas t will encounter in Unit 2. You will, however, be teste material found in the overviews. Read/view all of the instructional Page 2 No, but you will be tested on all the material found in
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materials for Unit 2 including: Textbook Virtual Field Trips GeoMations and GeoClips Unit 2 video lecture Unit 2 Instructional Materials. Continue working on Exercise #1: Scientific Literature ANGEL Lessons tab Exercise folder Yes, this is the first of 6 Exercises and is worth 5% o total grade. Please see course calendar in ANGEL fo specific open and close dates and times. Take the Unit 2 "RockOn" quiz
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