Roger Weller, geology instructor
Physical Geology-GLG 101
Criteria for Term Project-Web Page
1. Deadline is Monday, April 23, 2018 classtime.
turning reports in earlier is strongly encouraged.
2. Reports can be on CDs, flash drives, or emailed.
3. Font style:
Calibri, font size for text- 12 bold, spacing-1.5
4. Titles should be no larger than 18 font.
5. I prefer
report to be done in Microsoft Word with the pictures pasted in.
DO NOT WRAP TEXT AROUND ILLUSTRATIONS******
Place photos between paragraphs!
The web editor that I am using, Front Page, scrambles photos and text together
if the text is wrapped around or to the side of the photo.
6. The end of the report should contain accurate addresses for URLs that pertain to
your topic (there should a minimum of at least 5; more are better).
7. If you wish to use someone's photo or illustration that is on the Internet for your report,
try to get permission to use the illustration.
Also, always credit the source. Illustrations are very useful in making your web page interesting.
You can use any of my photos on the geology home page, because you will not be infringing on any copyright laws.
8. Any topic in geology will do, but try to pick one that is of interest or use to you.
Also, do not do a report on a topic that has already been done by previous students.
check the list of student presentations on the Cochise Geology Home Page.
Write the report as if you were trying to explain something
to the person sitting next to you.
10. If you are stuck for a topic to work on or if you are having troubles trying to find materials come and talk with me.
11. Web page writing is different than regular report writing.
Paragraphs are shorter and you are expected to come to the point quickly and clearly.
12. Avoid using a colored background.
13. Above all, do not wait until the last minute.
14. The report is equal in weight to a test (20%), so consider it seriously.
15. It is difficult to set limits on the amount of text and illustrations,
but you will probably need at least 1000 words.
The report should be less than 7 screens, unless you use a lot of illustrations.
16. If you do not wish to have your report converted into a web page, you are not required to.
If you do not want it to become a web page, it will not count against you.
You have the right to not to have your name posted
with the title of your paper when it is posted on the Internet.
You also have the right to not have your term paper
posted on the Internet.
You must let your instructor know of your choice before you turn
your term paper in.
Suggestions for Topics (you might think of others)
agate formation process
quartz crystals from Mt. Ida in Arkansas
how diamonds are formed in Nature
Herkimer diamonds (quartz crystals) from New York
magnetite vs. hematite
world's largest crystals
elements (uses, deposits, minerals, value)
formation of turquoise and the treating of turquoise
jade vs. serpentine
how to facet gemstones
how are the tiniest faceted gemstones are created?
Where is sodalite found? Why is it so rare?
turquoise vs. variscite
Where is nickel mined and how has the price of nickel varied in the past 20 years?
of the USA
oil reserves of the USA
new Canadian mines
how marble is mined and polished
future of copper mining in Arizona
how to stake a mining claim
tungsten mines in SE Arizona
helium wells in northern Arizona
marble quarries in Cochise County
What is the future availability of petroleum?
Arizona coal deposits and mining
small mines in Cochise county
The return of mining in Bisbee
use of minerals and rocks
How much do granite countertops cost and how are they made?
quartz used in watches (piezoelectric effect and lab-grown quartz crystals)
powdered quartz used in prepared foods
How and where is window glass made?
What is the chemical reaction in the making of concrete?
Where does asphalt come from? When are we going to run out of it?
What causes the weathering of asphalt?
gasification of coal (real timely topic)
lithography using lithographic limestone
What is asphalt and where does it come from.
weathering and soils
the chemical weathering of feldspar and other silicate minerals
soil testing (looking for expanding soils)
salinization of soils in the western part of USA
the loss of soil due to erosion
What soils are the best for growing certain crops, such as chilies or grapes?
ice on Mars
the origin of tektites
the type of rocks found on the moon
coronae on Venus
volcanism and igneous rocks
volcanic hazards in the USA
volcanoes in Arizona
Hopi Buttes diatremes
volcanism is the Grand Canyon
Is Mt. Rainier getting ready to erupt?
Valles caldera, New Mexico
Colorado calderas and gold
coquina limestone in construction
metamorphism and metamorphic rocks
contact metamorphism in Cochise County
cutting and polishing marble
the different types of marble
where can be used and where it should not be used
The 1887 earthquake in Sonora, Mexico and how if affected Arizona
earthquakes in the Grand Canyon village area
earthquake engineering (developing resistant structures)
earthquakes in Yellowstone National Park
the San Francisco earthquake
the Charleston, South Carolina earthquake
the Mexico City earthquake
the national earthquake detection system
drinking water standards
How good is the water quality in the Sierra Vista area?
disposal of nuclear waste
geothermal energy-recent trends
glaciers and ice
causes of the Ice Ages
wind and deserts
types of sand dunes
hurricanes as geological forces
geology of the Willcox playa in Cochise County
the Basin and Range Province in Arizona
formation of the Himalaya mountains
formation of the Andes mountains
Hawaiian hot spot
The Great Meteor hot spot
oceanic ridge system
rivers, oceans, and lakes
flooding of the San Pedro river
Rio Grande river
Mississippi river and delta
carbon 14 radiometric age dating
potassium-argon radiometric dating
geology of Monument Valley
How to buy maps from the USGS
restrictions on collecting on Federal lands
geology lab exercises for K-12 students
areas with radon problems
How does the Army Corps of Engineers use geologists?
How do you become a certified engineering geologist?