Posted by Maren on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 9:36pm.
I am in need of help with my final project in Geology. I have to create a 12-15slide powerpoint presentation on Factors and Forces of Geological Features. I have the final rubric
Final Rubric: |Factors and Forces of Geological Features
Objective of Exercise:
· Choose a state or one of the following regions:
o Region 1: Interior Plain
o Region 2: Appalachian Highlands
o Region 3: Rocky Mountain System
o Region 4: Pacific Mountain System
o Region 5: Atlantic Plain
· Create a 12- to 15-slide PowerPoint® presentation for your selected state or region.
· Address the following in your PowerPoint®:
o Describe the various geologic events that have occurred in your region.
o Describe the geological features and various types of rocks that formed in the area (for example, mountains, craters, canyons, volcanoes, fault lines, or folds).
o Choose one of these geological features to research. What is the most prevalent rock type of the feature? Describe the mineral composition of the rock type.
o How old is your geologic feature? Estimate the absolute age of the geological feature, and discuss a methods used to determine the age.
o What geologic event created your chosen geological feature? Discuss the process of plate tectonics related to the formation.
o Discuss the significance of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks in your region.
o Discuss the type(s) of weathering and erosion processes that has most likely affected the physical appearance of your geological feature.
o Discuss any significant water, ocean, desert, or glacial feature(s) associated with your region, and the process involved with creating one of them.
o Discuss resources that are abundant in the region and the importance and economic value of this resource to the region or nation.
o In conclusion, discuss why you selected this geological feature for your written assignment.
Content and Development
170 Points Possible Points Possible Points Earned Comments
Used 12 to 15 slides. 4
Covered all key elements of the assignment in a substantive way. 10
Described the various geologic events that have occurred in the selected region. 10
Described the geological features and various types of rocks that formed in the selected area. 10
Focused on a specific geological feature for research. 10
Described the most prevalent rock type of the feature and described the mineral composition of the rock type. 10
Discussed the geologic feature age. 10
Estimated the absolute age of the geological feature, and discussed a methods used to determine the age. 10
Discussed a geologic event that created the chosen geological feature. 10
Discussed the process of plate tectonics related to the geological formation. 10
Discussed the significance of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks in the selected region. 10
Discussed the type(s) of weathering and erosion processes that has most likely affected the physical appearance of the geological feature. 10
Discussed any significant water, ocean, desert, or glacial feature(s) associated with the region, and the process involved with creating one of them. 10
Discussed resources that are abundant in the region and the importance and economic value of this resource to the region. 10
Discussed why this geological feature was selected for the written assignment. 10
Included graphics. 4
Included speaker notes. 4
The content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive. 3
The writing developed a central theme or idea directed toward the appropriate audience. 3
The slideshow links theory to relevant examples and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly. 3
Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically. 3
The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points. 3
The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points. 3
50 Points Possible Points Possible Points Earned Comments
The presentation, including the title slide, reference slide, follows APA formatting guidelines. 13
The presentation is laid out with effective use of headings, and font styles. 13
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed. 12
Spelling is correct. 12
Total Points 220 Submitted on Time?
Date Due and Date Submitted: Yes! Full Credit
Adjusted Points Comments
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