SES 4U – Earth and Space Science

Internal and Surfical Earth Processes, or Earth History

The aim of this program is to introduce students to the geology and geomorphology of Southern Ontario. Students use a GPS (Global Positioning System) device and some basic mapping skills to find their way to activity stations in the forest where they explore the geological history of our region. In class discussion and activities can be tailored to specific needs of class.

Key Concepts:

  • Geological history in Canada (Dating of rocks/strata and geological time)
  • Geomorphological features of Waterloo Region
  • Glaciation (influence on surfical geology)
  • Fossil and pollen records (Evolution of life, dating of rock/strata)
  • Commercial uses of geology (petroleum and mining industries)
  • Interpret and use a geological map of Southern Ontario

Quick Links:

Gr. 12 Geocaching_Handout_2016