Physical Geography II Laboratory Homepage


Additional support materials for physical geography II are available at lecture course.



Materials by Dr. M. H. Hill and Dr. Kelly Gregg
Department of Physical and Earth Sciences, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

This class is structured around using the facilities of Distance Learning at Jacksonville State University. However, some of the resources best function through HTML coding, so those resources will be available through this website.

Connect to the Distance Learning Site through the link on the footer below.

Syllabus for GY253


Lesson One: The Rock Cycle and Igneous Rocks
Goals
The Rock Cycle PowerPoint presentation that is available from the link at the distance learning site.
Complete the matching exercise at the distance learning site. It is located under quizzes, laboratory 1.
Igneous Rock Discussion
Igneous Rock Identifications
Igneous Rock Chart
Igneous Rock Texture
Igneous Rock Composition
Complete the laboratory quiz at the distance learning site.


Lesson Two: Sedimentary Rocks
Goals
Sedimentary Rock Discussion
Sedimentary Rock Identification
Sedimentary Rock Table
Sedimentary Rock Textures
Sedimentary Rock Compositions
Complete the laboratory quiz at the distance learning site.


Lesson Three: Metamorphic Rocks
Goals
Metamorphic Rock Discussion
Metamorphic Rock Identification
Metamorphic Rock Table
Metamorphic Rock Parents
Metamorphic Rock Textures
Metamorphic Rock Compositions
Complete the laboratory quiz at the distance learning site.


Lesson Four: Geologic Mapping
Goals
Rock Symbols
Geologic Laws and Processes
Geologic Illustrations
Geologic Time and Dating
Geologic Structure and Maps
Dip and Strike on Geologic Maps
Dip and Strike Continued
Doubly Plunging
Demonstration
Make the Map
Generalizations
Faults
Fault Block Identification
Horizontal Faults
Horsts and Grabens
Fault Review Segment
Folding Exercise
Completion of the blocks
Geologic Mapping Exercise
Complete the laboratory quiz at the distance learning site.


Lesson Five: Mapping Fundamentals
Goals
Maps
Map Essentials
Directions
Scale
Locational References
Locational References (Continued)
Legend
Projections
More Essentials
Map Activities
Complete the laboratory quiz at the distance learning site.


Lesson Six: Topographic Mapping
Goals
Topographic Maps
UTM
Map Essentials
Symbols
Complete the matching exercise in the assignment file at the distance learning site.
Distance
Elevation
Elevation (Continued)
Elevation (Continued)
Practice
Profiles
Draw the Profiles
Cumberland, Maryland
Complete the laboratory quiz at the distance learning site.


Lesson Seven: Hydrology
Goals
Rain on the Landscape
The Hydrologic Cycle Discussion
includes:
·The Hydrologic Cycle
Stream Systems
Hydrology
Discharge
Hydrographs
Storm Hydrographs
Complete the laboratory quiz at the distance learning site.


Lesson Eight: Fluvial and Karst Landforms
Goals
Introduction to Fluvial and Karst Processes
Stream Gradient
Stream Gradient Calculations
Streams
Life Cycle
Drainage Patterns
Karst Topography
Return to the distance learning site for activities
The Fluvial Block
The Karst Block
Voltair Map
Complete the laboratory quiz at the distance learning site.


Lesson Nine: Cumberland, MD Map Interpretation
Goals
Gradients
Drainage Patterns
Trellis Drainage Pattern
The Erosion Process
Map Analysis
Complete the laboratory quiz at the distance learning site.

Lesson Ten: Eolian, Arid, and Shoreline Processes
Goals
Wind
Arid Processes
Waves
Return to the distance learning site for activities
Eolian and Shoreline Block
Complete the laboratory quiz at the distance learning site.


Lesson Eleven: Glaciation
Goals
Glaciation
Erosion by Alpine Glaciers
Erosion by Continental Ice Sheets
Glacial Deposition
Return to the distance learning site for activities
Glacial Block
Complete the laboratory quiz at the distance learning site.


Lesson Twelve: Soils
Goals
Soil Texture Discussion
includes:
·Soil Textural Triangle

Soil Triangle Activities
Texture Activity
includes:
·Field Testing of Soil Texture
Complete the laboratory quiz at the distance learning site.