Superstition Mountain Area Geology - Virtual Field Trip

Superstition Mountain Area Geology
A Virtual Field Trip

December 8, 2003

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Superstition Mountain Area Geology - Virtual Field Trip

Superstition Mountain Area Geology
A Virtual Field Trip

Arrive in Arizona - Scenery ASU - Meteorites & Geology Museum Goldfield Mountains - Volcanics Crazy Gulch - Metamorphics Supersitition Mountain - Volcanics Tourist Sites - Southern Arizona

December 8, 2003

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Superstition Mountain Area Geology - Virtual Field Trip

Superstition Mountain Area Geology
A Virtual Field Trip

The Superstition Mountains are a historic region near Phoenix, Arizona, so we must travel there in order to get up close and personal with the geology. During October the temperature in Phoenix is usually in the lower 90's with very low humidity. Residents are accustomed to wearing shorts and tanktops, so hopefully you packed several of each!

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Superstition Mountain Area Geology - Virtual Field Trip

Superstition Mountain Area Geology
A Virtual Field Trip

Now we're decending into the Phoenix airport. Notice how the city of Phoenix is in a valley surrounded by many different mountain ranges. We are interested in discovering the geologic features of these mountainous areas.

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Superstition Mountain Area Geology - Virtual Field Trip

Superstition Mountain Area Geology
A Virtual Field Trip

This is what the terrain looks like on the way to our campsite. There are many cacti in several different varieties. The most obvious, of course, are the Saguaro cacti standing tall in the background. Other species of cactus in this area include the Prickly Pear, Yucca, Cholla (which many desert visitors come to despise), and Barrel.

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Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Campsite.html3/7/2006 11:54:48 AM . 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/arrive4. there is a bathroom complete with shower and plenty of cactusfree areas to put your tent! The area provides two large group campsites. December 8. Don't worry. though.Superstition Mountain Area Geology . Arizona. called Usery Mountain Recreation Area. This is we'll stay for the duration of this trip. is outside of Tempe.

2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/arrive5. we unpack and relax. upon arrival at the campsite. There are tents to put up and favorite items to locate. everything needs to be stored away from pesky scorpions.html3/7/2006 11:54:53 AM .Superstition Mountain Area Geology . Plus. December 8.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Finally.

December 8. this campsite has several location choices for tents where there are few cacti growing.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Fortunately for us.html3/7/2006 11:55:41 AM .Superstition Mountain Area Geology . 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/arrive6.

html3/7/2006 11:56:46 AM . just in case we get too caught up in all the amazing Geology! December 8.Superstition Mountain Area Geology . 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/arrive7.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip At least the view from the campsite will let us know the way to Phoenix.

Superstition Mountain Area Geology . December 8.html3/7/2006 11:57:34 AM . 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/arrive8.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Sunset in the Desert at our Campsite.

December 8. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/meteor1.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Group on the Field Trip posing for a picture in the shade.html3/7/2006 11:57:39 AM .

Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip The ASU's Robert S.html3/7/2006 11:57:44 AM .Superstition Mountain Area Geology . December 8. Dietz Museum of Geology has all kinds of interesting natural items to view. This set of fossilized shark's teeth is just one of the wonders. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/meteor2.

The large meteorite in the middle is an iron meteorite from the event creating Barringer Crater in Arizona. December 8.html3/7/2006 11:58:39 AM .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip These are different meteorites from the Center for Meteorite Studies at ASU.Superstition Mountain Area Geology . 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/meteor3.

The lines are due to crystals of an iron-nickel alloy.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip This iron meteorites is also called an octahedrite.html3/7/2006 11:58:50 AM . called a Widmanstatten pattern. and are made visible by These types of meteorites are quite valuable. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/meteor4. due to these lines in criss-crossing patterns. December 8.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .

but this picture was taken by professionals at ASU.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip This type of meteorite is also called an octahedrite.html3/7/2006 11:59:32 AM .. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/meteor5.. so the Widmanstatten pattern is more visible.Superstition Mountain Area Geology . December 8.

Michigan.html3/7/2006 11:59:37 AM .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Stony chondrite from Rose City.Superstition Mountain Area Geology . 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/meteor6. These are the "plain" old meteorites found at the Center for Meteorite Studies. This picture was also taken at by ASU. December 8.

html3/7/2006 11:59:45 AM . Nebraska is another ordinary chondrite stored at the Center for Meteorite Studies at ASU. December 8.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip From Whitman. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/meteor7. Notice how it looks so similar to an Earth rock.

Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Barringer Meteor Crater in Arizona. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/meteor8.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .J. taken from the Center for Meteorite Studies website at ASU. December 8. Roddy and K. Photo by D.html3/7/2006 11:59:50 AM . USGS.Zeller.

2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/meteor9.Superstition Mountain Area Geology . Samples are cataloged and stored here.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip This is the storage room at the Center for Meteorite Studies where people from many different Universities and researchers go to find just the sample they are looking for. December 8.html3/7/2006 12:00:45 PM .

html3/7/2006 12:03:04 PM .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Here is an interesting fossil sample from the Robert S. This sample is in a slab of sandstone over 5 feet tall. Dietz Museum of Geology. December 8. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/meteor10.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .

The forest consists of the regional cactus and many interesting geologic formations. seen here. December 8. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/goldfield1.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip The geologic area we are exploring is part of Tonto National Forest.html3/7/2006 12:03:12 PM .Superstition Mountain Area Geology .

html3/7/2006 12:03:20 PM . December 8. but this very weathered specimen makes it hard to properly identify the minerals and texture present.Superstition Mountain Area Geology . we can see they are volcanic igneous rocks. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/goldfield2.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Taking a closer look at the rocks.

html3/7/2006 12:03:52 PM . December 8. but also provides better samples of the rocks to study.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Moving further up the hills gives not only a fantastic view. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/goldfield3.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .

sunny day. December 8. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/goldfield4.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip The view also provides a fantistic view of the pollution over the city of Phoenix. seen here as a haze blocking the mountains in the distance.html3/7/2006 12:04:29 PM .Superstition Mountain Area Geology . The valley Phoenix lies in traps most of the pollution. thereby creating the haze blocking view on even a beautiful.

Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Back to the geology. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/goldfield5.. Note. then seems to continue again towards the left edge of the picture.html3/7/2006 12:05:05 PM . December 8. starts on the second hill.. most likely a basalt. Looking back towards the forest shows some evidence of normal faulting in the region. moves up and continues on the next hill. the dark layer. This faulting could have been caused by one of the many caldera collapses in the region.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .

December 8.html3/7/2006 12:06:28 PM .Superstition Mountain Area Geology .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip This is a wider image of the area previously shown. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/goldfield6.

Superstition Mountain Area Geology .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Upon moving to the top of the hill. a beautiful outcrop of tuff can be seen stretching out across the next hill. December 8. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/goldfield7.html3/7/2006 12:06:35 PM . This deposit is very thick. and could indicate a large volcanic event in the region's plentiful history.

html3/7/2006 12:07:05 PM . December 8.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip All of the hills in this region seem to be composed of either the light volcanic rocks. mostly tuffs.Superstition Mountain Area Geology . or the darker basaltic rocks. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/goldfield8.

December 8.html3/7/2006 12:07:13 PM .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Hill with largely basaltic composition at the top.Superstition Mountain Area Geology . 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/goldfield9.

Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Along the way a good geologist always stops to study the rocks along the way. Watching how the rocks on the ground.html3/7/2006 12:07:41 PM . or float. December 8.Superstition Mountain Area Geology . changes as one moves across the terrain can be a good indicator that a new rock type in outcrops will soon appear. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/goldfield10.

2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/crazygulch1.html3/7/2006 12:07:53 PM .Superstition Mountain Area Geology .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip More about the rocks found in Crazy Gulch will be discussed at a later time. December 8.

2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/superstition1.html3/7/2006 12:08:09 PM . Geologists even argue as to the origins of these rocks. December 8.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip This is the Northern edge of the Superstition Mountain range. The name is very appropriate considering the amount of mystery and intrigue that surrounds these volcanic remnants.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .

very close to Superstition Mountain. mainly tuff. December 8. found near Weaver's Needle.html3/7/2006 12:10:32 PM . 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/superstition2.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Igneous rocks.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .

html3/7/2006 12:10:39 PM .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip More tuff from the Weaver's Needle area. December 8. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/superstition3.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .

2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/superstition4. How could this hill exist separate from the surrounding tuff? December 8.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .html3/7/2006 12:10:44 PM .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip This pronounced hill seems to be made up of the same tuff as the surrounding area.

This fault is found in a wash near Weaver's Needle.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip There is faulting in the region. as can be sen here in this distinctive border between a tuff and basaltic layer. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/superstition5.html3/7/2006 12:12:11 PM . December 8.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .

we assume the top will be a volcanic rock of basaltic composition.Superstition Mountain Area Geology . and our group will attempt the trek to see what types of rocks lie at the top.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip It is time to make a move to climb up Superstition Mountains.html3/7/2006 12:13:23 PM . From observation and through knowledge of the area. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/superstition6. December 8. There is a clearly marked trail to the top.

Superstition Mountain Area Geology .html3/7/2006 12:13:39 PM . December 8. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/superstition7.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip The long road ahead up into the Superstitions under a bright and hot sun.

html3/7/2006 12:14:05 PM .Superstition Mountain Area Geology . There are boulders of basalt along with large spire like basaltic formations.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip A view looking down from about one third of the way up the mountain. December 8. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/superstition8.

Superstition Mountain Area Geology .html3/7/2006 12:15:34 PM .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip More unusual geologic formations from atop Superstition Mountain. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/superstition9. December 8.

Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Massive expanses of volcanic rocks.Superstition Mountain Area Geology . no matter which way you turn. Looks like it is straight up from here! December 8. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/superstition10.html3/7/2006 12:15:40 PM .

Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip What a fantastic scene. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/superstition11. December 8. the discoloration seems to be due to weathering. Though the rocks look dark.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .html3/7/2006 12:17:06 PM .

2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/tourist1.html3/7/2006 12:17:18 PM . December 8.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip This reservoir is one of many that provides the Phoenix area with water.

2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/tourist2.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip http://www. December 8.goldfieldghosttown.com/index.html Just below Superstition Mountain lies the town of Goldfield.html3/7/2006 12:17:44 PM . a "ghost-town" entirely rebuilt for tourists. It is definitely a great place to escape the heat.

December 8. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/tourist3.wingilariver.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .com/ Several casinos in the area can give night owls something to do.html3/7/2006 12:17:49 PM .Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip http://www. One close to the Superstitions is the Gila River Casino.

2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/overview. Tourist sites in these areas are also included as reference and for browsers who may visit for vacationing purposes as well.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip On the virtual field trip both students and professional geologists can obtain an overall view of the rock types and structures present around the Phoenix area of Arizona.html3/7/2006 12:18:01 PM . December 8. Arizona and metamorphic rocks found in an area North of Phoenix.Superstition Mountain Area Geology . The area covered includes volcanic rocks and formations around the Superstition Mountain area South of Phoenix.

Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Arizona Maps: Counties Arizona Trail Shaded Relief Important Dams Rivers.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .html3/7/2006 12:18:12 PM . Streams. 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/maps. and Washes Annual Precipitation December 8.

pdf Volcanic Rock Types: q http://volcano.edu/ Arizona Regional Geology : q http://geology.edu/bulletin/bull23-4/art3.nau.d.d.html q http://geoheat.html q http://geology.arizona.edu/resources/museum/museum.ucc.html q http://geology.gov/ http://dana.htm Meteorites: q http://geology.csupomona.html q http://seds.csupomona.html q http://www.com/ file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/refmat.edu/alert/igneous/texture.edu/~rmorton/ronshome/Volcanology/Calderas.com/home.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/rocks.asp q http://www.lpl.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .csupomona.umn.edu/research/meteorites/meteorites.htm q http://geology.arizonatourism.asu.html q http://meteorites.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/meteorites.nodak.edu/drjessey/class/GSC425/Ig-Met9.und.htm q http://www.arizona.edu/~are-p/road_map/eco/geology.edu/~rmorton/ronshome/Volcanoes/calderas.html q Arizona Tourism : q http://www.lpl.html (1 of 2)3/7/2006 12:18:24 PM .oit.arizonaguide.azgs.edu/alert/igneous/igclass.umn.az.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Calderas: q http://www.asu.

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Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip Lesson Plans: Lesson 1 Worksheets: Lesson 1: Worksheet NC Standard Course of Study Areas Covered: High School Earth/Environmental Science December 8.Superstition Mountain Area Geology .html3/7/2006 12:18:31 PM . 2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/teaching.

2003 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/NCSU/PortfolioFiles/superstition/about. AZ during the NCSU fall break. please contact Shelby Gull. Katie. December 8. Kristen. please contact the Arizona State University. Thank you to all of the participants in this class who shared their time and pictures for this project.Virtual Field Trip Superstition Mountain Area Geology A Virtual Field Trip This site was created after completion of MEA599 at NC State University. including Ginger. Pictures on this site may be freely used for educational purposes.html3/7/2006 12:18:34 PM .Superstition Mountain Area Geology . we completed a trip to Phoenix. For this class. Fodor was the main instructor. The pictures and rock samples seen here were taken and collected at that time. Dr. For commercial use of photographs. "Skip" Stoddard also supervising. Shelby Gull. and she will contact the photographer. Any additional questions can be sent to the author of this site.net. For pictures sited to ASU. with Dr. at sgull@wcpss.

2. Discussion: • • • • • What things usually cause volcanoes like those that were once in Arizona? Why are there no longer volcanoes in Arizona? Where else in the United States are there volcanoes? Why? What would it be like to live in a desert? (This field trip took place in October. Use notes or another activity to review this information. including mountain building events. Students should come to a final answer. and was 85+ degrees the entire time) How might Phoenix. Take students to computer lab to complete Worksheet given. Students should return to classroom and discuss their worksheet answers with their group or partner. 4. Class will review answers as a whole with the teacher and come up with final answers for each question.Superstition Mountain Area Geology Virtual Field Trip Lesson Materials: Computer with Internet Access Copies of Worksheet Samples of Basalt and Tuff Rocks Plan: 1. This should be completed without teacher assistance or assistance of others. 3. Discuss types of volcanic rocks and Western geologic history. 5. Arizona decrease its air pollution? .

. Dark volcanic rocks are ______________. What types of rocks are in the Goldfield Mountains? 7. lighter volcanic rocks here are ________________.Name: ___________________________ Date: ___________ Period: _________ Superstition Mountain Area Geology Virtual Field Trip Worksheet 1. Arizona is a city in a valley surrounded by what geographic feature? 2. 4. what types of items can you see? List as many as possible. Phoenix. What types of faults are common in the Goldfield Mountains? What evidence presented shows this? 10. 5. The large layer of tuff indicates what type of event? 11. The famous meteor crater in Arizona is named the _______________ Meteor Crater. Why is the city of Phoenix so heavy with smog? 9. Do weathered or unweathered rocks provide a better sample for identification? 8. In the Geology Museum at Arizona State University. Iron meteorites can make a criss-cross pattern called a ___________________. 6. What type of biome exists in Arizona? What animals or plants live in this biome? 3.

17.Name: ___________________________ Date: ___________ Period: _________ 12. The top of the Superstitions are dark. People can get water from a manmade lake called a ________________. What type of rock is common in the Superstition Mountain area? 14. What events in history might have caused the large amount of faulting present in the Superstitions? 15. What do the rock formations on top of the Superstitions look like? Describe texture. and therefore probably what type of rock? 16. How do geologists think that the Superstition Mountains were created? 13. etc. . color. patterns.

Analyze and interpret data. Fossil evidence of past life.03 Evaluate the uses of satellite images and imaging techniques in the earth and environmental sciences. 2.02 Design and conduct scientific investigations to answer questions related to earth and environmental science. Statistical models of radioactive decay. Use a control or comparison group when appropriate. 3. . soil and geologic maps using scale and legends.02 Analyze the historical development of the theory of plate tectonics. • • • • • • • • Create testable hypotheses Identify variables. Origin of life. 2. Select and use appropriate measurement tools. Analyze the relationship between the rock cycle and processes in the atmosphere and hydrosphere. texture and mineral composition of rocks.03 Investigate and analyze the processes responsible for the rock cycle: • • • • • Analyze the origin. Identify forms of energy that drive the rock cycle. Relate rock formation to plate tectonics. Organize data into charts and graphs. 1.05 Create and interpret topographic.01 Assess evidence to interpret the order and impact of events in the geologic past: • • • • • • • • Relative and absolute dating techniques. Communicate findings. Divisions of Geologic Time Origin of the earth system.Arizona Field Trip NC Standard Course of Study Correlation High School Earth/Environmental Science 1. 2. Collect and record data. Stratigraphic principles. Trace the path of elements through the rock cycle. Uniformitarianism.

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