Credit Unit 1 Introduction

Credit Unit 1 - Minerals, Rocks, and Geologic Time

In this Credit Unit, you will explore the difference between minerals and rocks and their formation over time. The focus of this Credit Unit is to better understand the difference between rocks and minerals, the identification of both, and to understand how geologic formations are dated both relatively and absolutely.

Credit Unit Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the basic concepts, processes, and analytical tools related to the study of the Earth, specifically plate tectonics and earthquakes.

  • Develop experimental skills and knowledge relating to the gathering and interpretation of scientific information; expressly plate tectonic movements, relation of earthquakes and volcanic activity data to plate tectonics, and the use of seismograms to understand the location and magnitude of an earthquake.

  • Evaluate and articulate the importance of tectonics as it pertains to populations close to plate boundaries and smaller-scale faults.

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