ES104 Earth System Science I
(Solid Earth and Lithosphere)


Class Syllabus (Adobe Acrobat Format)

ES104 Fall 2007 Class Syllabus
  • Tarbuck and Lutgens Earth Science Text: 10th and 11th Edition Chapter Comparison

    2007-2008 Finals Schedule

    Bulletin Board **Check Here for Class News and Events**

    New Posting: ES104 Lab Manual Updated Fall 2012 (most up to date version as of August 2014)


    New Reading / Resource: Outside Magazine 2011 - Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Predictions


    Have a Good Break and Happy Holiday!!


    Taylor ES104 MW Lecture Section - Final Grades as of Dec. 6, 2007
    Taylor ES104 TR Lecture Section - Final Grades as of Dec. 6, 2007

    Taylor ES104 M Lab Final Grades as of Dec. 5, 2007
    Taylor ES104 W Lab Grades as of Dec. 5, 2007


    Class Notes

    The class notes are organized according to their order of occurrence throughout the term. They are available in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) Format. Acrobat Reader is invoked as a plug-in within the web browser environment. It is available on most machines at WOU. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free by returning to Taylor's Home Page

    Exam study guides will be included as the term progresses. Please check future postings as exam time approaches

    Class Notes - Introduction to Earth System Science
    Class Notes - Basic Math Review
    Class Notes - Basic Science Review

    Class Notes - The Earth in Context: Universe and Solar System

  • Video Exercise: Solar Empire I - A Star is Born

    Class Notes - Plate Tectonics
  • Video Exercise: Birth of a Theory
  • Video Exercise: Earth Interior

    Class Notes - Earthquakes
  • Video Exercise: Earthquakes and Seismology

    Class Notes - Earthquake Hazards in Oregon
  • Video Exercise: Oregon Field Guide - Seismic Hazards of the Pacific Northwest

    Class Notes - Matter, Atoms, Compounds
    Class Notes - Minerals
    Class Notes - Igneous Rocks
  • Link to Rock Cycle Animations

    Class Notes - Volcanoes and Igeneous Activity
  • Video Exercise: Volcanism

    Figures / Overheads to Accompany Selected Class Notes

    Powerpoint Slide Shows to Accompany Class Notes


    Class Homework Assignments

    Homework Instructions:

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    Click Here to Go to WebCT and the Homework Page

    Fall 2007: Taylor ES 104 MW Section - WebCT Usernames
    Fall 2007: Taylor ES 104 TR Section - WebCT Usernames

    ES104 Lab Materials (Taylor Lab Sections)

    Lab Quiz 1 - Mon. Oct 29 and Wed. Oct. 31; see lab answer keys and study guides below

    Fall 2007 ES100 Lab Schedule (NS017 - Use for Make-up Labs)

    Fall 2007: ES 104 Taylor Lab Syllabus and Pre-Lab Questions

    ES104 Lab Manual - Fall 2007

    Introductory Quantitative Exercise / Unit Conversions

    Lab 1 - Link to Moon Phase Model
    Lab 1 - Link to Earth Seasons Model

    Answer Key: Homework 1 Quantitative Exercise
    Answer Key: Lab 1 Models and Systems
    Answer Key: Lab 2 Solar System

  • Data Studio- Speed of Sound Setup File

    Answer Key: Lab 3 Light and Telescopes

    Lab 3 - Link to National Optical Astronomy Observatory

    Answer Key: Lab 4 Plate Tectonics

    Lab 4 Link to Plate Tectonics Animation Website

    Answer Key: Lab 5 Earthquakes
  • Additional Lab Exercise: Pasco Seismometer Activity

    Answer Key: Lab 6 Minerals
    Answer Key: Lab 7 Igneous Rocks
  • Link to Rock Cycle Animations

    Answer Key: Lab 8 Volcanoes

    Lab Quiz 1 Study Guide
    Lab Quiz 2 Study Guide
    Mineral Identification Guide
    Rock Identification Guide

    Lecture Study Guides

    A General Guide For Studying Physical Science
    Quiz 1 Study Guide
    Mid-Term Study Guide
    Quiz 2 Study Guide
    Final Exam Study Guide