EARTH SCIENCES TEACHING

EARTH SCIENCES TEACHING

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Code
98907
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9022 Geological sciences (LM-74) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
GEO/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Geological sciences)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Through examples of the experimental activities with limited length and easily reproposed in the school context, it will be recognized in the daily environment, literature and communication media some arguments of earth sciences' relevance in order to  learning to use them in teaching and highlighting the educational potentials.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

A) FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF GEOLOGY: 1) CONCEPT OF ACTUALISM; 2) CONCEPT OF OVERHEAD OVERLAPPING; 3) TIME CONCEPT IN GEOLOGY; 4) DIRECT AND INDIRECT OBSERVATION'S CONCEPT.

B) EARTH COMPOSITION: 1) PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EARTH; 2) METEORITES AND THEIR CLASSIFICATION; 3) CHARACTERS AND CLASSIFICATION OF SEISMIC WAVES; 4) DISCONTINUITY CONCEPT; 5) FLOW DIAGRAM INTERNAL MODELING OF THE EARTH; 6) BOUGER'S ANOMALY AND ITS MEANING; 7) CONCEPT OF ISOSTASY.

C) PLATE TECTONICS: 1) PALEONTOLOGICAL DATA; 2) TOPOGRAPHY OF THE OCEANS  AND THEIR CHARACTERS; 3) DEVELOPMENT OF A DORSAL: THE CASE OF THE AFAR; 4) CHARACTERS OF A DIVERGENT OR DORSAL MARGIN; 5) AGE OF THE OCEANS AND CONTINENTS; 6) MAGNETIC BANDS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE; 7) GPS MONITORING PLATE'S MOVEMENT; (CASE JAPAN AND ITALY); 8) CONVERGENT MARGINS: GENERAL CHARACTERS AND TYPOLOGIES; 8) TRIPLE AND OBLIQUE MARGINS - GENERAL CHARACTERS AND EXAMPLES; 9) OROGENESIS CONCEPT; 9) THE WILSON CYCLE; 10) ELEMENTS OF GEODYNAMICS; 11) STRUCTURAL LEVELS AND TECTONIC ASSOCIATIONS; 12) CLASSIFICATION OF THE  OROGENS (URONIAN-CALEDONIAN-VARISICAN-ALPINE-APPENNINE-APPAIATE METAMORPHIC BELTS); 13) VOLCANIES AND THEIR TYPOLOGIES; 14) BRITTLE AND DUCTILE TECTONICS (JOINTS AND FOLDS)

D) THE ROCKS: 1) TYPOLOGY: MAGMATIC R.;   SEDIMENTARY R.; METAMORPHIC R. 2) MAGMATIC AND MINERAL PROCESS; 3) SEDIMENTARY PROCESS: EROSION, TRANSPORTATION AND DEPOSITION; CLASSIFICATION, SEDIMENTARY STRUCTURES; FACIES CONCEPT; 4) METAMORPHIC PROCESS: TYPES OF METAMORPHISM AND MINERAL INDEX; FACIES CONCEPT; METAMORPHISM AND TECTON ENVIRONMENTS

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: agree directly with the teacher

Exam Board

FRANCO ELTER (President)

LAURA GAGGERO

ROBERTO ANTIGA