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Tombstone Weathering Lab part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
During a field trip to a cemetery students collect data on the weathering of tombstones. They graph the data and make hypotheses about factors other than age that contribute to the different degrees of weathering ...
Stream Surveying part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This is a multi-week field activity to teach basic stream surveying using FS methods, and using the collected data to calculate basic hydrologic and hydraulic parameters.
Geomorphology Field Research Project part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This research project allows students to integrate and apply their geomorphic knowledge in a comprehensive study of a local landscape. Working in teams, they investigate uplifted alluvial deposits along the ...
Drainage Basins Field Lab part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This field activity and follow-up assignment explores the geomorphology of drainage basins in an active tectonic setting. It introduces basic concepts of drainage basin structure and landscape analysis using ...
Measuring bankfull channel features, bed sediment, and bed load part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
The students gain field experience measuring bankfull channel characteristics in an urban park, and apply their measurements to determine whether the channel is 'adjusted' to its incoming flow regime and ...
Riverbank rock identification part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Students collect rocks from a sand-bed river, identify them, and place them on a bedrock geology map of Minnesota to identify the original rock sources.
Shoreline Geomorphology Lab part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Students will observe shoreline processes, sketch and describe beach and barrier island profiles, and investigate the impact of development and shoreline control structures on beaches.
Discharge Measurement of Streamflow part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Students travel to a stream on campus and measure streamflow by two methods: current meter and float. They are asked to compare their data and make observations of bed and banks of the stream.
Hydraulic Geometry in the Greys River Watershed part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Following lectures regarding catchment hydrology and fluvial processes, students complete a two day field analysis of a watershed from headwaters to outlet, measuring fluvial parameters such as channel geometry, ...
Exploring Soil Development & Conservation of Mass part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This activity aims to develop understanding of soil formation using the principles of conservation of mass. This is best applied to a chronosequence of 2 soils/deposits, such as a set of terraces or glacial ...
Estimating Sandur Volume part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This 6 hour exercise is designed to teach students how to make 'quick and dirty' estimates of sediment storage in the field. It leans on surveying skills and basic mathematics.
Exploring the Bay Area part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This assignment is a do-it-yourself field trip. Students are given the opportunity to visit a local geologic feature and learn something about the origins and evolution of that site.
Geology of a graveyard part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This is a simple field experiment exercise that illustrates differences between basic rock types and weathering in a region.
Hydraulic Geometry and Channel Roughness part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
In this field exercise, students measure channel cross sections in a rough (alluvial) and smooth bedrock-floored reach in a local stream. The students test the hypothesis that increasing roughness decreases average ...
Using Art to Teach Environmental Responsibility part of SISL:Activities
Building Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Activities
Educators with an interest in hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines will receive introductory instructions on how to design, engineer and build a fully functional underwater ...
Pratical exercise in Marine Pollution part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Activities
Students collect and analyze sediment samples from a polluted estuary and report on their findings.
Basic Field Oceanography part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Activities
In this activity, students are introduced to the field activity to sample basic oceanographic parameters.
Names in the Field: A Simple GPS Field Exercise part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples
Simple field exercise to introduce the concepts of GPS position data acquisition. Students "write" words in a field and upload the data to map it in GIS or spreadsheet software. -
Winter Geohydrology part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Service Learning:Examples
This geohydrology course is built around a winter pond study and a snowpack analysis of a skiing area. Both projects are ice- and snow-dependent projects for use in the Vermont winter.