Welcome to Physical Geology Laboratory: Interactive Diagrams and Questions!
The purpose of this “book” is to help students practice skills to master learning objectives for physical geology laboratory. I hope you will find these materials helpful; however, they are not a substitute for attending class or help sessions. Pictures do not tell the whole story for minerals and rocks! It is very important to use other observations such as feel, hardness, and luster, which can only be done effectively in person.
How to Use This Book
Please navigate using the drop-down menu on the left side, or in the Table of Contents below. Each module includes multiple pages which can be quickly accessed by clicking on the + button next to the module.
- Introduction to Topographic Maps
- Topography and Bathymetry
- Contour Lines
- Topographic Features
- Latitude and Longitude
- Scale and Slope
- Applications: Plate Tectonics
- Motion at Plate Boundaries
- Global Positioning System
- GPS Data and Plate Motion
- Plate Motion Vectors
- Plate Boundaries
- What Type of Plate Boundary?
- Original Horizontality and Superposition
- Tilted Beds and Strike and Dip
- Plunging Folds
- Domes and Basins
- Geologic Structures and Plate Tectonics
- Principles of Relative Dating
- Worked Example: Relative Geologic Time
- Relative Ages 1
- Relative Ages 2
- Relative Ages 3
- Relative Ages 4
- The Geologic Time Scale
- Plate Motion Through Geologic Time
- Geologic Map of North America
- Reading a Geologic Map
- The Grand Canyon
How to Cite this Book
Physical Geology Laboratory: Interactive Diagrams and Questions, Elizabeth A. Johnson, CC-BY-SA. https://viva.pressbooks.pub/physicalgeologylab
You may re-use, copy, or modify any of these materials for your own use, but you must reference the author.