Geography 100: Physical Geography, Spring 2005

Laboratory Outline

T or R 1:00 - 2:50 PM, Conant Science Bldg. #309; all labs due one (1) week after lab assignment date

Lab

Date

Topic

Preparation

 

Jan. 18th or 20nd

Lab Expectations and Preview of lab #1

none

1

25th or 27th

Location, Time and Seasons on Earth

Pre-Lab + Lecs. 1 & 2

2

Feb. 1st or 3rd

Map Reading

Pre-Lab + Lec. 3

3

8th or 10th

The Greenhouse Effect and the Ozone Layer

(Meet in room #201; bring 3.5 Floppy Diskette)

Lecs. 5 & 6

4

15th or 17th

Atmosphere I: Temperature, Air Pressure, Wind

Pre-Lab + Lecs. 7 & 8

-

22th or 24th

NO LABS this WEEK

none

5

Mar. 1st or 3rd

Atmosphere II: Humidity and Clouds

Pre-Lab + Lec. 9

6

22nd or 24th

Atmosphere III: Weather Analysis

Lec. 10

7

29th or 31st

Climate Zones on Earth

Pre-Lab + Lec. 12

-

Apr. 5th or 7th

NO LABS this WEEK

none

8

12th or 14th

The Hydrologic Cycle

Pre-Lab + Lec. 15

9

19th or 21st

The Rock Cycle, Weathering and Mass Wasting

Lecs. 16 & 17

10

26th or 28th

Stream, Coastal and Glacial processes

Pre-Lab + Lecs. 18 & 20

11

May 3rdor 5th

Landforms of Southeastern Massachusetts

(due on day of Final Exam)

Lecs. 18 & 20

 

Lab requirements:

         Materials:

o        One 2 inch ring binder to keep your lab work (and lecture notes) organized

o        One 3.5 floppy diskette

         Procedure: Read the pre-lab material and assigned readings prior to the lab period. Follow the procedure in the pre-lab.

         Laboratory Grade: Your lab grade will depend on three, equally weighted, factors:

1)      Progress during assigned laboratory period (1/3rd of lab grade): You must be in the lab room and actively engaged in the assigned exercises/experiments to receive credit.

2)    Accuracy of answers (1/3rd of lab grade): Labs will be collected and graded one (1) week after the assigned lab period. You will receive graded labs within one week of turning them in.

3)      Lab Quizzes (1/3rd of lab grade): two (2) lab tests will be announced during lecture and given during your assigned lab, one (1) week after the announcement.