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You are encouraged to work in groups. However, you are required to turn in your own work, as you will be graded for individual work. Form study groups with your friends. If your eyes are open, you will begin to see geology every where you go. Figure 5. A cartoon diagram depicting the rock cycle, an essential concept in geology. Image source: . Figure 4. A cutaway view of the Earth, exposing the internal structure. Image source: .
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5 The Process of Science Geology 101 strives to teach you the process of science. There are many ways in which science is practiced, and this lab will explore many of these throughout the quarter. Notice that every week will be doing science, but not every lab will include an experiment, or even a hypothesis to test. Description, experimentation, creating models of nature, and comparisons are all valid ways of gathering new scientific data. What you do with the data is the most important part. Before each lab of the quarter: Please read through each lab completely in the lab manual (including maps and questions). Complete the online Warm-Up Quiz before coming to class. Warm-up quizzes are based on the material learned in the previous week’s lab and the information in the upcoming lab. Warm-up quizzes can be found in the Modules section of the Canvas web page for the geology lab course. Each quiz is listed under the corresponding lab. Access the Canvas site by: - Go to (WWU homepage). - Under the Technology heading, go to the My Western link. - Log in using your universal User Name and Password. If you do not have a User Name and Password set up yet, go to the ATUS office on the first floor of Haggard Hall (use the entrance by the fountain in Red Square, not the library entrance). - To access Canvas, click on the Canvas link (located on the top bar of the page, next to Web4U). - All of your Canvas courses should be listed on the Canvas page. This course is listed as Geology 101 Lab (make sure you know which is your lab page and which is your lecture page). Figure 6. A Laguna, CA neighborhood after a landslide. Where do you want to build your house?
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6 Lab Activities A important note about the time required to complete lab activities: Lab activities have been divided into In-Class and Homework sections. The In-Class activities use materials that are only available in class, and your answers to these sections will be graded by your TA before you leave the lab room. The Homework activities are intended for you to complete after you have finished the In-Class activities - you are welcome to work on them in lab if you still have time. Homework will include short answer questions that are based on material from your In-Class activities, textbook, lecture, lab manual, and/or online resources.
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