Geology 10 is an introduction to the Earth’s composition and materials, the Earth’s birth and evolution, structure of the Earth’s surface and interior, how the Earth works in light of plate tectonic theory and inferred mantle convection, and why the Earth is habitable to life as we know it. In the Bay Area we live on a major transform plate boundary, a situation lending itself to many interesting local field trip opportunities! We will explore the three basic types of plate boundaries (transform, divergent plus convergent) and the volcanism, earthquakes and rocks associated with these plate boundary types.
Geology 10 is also a good preparatory course for students before taking the more rigorous Geology 1.
Use the links below to access course materials for Peter Olds’ section of Geo 10: