Depositional Environments of the Jordan Formation, Winona, MN
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
- Measure a detailed section and interpret it in terms of grain size, bedding style and other sedimentary structures.
- Correlate two or more sections and interpret lateral variability
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Other skills goals for this activity
Description of the activity/assignment
This project involves a field trip to the Jordan Formation in Winona, MN. Student teams are assigned a section of the outcrop from which they are to determine a stratigraphic column. The class then performs a lateral analysis and builds a composite stratigraphic column for the formation. As a final product, the students write up the class's observations about the formation.
Determining whether students have met the goals
Download teaching materials and tips
- Bedforms and Cross Stratification ( 21.7MB Jul7 05): Lecture presentation with embedded movie files']
- A quicktime movie pan of the formation is available but is too large for downloading. A copy can be obtained by contacting the author.
- Pictures of braided stream systems (Acrobat (PDF) 6.9MB Aug24 05)
- Pictures of meandering stream system (Acrobat (PDF) 2.2MB Aug24 05)
Page of References for students to use (Acrobat (PDF) 43kB Jul7 05)
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