NATS 183: EARTH SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
M 6:10-7:35, KH 3082
Instructor: Steve LaDochy
Office: KH C-4061
Office Hours: MW 2-4; T 3-5
NATS 183 is
mainly for students preparing for a multiple subject credential. Material
covered includes the basic concepts of Earth Science with reference to
Textbook and Online Resources:
GEOS (custom edition for CSULA), Lutgens and Tarbuck, Pearson Learning Solutions, 2010 or Foundations of Earth Science, Lutgens and Tarbuck, 5th or 6th eds.
The textbook contains an accompanying web site containing review questions, web links and other resources. We will use some of these resources for some of your assignments. The web site is at: http://www.mygeoscienceplace.com .
There is also
lab manual you
can purchase at the off-campus
Internet access is required since much of the course content will be posted online. The course website is at: http://instructional1.calstatela.edu/sladoch/Geog101/geog101homepage.htm
WEEK 3-Monday is a holiday, no lab. You can work at home and bring completed work next week. Lab 3 is in the lab manual. Answer all questions on pages 13-18. Email me if you have questions.
Week 5 Lab: Virtual Earthquake, p. 33 in lab manual is an online activity. Please do the lab at home and hand in the Certificate upon completion. See link near bottom of webpage.
Week 6 Lab: Hawaiian Islands/ Plate Tectonics
Week 7 Lab: Coastal Erosion/ Sea Level Rise
Week 8 Lab: Relative Dating: Who’s on First? P. 34 in the lab manual.
Week 9 Lab: How Level is Sea Level? P. 37, 38 in the lab manual.
Week 10 Lab: Write a 2-page critique of an ESSEA educational module.
Guidelines for your report- click here. This lab will count twice as much as others.
Email me the results of self-tests True/False, Mult. Choice, and Identification questions Ch. 5-11 before the final.
Mid-term #1: Mon Feb. 3rd Study Guide (Ch. 1-4)
Also review questions from the Prentice-Hall website.
Final Exam: Mon., Mar. 17th 7:30 pm You may bring a 5x7” (or 2 3x5”) notecard.
Rocks, weathering Rocks Weathering
Mass Wasting, slides
Course Internet Activities: