2 -- Geology
Builders in PowerPoint
assignment should be done with the group working together.
desired, this geology unit may be
combined with the unit on Climate and
out the text of your PowerPoint presentation
something like this
Your Planet's Geology
to help you with
Fractal Terrains from http://www.diardsoftware.com/
and use this program illustrate some of
your your slides. Be sure that
everyone in your group knows how to
download and install this program.
Work with it together so that you can
all learn what it can do.
This slide is the title of
your Geology or combined
Geology/Climate and Weather unit.
It should be
beautiful and suggestive of a
world before life begins on it.
your reader want to read this
your planet as it cools down from
the molten state. What does
it look like?
it being hit by asteroids and/or
meteors? (You can use
Are there craters?
Does your world have volcanoes?
What is it made
can show what your planet looks like
planets (planets made of rocks) have iron cores, as iron is plentiful
and has a density of 8. Iron would
sink toward the center in a molten
Fractal Terrains and make your
maps. Play with the program to get
the effect you want. Begin by working
with elevations. Choose if you
want high mountains or low ones, deep or
map as a .jpg file, Now open it in
a graphics program that will do
paint. Study your picture
carefully. Where do the rivers
run? Where are the mountains and
plains? Put the rivers in and
label your oceans and continents.
Put the map on this slide.
your map again. Where are the
tectonic plate borders? Hint: Look
at your mountains and figure out why
they are where they are. Will some
of them be volcanoes? Where is the
sea floor spreading?
best informed guess about where the
tectonic plates are and draw them
in. Put in arrows to show which
way they are moving. Put this
picture on this slide with some written
line across your world and make a
landscape picture from your contour
map to get some idea of what your
planet would look like.
comments to your diagram.
page to summarize your thoughts on the
formation and general layout of your
are going to combine Geology and Weather
go on to the rubrics for Weather and
Climate. You will continue to use
the same maps.
|Once you have your
text all laid out, select a background for your slides and add graphics as
appearance contributes to your
grade, as does demonstration of
understanding of the scientific
concepts involved. You may include additional material if you wish.
will be for these qualities:
complete, attractive, good written introduction,
links work, turned in Week 2.
links work, turned in Week 3
incomplete, links don't work, turned in by Week 4.
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