Geology 101 - The Amazing GeoRace!


Your chance to win BONUS POINTS on the final exam (and potentially, your final course grade)



 
Rules
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The race begins at 9 am sharp on Saturday, December 2nd, 2006. The race ends promptly at 3 pm on the same day, at which point the completion of the race will be indicated on this website. All email responses to The Amazing GeoRace must be received in my mailbox by 3 pm sharp!

Your goal will be to examine each of the images below, which show pictures of locations on campus where rocks are being put to some sort of use. You must answer all the questions for each site (generally involving a description of the site location, the rock type, and the use of the rock). All of these sites are readily accessible on the university campus. You do not need to climb, fall, swim, ski, forage, or trespass in order to find the sites. Please show respect for the campus facilities, and exercise caution at all times (you will need to cross roads). Dress in accordance with the weather! And don't forget to make a print out of this webpage so you know what you're looking for!

Once you have located all the sites (or as many as you decide to locate), type your answers into an email and send it to me at simkat@uidaho.edu.

For each site that you correctly locate and describe, you will earn half a percentage point bonus on the final exam. There are ten sites, so you can earn up to 5% bonus on the exam. BUT....you may not skip any sites. Your bonus points end at the first site number that you fail to locate. In other words, start at Site 1 (easiest to find) and work your way up to Site 10 (most difficult to locate). Your bonus points will be determined by how many consecutive site numbers you are able to locate. In other words, you do not have to locate all ten sites in order to receive any bonus points. For example, if you locate Sites 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8, your bonus will be 2.5% (because you skipped Site 6). If you correctly locate and describe ALL ten sites, you will receive an additional 1% bonus on your final course grade!

CAN YOU WORK IN TEAMS? Yes. You may work together in teams of up to FOUR people. All team members MUST actively participate in the race. There may be officials keeping track along the race route, so be prepared to have your team check in and prove their individual participation along the way! ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST RESPOND INDIVIDUALLY from their own email addresses. However, when you respond to me by email with your answers, you MUST list the names of the other members of your team. Do not include the names of people who did not participate.

PLEASE CHECK IN WITH SIMON AT HIS OFFICE IN McCLURE 303D IMMEDIATELY BEFORE STARTING THE RACE. THE RACE STARTS OUTSIDE McCLURE.



 
Site 1
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Examine the photo below. Then attempt to locate the site somewhere on campus. Once you have found the site, answer the questions posed below the photo. Then use the clues provided to move to the next site (and so on). You may encounter some sites out of sequence, in which case, always fill out the information for the site so you don't need to return to it later.

CLUE #1: Start out at the front of the Mines Building, where you take your labs. CHECK IN WITH SIMON IN McCLURE 303D BEFORE STARTING THE RACE!
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Make sure you engineer a good plan to find me!


1. What building is this site next to?
2. What type of rock is this?
3. How is the rock being used?



 
Site 2
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CLUE #2: Not very far south from where you are right now!
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A bridge not too far is where I am!


1. What building is this site next to?
2. What type of rock is this?



 
Site 3
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CLUE #3: "Administer" a correct directional walking plan from site 2 (but don't go too far!). Take note of the local architecture (a reflection of all that is biological?)!
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Wherefore art I?


1. What building is this site a part of?
2. What type of rock is this?
3. How is the rock being used?



 
Site 4
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CLUE #4: Follow the bells!
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I am not far from Nickel!


1. What building is this site next to?
2. What type of rock is this?
3. How is the rock being used?



 
Site 5
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CLUE #5: Head towards the houses of Greece!
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Simon KATtenhorn has never been to Athens.


1. What building is this site next to?
2. What type of rock is this?
3. How is the rock being used?



 
Site 6
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CLUE #6: Find Paradise and Go West! Energetically!
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U2 can find Elevation


1. What building is this site within?
2. What type of "rock" is this?
3. How is the rock being used?



 
Site 7
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CLUE #7: Hopefully this clue can accommodate you. It's a tall storey.
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Students are all ye who enter these gates!


1. What building is this site next to?
2. What type of rock is this?



 
Site 8
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CLUE #8: Act it out! Achtung!
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All the world's a stage.


1. What building is this site a part of?
2. What type of rock is this?
3. How is the rock being used?



 
Site 9
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CLUE #9: Sometimes we need to return to familiar places. Dong.
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Time can see me below.


1. What building is this site next to?
2. What type of rock is this?



 
Site 10
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CLUE #10: Away from the sentient, a place to escape.
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My own secret garden.


1. Where is this site?
2. What type of rock is this?
3. How is the rock being used?



FINISHED?! Then type out the answers to all the above questions and email them to me from your own personal email account to simkat@uidaho.edu. You can copy and paste the questions for each site shown below directly into your email program:

Site 1:
1. What building is this site next to?
2. What type of rock is this?
3. How is the rock being used?

Site 2:
1. What building is this site next to?
2. What type of rock is this?

Site 3:
1. What building is this site a part of?
2. What type of rock is this?
3. How is the rock being used?

Site 4:
1. What building is this site next to?
2. What type of rock is this?
3. How is the rock being used?

Site 5:
1. What building is this site next to?
2. What type of rock is this?
3. How is the rock being used?

Site 6:
1. What building is this site within?
2. What type of "rock" is this?
3. How is the rock being used?

Site 7:
1. What building is this site next to?
2. What type of rock is this?

Site 8:
1. What building is this site a part of?
2. What type of rock is this?
3. How is the rock being used?

Site 9:
1. What building is this site next to?
2. What type of rock is this?

Site 10:
1. Where is this site?
2. What type of rock is this?
3. How is the rock being used?