Outline for Test 1

  1. Introduction
    1. Why science? Why geology?
    2. Scientific method
    3. Scientific explanations
  2. Overview
    1. Geologic time
    2. Earth's structure
    3. The rock cycle
  3. Iowa Geology
    1. Iowa through geologic time
    2. Glaciation
    3. Human activity
  4. Earth Materials
    1. Minerals
    2. Silicates: mafic and felsic
    3. Non-silicates
    4. Mineral bonds
    5. Hydrogen bonds
  5. Geologic Time
    1. Geologic time scale
    2. Geologic regions and structure
    3. Uniformitarianism
    4. Plate tectonics
    5. Evolution and natural selection

Key Idea: Every good story has a place, time, and plot. Geology is the discovery and telling of Earth's story.