- You will choose one conceptual idea from the list below. Each item in the list has a Chapter and Section number in parentheses to indicate the textbook section to use for reference as the starting point for creating your Concept Sketch.
- In creating your Concept Sketch you will need to ensure the following:
- Essential ideas all shown
- AND Described in your own words
- Important relationships correctly portrayed
- No conceptual errors or evidence of misunderstanding.
- Your Concept Sketch should be detailed, and clearly drawn
- To not lose points, make sure that your Concept Sketch is properly labeled.
- Your assignment should be completed one side of an 8½ ” x 11” sheet of paper.
- You will turn in your Concept Sketch assignment by uploading a digital image of your sketch, either as a scanned copy, or a digital photograph (using a digital camera, smartphone, or tablet, etc.). To upload a digital copy of your sketches, use the link provided within Canvas. It is recommended that the digital copies be a jpeg or pdf file.
- Please inspect your digital file before submitting it to make sure it is legible. If your submission is not legible, you will receive a grade of one point (1) for that assignment.
- Please check that your concept sketch uploads are in the proper orientation, i.e., it should not be upside down or sideways. Several scanning apps are available for free online for your smartphone, tablet, or PC.
Questions. Choose 1 option from the list below.
1. Sketch and explain what happens during the erosion of mountain belts. (8.2C)
2. Sketch and describe how volcanism, thrust faulting, normal faulting, and folding can each build mountains (8.3).
3. Sketch, label, and explain three ways that joints play a role in weathering (9.2A). In addition, explain how surface area increases and why this is important in weathering (9.2D).
4. Sketch and explain how the rate and depth of weathering are affected by the type of climate (9.5).
5. Sketch and explain the process of spheroidal weathering and how it is expressed in landscapes (9.6).
6. Sketch and explain how wind transports material. Include a separate sketch and description for how wind blows sand in a dune and how this forms cross beds (9.9).
7. Describe a natural bridge, sketch and explain the process by which a natural bridge forms, and list the other features likely to be associated with a natural bridge (9.10).
8. Sketch the main features associated with karst topography and how each feature forms. (9.11 and 9.12)
9. Sketch and explain the hydrologic cycle as it relates to soil (10.2A).
10. Sketch, label, and describe the main soil horizons (O, A, E, B, C) (10.3A). In addition, sketch, label, and describe the soil horizons formed in temperate climates, tropical climates, and arid climates (10.3C).
11. Sketch and describe the processes that occur during soil formation, including what is meant by zone of leaching and zone of accumulation. (10.3B)
12. Sketch and describe the role that gravity and other factors play in slope stability, and sketch and explain the concept of the angle of repose (10.9).