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Introduction to Geology @ UNI - Dr. Heinzel

Syllabus Spring 2019

Useful links = The Scientific Method , even better try this or this Hypotheses Versus Theories

Lecture slides

#1 Geology, Environments, and Earth History

#2 Continents, Seas & Plate tectonics

#3 Minerals

Test 1 Friday - Feb. 8

#4 Igneous rocks and Metamorphic rocks

#5 Sedimentary rocks and fossils

Test 2 - Tuesday Feb. 26 - Part 1 (Lab) Mineral & Rock Identification and Part 2 - Mineral & Rock

#6 Earth's Geologic Resources and Mining

#7 The Midwest's Geologic Resources

#8 Mountains & Earthquakes

#9 Volcanoes

Test 3 , Friday, March 15

#10 The Earth, Climate Change, and Humanity

#11 Weathering and soils

#12 Rivers and flooding

#13 Groundwater and Karst

Test 4 - Tuesday, April 23

#14 Glaciers

# 15 Energy


Final Lecture Exam = Wednesday, May 8, 10 to 11:50AM

Latham Hall Rm. 125


Video/lecture assistance

Video Vault

Lab assistance

Minerals (not all 30 but with physical properties)

Igneous Rock Identification

Sedimentary Rocks


Iowa Geological and Water Survey

United States Geological Survey


Previous links...

University of Northern Iowa Earth and Environmental Science Fanpage

6th Mass Extinction? AND Center for Biological Diversity - The Extinction Crisis


Science mp3s

John McPhee Assembles California , Plate Tectonics

Environmental education Talk of Iowa

Bill Nye and Human Evolution

Climate Change and our National Parks

Changing Climate Means Changing Oceans

Americans Fail the Climate Quiz