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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 graphics.
o Include details in speaker notes.
o Use APA guidelines for citations and references.
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