1. define geology and explain what professional geologists do, including some of their specialties. Where might you find a practicing geologist nearby Keystone (or your home)?
2. explain to a non-science major the role that geology plays in your everyday life.
3. discuss the scientific method. This would include
a. being able to list and discuss the steps in order4. estimate the approximate metric size of objects in terms of weight, size, temperature and distance.
Critical Thinking Questions and Activities:1. Apply the scientific method to a problem in your own life. For example, suppose that you jump in your car and turn the key. Nothing happens! Propose an hypothesis to explain why it won't start. Now propose as many alternative hypotheses as you can. Using these multiple working hypotheses, propose a series of experiments to analyze the situation until you have solved the problem.
2. Seek out an article from a newspaper or magazine that has some geological component. Give a one page summary with a photocopy of the article attached.