19-304 FUN WITH GEOLOGY: UNDERSTANDING YOUR PHYSICAL WORLD (UPDATED REPEAT)
Karen Gray, Tuesdays 2 - 4 pm
Sonoran Room: September 17 October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
This course will engage students in hands-on activities and visual presentations that enhance their understanding of the geology they view when they walk outside. The class will start with learning about the history and development of geologic concepts and then move on to learning about the theory of plate tectonics. Participants will study and learn to identify rock-forming minerals and igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Then plate tectonic theory will be used to understand the environment in which the rock-forming minerals were developed. The many different rocks participants see every day will now have a story to tell.