Geology for Engineers and Environmental Scientists — study guides



Student Resources        Don’t forget to see the online textbooks I have linked in the “resources” page.



Test #1:


Carla Whittington's web page for Natural Hazards                     Find some useful black and white versions of Carla’s powerpoints here. Her “Earth’s interior…”, Plate Tectonics”, “Sediment and Rocks”, and magma and rocks will all be useful for reviewing the basic principles for test #1.

A study outline for test one        This is an outline based on How the Earth works, however, the listed items can be found in any introductory geology textbook or on other online study guides. NOTE, I did not go over ALL this material, so this outline is merely a guide to help identify introductory topics. See note below regarding content of material to be covered on first test.

Textbook by Al Kehew:

            You should have at least skim read the first 3 chapters. We have not covered all of this information, however you will recognize the parts we have covered, for example, an introduction to plate tectonics in Chapter 2 discusses the three major types of plate margins or boundaries, divergent, convergent, and transform. Now the rock cycle, or geologic cycle. See fig. 2.53 on p. 64 of  book, or remember how to draw the version I showed you in class. That will definitely be on the test and will be worth 6 points. We started talking about igneous rocks, but I will not include that topic on test 1.

            You should have reviewed the handout material on minerals and rocks. (Rock Cycle plus)




Earth Sciences at Centralia College