Factors and Forces of Geological Features PPT

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Factors and Forces of Geological Features PPT

Choose a state or one of the following regions:
o Region 1: Interior Plain
o Region 2: Appalachian Highlands
o Region 3: Rocky Mountain System
o Region 4: Pacific Mountain System
o Region 5: Atlantic Plain

· Create a 12- to 15-slide PowerPoint® presentation for your selected state or region.
· Address the following in your PowerPoint®:

  • Describe the various geologic events that have occurred in your region.
  • Describe the geological features and various types of rocks that formed in the area (for example, mountains, craters, canyons, volcanoes, fault lines, or folds).
  • Choose one of these geological features to research. What is the most prevalent rock type of the feature? Describe the mineral composition of the rock type.
  • How old is your geologic feature? Estimate the absolute age of the geological feature, and discuss methods used to determine the age.
  • What geologic event created your chosen geological feature? Discuss the process of plate tectonics related to the formation.
  • Discuss the significance of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks in your region.
  • Discuss the type(s) of weathering and erosion processes that has most likely affected the physical appearance of your geological feature.
  • Discuss any significant water, ocean, desert, or glacial feature(s) associated with your region, and the process involved with creating one of them.