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Section 1: 0900-1015; DH 306 Section 2: 1330-1445; DH 208 Contact information: Instructor: Paula Jefferis Office: DH 419 Telephone: 408-924-5016 Email: paula.jefferis-nilsen@sjsu.edu Welcome to the spring 2011 semester!  Wishing you success during the semester!  Regular attendance with active participation, understanding material, and completing assignments helps achieve this goal  These classes are large so make a point of making a visit during office hours especially if the material is overwhelming http://www.sjsu.edu/people/paula.jefferis-nilsen Earth Science and the Environment, Thompson and Turk  Read covered chapters  Emphasis and exam questions are covered in lecture but some exam questions come directly from book  Understand figures that explain topics  At least read the summary before class  Each week one or two figures or sections will be assigned for the following week Assignments and exams: Assignment or exam Percentage of grade Three exams 50 National and state park oral report and essay Field trip to 10 Various exercises 10 Field trip and class presentation Birthplace term paper 10 Total 100 15 Assignments and exams: Assignment Date Exam # February 23rd Exam # April 13th Exam # May 16th All three exams equal 50% National and state park oral report and essay Field trip February 28th and April 2nd 10 Birthplace evaluation term paper Field trip #1: Water processing plant Field trip # 2: United States Geological Survey Field trip #3: Moss Landing Marine Laboratory Field trip #4: Lehigh Hanson Limestone Quarry Various exercises and homework Total Percentage Section 1: 2/11 Section 2: 2/18 March 23rd 15 March 11 One trip and oral tba Presentation to equal 10% tba March 18th throughout the semester   10 100% All written work must be submitted to turnitin.com  Register and understand how the system works Section Id #:3751957 Section Id #: 3751958 Password: planets1 (case sensitive) Password: planets2 (case sensitive) Earth Science:  Astronomy: classes; chapters 21-24  Geosphere: classes; chapters 1-4; 7-9  Hydrosphere: classes; chapters: 5; 14 and 15  Atmosphere: classes; chapters 16-19 Many topics with a wide range of detail are covered throughout the semester Make sure you ask questions or come visit during office hours before information is too overwhelming Part III: The Active Earth  Earthquakes and plate tectonics Plate tectonics Haiti Volcanoes IV Hydrosphere Hydrosphere Running water: erosion, deposition of sediments, and creation of landforms Merced River, Sierra Nevada Mississippi River Delta Hydrosphere: oceans  Currents flow in complex patterns affected by wind, the water's salinity and heat content, bottom topography, and the earth's rotation Smithsonian V Atmosphere  99% of gases are concentrated in the first 30 kilometers (20 miles) Temperature change Meteorology Biosphere: interaction Diatoms Bald Eagle Redwood trees Coral and fish Get to know your neighbor: Write your name Answer question Break into groups by table Introduce yourselves and take down the other student’s contact information  Write down a fellow student’s name and ask question  Repeat the above step only you make a response so the other student may take down your response     Describe what you see in this figure: What is Earth System science?  Land, water, air, and life forms are interconnected  Each subsystem is part of a whole Open system: energy and matter flow into and out of the system The Hydrologic Cycle The Rock Cycle Academic Integrity  The Golden Rule  Do onto others as you would have them onto you  My rule  Do not behave in a manner that you would not be able to tell your favorite grandparent, aunt, or uncle about
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