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Geologic Resources of Iowa

Syllabus - 2019 Iowa's Geologic Resources

Presentation viewing links - The link should take you to your adobe connect log on page, once you sign in you shoul have access to the presentation.

Session 1 (March 11, 2019) = Click HERE for the Session 1 Recording

Session 2 (March 25, 2019) = Click HERE for the Session 2 Recording

Session 3 (April 8, 2019) = Click HERE for the Session 3 Recording

Session 4 (April 22, 2019) = Click HERE for the Session 4 Recording

Lecture slides

Session 1 - Part 1 History and the Importance of Geology in Iowa PDF slides ( Powerpoint Slides )

Session 1 - Part 2 Geology Concepts, Principles and Tools PDF slides ( Powerpoint Slides )

Session 2 - Part 1 - Minerals and Rocks of Iowa ( Powerpoint Slides )

Session 3 - Iowa's Bedrock ( Powerpoint Slides )

Session 4a - Economic Geology in the Upper Midwest (Powerpoint Slides)

Session 4b - Session Iowa's Surfacial Geology in powerpoint, We did NOT get this these April 2019

Homework (HW) - Try to submit these to my e-mail , if you cannot make that deadline, just let me know, I know you are all busy, but try to stay up to date

PreTest HW - Due on or before Sunday March 17, 5pm (same but in .pdf)

Lecture 1 HW - Due on or before Friday March 22, anytime, (same but in .pdf)

Lecture 2 HW - Due on or before Friday April 5, anytime (same but in .pdf)

Lecture 3 HW - Try to use the following ID charts to identify the samples you received. The samples are not numbered so just place them on a piece of paper and/or white board and name them based on their physical properties take a photo of you work and e-mail it to me.......................Due on or before April 19 Here are theidentification charts, UNI Mineral Identification AND Rock Identification

No Homework for Session 4

Iowa Landforms (old version), Info. from the IA DNR , and a map



Plate tectonics

Blog series about our developing understanding of plate tectonics, interesting

NY Times - Animated Pangea Video

Evolution and deep time

Science, Evolution and Creationism (National Academy of Sciences)

Here is another link for helping people understand the accuracy of radiometric dating

One of my favorite podcasts, that outlines my personal outlook on science and religion, Link to the Krista Tippett interview of Xavier Le Pichon You can download the podcast here


National Center for Science Education (NCSE) - Defedning the Teaching of Evolution and Climate Science

Iowa Geological Survey

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Climate Change 2013 - The Physical Science Basis)

Earth Science Literacy

This website is excellent too, please check it out !!!

UNI_CAT-ID Guidebook


Past news and comments

Summary from our 'pre-meeting' March 3 including a section of FAQs