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GEOLOGY 11.

1: Laboratory Principles of Geology


1st Semester, AY 2015-2016
Credit: 1.0
Course Code: 40835
Section: FXY
Date and Time: F 2:30-5:30 AM
Room: NIGS 212
DAY
1

OBJECTIVES
(At the end of the lesson, the
student should be able to)
1. Be familiar with class policies
2. Get acquainted with class
members
1. Define a map in his/her own
words
2. Differentiate the types of maps
3. Recognize the different parts of
a map
4. Calculate map and field
distances
1. Construct topographic maps and
profiles
2. Identify prominent land features
in a topographic map
1. Calculate pace factor
2. Estimate distances using pace
factor
3. Use the compass correctly
4. Construct a simple map
1. Explain how crystals form from
melts & solutions
2. Recognize how different factors
affect the crystal formation

TOPICS

Instructor: Ms. Yvonne Ivy Doyongan


Faculty Room: NIGS 225
Research Laboratory: NIGS 013 (Nannoworks Laboratories)
Consultation Hours: W , TTh 8:30-11:30
E-mail: ydoyongan@nigs.upd.edu.ph
STUDENTS MATERIALS

Orientation

ASSIGNMENTS AND
SUBMISSIONS
Assignment:
1. 3x5 index card with
1x1 photo and personal
information
2. 1 Bluebook for quizzes

Exercise 1.1
1. Definition of map
2. Parts of a map
3. Types of maps
4. Calculating distances
Exercise 1.2
1. Topographic maps
2. Topographic profiles
3. Topographic features

Bond paper, tracing paper,


pencil, eraser, ruler,
calculator

Identify contour values in the


given map and construct a
topographic map and profile.
Answer discussion questions.

Exercise 2
1. Pace factor
2. Distances and the
use of a compass
3. Making a scaled map

Bond paper, cartolina,


pencil, eraser, ruler,
protractor, calculator,
coloring materials, Brunton
compass, meter tape

Create a map and formal report


of the site assigned to your
group. Remember the map
elements and parts for a good
map.

Exercise 3
1. Formation of
minerals from melts
and solutions

Seed crystal (to be provided


by instructor)

Take-home experiment on the


formation of crystals from melts
and solutions. Prepare a formal
report on the experiment.

See manual for materials to

1. Test the different mineral


properties on a sample
2. Identify the mineral based on its
diagnostic properties

2. Factors affecting
crystal formation

create grown crystal result

Exercise 4
1. Mineral properties
2. Mineral identification

Pencil, eraser, coloring


materials, ruler, hand lens,
steel knife, glass, Fe nail, Cu
coin, tile/streak plate,
magnet
Pencil, eraser, coloring
materials, ruler, hand lens,
steel knife, glass, Fe nail, Cu
coin, tile/streak plate,
magnet
Pencil, eraser, coloring
materials, ruler, hand lens,
hardness kit, calculator

1. Identify igneous rock samples


using either the Color Index or
the Mineral Assemblage and
IUGS diagram

Exercise 5
1. Igneous rock
identification

Pencil, eraser, coloring


materials, ruler, hand lens,
hardness kit, calculator
1. Identify the sedimentary rock
samples

Exercise 6
1. Sedimentary rock
identification

10

1. Identify sedimentary structures


2. Describe sedimentary structures

11

1.

Exercise 7
1. Sedimentary
structures and
environments
Exercise 8
1.
Metamorphic rock
identification

Identify metamorphic rocks

12

13

1.

Express geologic structures in


strikes & dip convention
2.
Reconstruct 3-D block

Exercise 9
1. Geologic structures
in strike and dip

Pencil, eraser, coloring


materials, ruler, hand lens,
hardness kit, diluted acid,
calculator
Bond paper, ruler, pencil,
eraser, coloring materials
Pencil, eraser, coloring
materials, ruler, hand lens,
hardness kit, diluted acid,
calculator
Pencil, eraser, coloring
materials, ruler, hand lens,
hardness kit, diluted acid,
calculator

Continue Exercise 4 (Mineral


Identification). Checking of the
exercise will be done 1 hour
before the class ends.

Continue Exercise 5 (Igneous


Rock Classification). Checking of
the exercise will be done 1 hour
before the class ends.
Checking of exercise will be
done 1 hour before class ends.

Continue Exercise 8
(Metamorphic Rock
Classification). Checking of
exercise will be done 1 hour
before class ends.

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15

diagrams given strike & dip of


geologic structures
1. Locate earthquake epicenter
1. Reconstruct chronology of
geologic events using principles
of relative dating

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FILE CARD
The following information should be written
on your 3x5 index card: Name (last name,
given name, middle initial), student#, course,
present and permanent address, email
address, contact #, person to contact in case
of emergency. Please paste your recent 1x1
picture at the upper right hand corner of the
index card and write down your class
schedule at the back.
MATERIALS
All referred to in the REQUIREMENTS
column. All bond paper sizes referred to are
A4 size papers.
FORMAL REPORT GUIDELINES
The report should be written in an A4 coupon
bond with 1 margin at the edges. Line
spacing should be 1 for text outside tables
and 1 for text inside tables. Font is preferably
Arial and its size is preferably 11. The text
should be left justified. The report should
contain
the following:
title, objectives of the
experiment,
methodology,
results
and
discussion, conclusion, references.
GRADING SYSTEM
11 exercises (@3% each)
Quizzes

= 33%
= 12%

convention
Exercise 10
1. Earthquake
epicenter
Exercise 11
1. Principles of Relative
Dating
2 LONG EXAMS
GRADE EQUIVALENTS
1.0
96-100
1.25
91.50-95.99
1.5
87.00-91.49
1.75
82.50-86.99
2.0
78.00-82.49
2.25
73.50-77.99
2.5
69.00-73.49
2.75
64.50-68.99
3.0
60.00-64.49
4.0
56.00-59.99
5.0
<55
LATE EXERCISES
Late exercises will not be accepted.
MISSED EXERCISES
All make-up exercises will be given only to
students with excused absences. They will
be given at the end of the semester, unless
scheduled earlier.

CLASS POLICIES
1. Classes starts at 2:35pm. Attendance will
be checked at 2:45pm. Instructions will not
be repeated for latecomers.
2. Eating and drinking is allowed inside the
laboratory.
3. All bags must be placed at the sides of
the classroom or under the tables; only
relevant materials must be on top of the
table.
4. Unless informed, all exercises are
individual. Groupings may be formed to
facilitate better learning.
5. Bring the required materials. Borrowing
is
highly
discouraged.
6. Checked exercises will be returned only
before each exam. Deductions will be given
to those with incomplete or lost exercises.
7. Use of electronic devices is prohibited
during lectures/discussions. You may use
the laptops during exercises.
8. Three (3) lates is equivalent to one (1)
unexcused absence. More than three (3)
excused and unexcused absences will earn
you a grade of 5.0 (failing grade) for the
course.
9. If you wish to consult me regarding the
lessons, please notify me beforehand.
10.
Any
form
of
cheating
in
examinations or any act of dishonesty
in
relation
to studies,
such
as

2 long exams (@27.5% each)


TOTAL of 100%

= 55%

Final exam will be given to those with prefinal


grade of 2.75 and below.
Pre-Final Grade = 70%
Final Grade = 30%
TOTAL of 100%

plagiarism,
shall
disciplinary action.

be

subject

to