Geology of the Pacific Northwest — study guides


Student Resources        Please don’t forget to see the online textbooks and other helpful sites I have linked in the “resources” page link on the Earth Science homepage. For example under “videos” is the link to the Annenberg Foundation website where you can watch earth science videos online (you must sign up for a username and password on the site first, but that takes just a minute or two).

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.

Rob Viens Geology of the Pacific NW class at Bellevue CC  To see his informative powerpoint programs on the regions history go to “Day-by-Day Calendar (Including Field Trips)

Useful links about Geology of the Northwest from Rob Viens

Michael Kimbereley's physical geology presentations    (both as text + pictures for printing or for viewing online)


A study guide   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 geology topics.

=>  You should be familiar with the names and approximate ages of the various building blocks of Washington State’s geology as demonstrated in Jack Powell’s paper cutout model we assembled during the first week of class.

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

Info about topographic mapssee the “maps” link on the resources page mentioned above.

Other ways to get info: search the web. Try exploring the functionality of Google’s “advanced search” where you can restrict results to certain types of files (like pdfs or ppts) or using other constraints.


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