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GEL 100 Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Learning goals for today: (what students should be able to DO after instruction) 1. Describe the key features of a dynamic system and be able to name an example from everyday life and from geology. 2. Draw a diagram of the rock cycle , labeling all products/ reservoirs and processes of transformation. 3. Using a diagram of the rock cycle , explain how rocks can be transformed into other rocks (go through all possible transformations, and explain the processes of transformation.)
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Let’s try the clickers. Describe the key features of a dynamic system and be able to name an example from everyday life and from geology. How confident do you feel that you could do this right now? A. Very confident B. Somewhat confident C. A little confident D. Not very confident E. Not confident at all
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Let’s try the clickers. Draw a diagram of the rock cycle , labeling all products/ reservoirs and processes of transformation.
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Unformatted text preview: How confident do you feel that you could do this right now? A. Very confident B. Somewhat confident C. A little confident D. Not very confident E. Not confident at all What is a “system”? GEL 100 – Introduction to Earth Systems Pot of water on burner Two examples of systems Using these examples, come up with some key characteristics of systems. What are similarities and differences in these systems? Key characteristics of systems Pot of water on burner -matter or energy flows through a system -have processes (move or change matter and/or energy) -have reservoirs (places where things can reside or forms in which matter or energy exists) What are examples of Earth systems? In its largest sense, the “Earth system” considers interactions among four components or “spheres” atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water, ice), biosphere (plants, animals), and geosphere (land, rocks, solid earth)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Andreabair during the Fall '11 term at Central Mich..

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