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Uop Sci 245 Week 9 Final Project Factors and Forces of Geological Features

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•    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 
•    Review the different regions at: http://tapestry.usgs.gov
•    Create a 12- to 15-slide PowerPoint® presentation for your selected state or region. 
•    Address the following in your PowerPoint®: 
o    Describe the various geologic events that have occurred in your region. 
o    Describe the geological features and various types of rocks that formed in the area (for example, mountains, craters, canyons, volcanoes, fault lines, or folds). 
o    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. 
o    How old is your geologic feature? Estimate the absolute age of the geological feature, and discuss methods used to determine the age. 
o    What geologic event created your chosen geological feature? Discuss the process of plate tectonics related to the formation. 
o    Discuss the significance of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks in your region. 
o    Discuss the type(s) of weathering and erosion processes that has most likely affected the physical appearance of your geological feature. 
o    Discuss any significant water, ocean, desert, or glacial feature(s) associated with your region, and the process involved with creating one of them. 
o    Discuss resources that are abundant in the region and the importance and economic value of this resource to the region or nation. 
o    In conclusion, discuss why you selected this geological feature for your PowerPoint® presentation. 
o    Include...

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