Wiki: your intermediate deadline for getting drafts of all sections is November 19 in class. The final version is due on November 23 at 3:30 pm.
Lab: Next week, we will debut your half-sheets and your devices. Please bring 6 copies of your half sheet (so three pages) where one of the copies has the key and the exercise side-by-side. We will also spend some time in lab peer editing your wikis (hence the hard deadline).
Reading: If you'd like to read ahead, look at the figures in the chapter on subduction zones.
Wiki: your final assignment is due on Thursday November 7th. The topic is your choice.
Take-home: There is a take-home-learning-opportunity over eighth weekend.
Reading: Chapter 5 is still relevant.
Lab: Your lab assignment is due on Tuesday. The maps are in the back of the classroom.
Homework: there is a new homework assignment about Euler poles due on Thursday. Extra copies are in the classroom by the windows.
Wiki: the assignment this week is about plate history. The next assignment will be your choice, so start thinking about possible topics to pitch to me on Thursday in class.
Class and lab on Tuesday are all project working time. Good luck.
Reading: on to Chapter 5.
Wiki: the assignment this week is about plate motion. We opted for a Monday night deadline this week to honor mid-term break. For those of you on the field trip, the deadline is extend to Thursday night.
Homework: there is a new homework assignment about plate motion due on Thursday. This deadline is for everyone, including field trip participants.
Reading: you can be reading Chapter 3 and even some of Chapter 4. If you want to work ahead, start to look at the figures in Chapter 5.
Wiki: complete the volcanism assignment for your plate for Sunday.
Lab: we meet in the Weitz Center this week. You must complete all your wiki entries before attending lab.
Homework: the assignment about seafloor stripes is due on Thursday October 17th. You can work with a partner - if you do, please write the answers in your own words (and let me know who you worked with).
Wiki: complete your third plate assignment for Sunday. You should not need to look up any information from external sources for this post. Just interpret the features you see on the map. Keep posting comments to other plate pages.
Lab: if you want your gravity lab back before the learning opportunity, then you'll need to complete it by Saturday at 5 pm. Otherwise, it'll need to be completed by Thursday.
Homework: the isostasy homework is due on Saturday at 5 pm.
Learning opportunity: in lab next week. Expect 3-4 applied questions on topics including: plate boundaries, earthquake seismology, and gravity.
Office hours: I have extra office hours including:
Reading: here are the most useful sections: 2.1, 2.2-2.4, 2.7-2.9, 2.11, 2.12 and 2.13.
Wiki: complete your second plate assignment for Sunday. The revisions will be do on Thursday night at midnight. The new assignment for next week is already posted.
Lab: your seismology report about the earthquake in Turkey is due in lab. Each person should turn in their own stereonet of the focal mechanism but all other sections can be completed as a group.
Homework: there will be another homework - it may be due sometime before Tuesday since we're probably going to have a learning opportunity in lab next week.
If you want another explanation for focal mechanisms, watch this 6+ minute video here.
Lab next week: a learning opportunity!
Reading: You could start reading Chapter 2 - I'd say sections 2.1.1-2.1.5 are a good start. If you want to read a bit ahead, try 2.2-2.4.
Wiki: complete your first plate assignment for Sunday night. Refer to the map in our classroom if you have questions about your portion of a big plate. You can find the wiki here and the wiki assignment here. For this week, use Jules Verne Voyager, Jr to make the map.
For lab: On Tuesday, bring your two concept sketches to lab. Remember, draw a decent sized image of (1) a subduction zone, and (2) a transform fault in a divergent plate boundary. Use an Intro book to help you figure out how to make these drawings; 3D versions will probably be better. The text that you add should reflect the four kinds of data that we looked at in lab this week: geography (topography, really), age of the seafloor, earthquakes, and volcanoes. Use symbols to show the locations of earthquakes and volcanoes.
Homework: the scorpion assignment is due on Thursday. Please feel free to work with a partner, especially if you're rusty or new to Excel, but let me know who you worked with. Each of you should turn in your own work in your own words. You will need a compass (not the magnetic kind) - I left a few on the radiator by the computer on the side of the room. Please don't take them from the classroom. Extra copies of the assignment are in an envelope outside my office.
Reading: Read Chapter 1 in the textbook for Thursday. You can also start to look through Chapter 2. Before reading the text in Chapter 2, start by looking at all the diagrams and trying to figure out what they mean.
Wiki: complete your first wiki assignment for Thursday. The assignment is posted on the weekly assignment page on the wiki home screen. After this week, the assignments will typically be due on Sunday night at 11:59 pm.