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How to be a field geologist: an in-class exercise to introduce students to basic outcrop analysis part of Activities
This in-class exercise is designed to give students practice analyzing outcrops before they go on a field trip. First, students watch a short video tutorial on analyzing an outcrop. Then, they are given a color ...
Field Geophysics â Sampling and Aliasing Theory and Examples part of Activities
Collecting geosciences data in the field involves sampling in time and space. Sampling includes theoretical limitation and the possibility of aliasing which has severe effects on sampled data. The concepts are ...
Aerial photo interpretation and mapping - Bayou Meda anticline, Arkansas part of Activities
Multi-day project using aerial photography and field observation to map and interpret a megascopic anticline/syncline pair exposed in the Ouachita Mountains of central Arkansas. This exercise involves two classroom ...
Using Data Analysis from Student Field Investigations and Internet Searches to Determine the Relationships Between Tree Ring Dating, Wildfires, and Floods by Elementary and Middle School Classes part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Paul K Grogger, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs - Students need to understand the four spheres of the earth and how they relate to one another. This project uses a combination of Internet investigations ...
Pathogenic Microorganisms in Water part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
This activity introduces students to sampling and testing for microorganisms in different water sources. It also tests iodine tablets to kill coliform bacteria which interest many students. The activity utilizes ...
Creating a Water Table Map for Newark Road Prairie part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
This field exercise emphasizes visualization of the water table over construction of a water table map. Students develop a water table map from scratch, including installing shallow monitoring wells, surveying ...
Biodiversity Count part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Campus-Based Learning:Examples
In this class exercise, students count the number of species they can find in a five minute block of time in both an urban lawn and natural, remnant forest area. The students are introduced to the concept of low ...
A Kinesthetic Demonstration for Locating Earthquake Epicenters part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
A kinesthetic activity for students to understand the technique for locating the epicenter of an earthquake. It is performed indoors and outdoors in three lessons.
Class discussions and field trips part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Accessible Solar System on a String part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Activities
Explore the solar system using your senses.
Resistivity Profile in an Urban Setting part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Activity in an urban setting that includes an electrical resistivity line and hydrogeological information from nearby monitoring wells that enables students to create a meaningful interpretation of subsurface ...
Find the UST with GPR part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Field-based activity that uses GPR to find an underground storage tank (UST). Optionally, data provided with the activity enables lab or class use as well. Activity can be enhanced with use of GPS unit that takes ...
Investigating Factors that Influence Weathering of Monuments in a Cemetery part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this field activity students will discover some of the factors that influence weathering of rock by making observations, asking questions and completing an investigation of their own design in a local cemetery.
Investigating topography caused by Glacial Lake Agassiz and glacial river Warren in the Big Stone Lake area. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students will observe the topography of Big Stone Lake and generate questions about the history of this area.
Investigating the Water Cycle: Evaporation part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an outdoor lab in which students investigate the process of evaporation, record their findings, and use the data to make connections to the environment around them.
Stream velocity Investigation using Inquiry part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation using science inquiry and problem solving, where small groups of students design their own experiment to determine stream velocity, collect and analyze their data, draw conclusions, and make further inferences based group discussion/collaboration.
English Language Learners Create a Botanic Field Guide part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
ELL students create and share a botanic field guide incorporating depiction, measurement, description, and classification of common Minnesota trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and plants.
Ring of Investigation: What Will We Find? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students gather data, draw detailed diagrams, and write descriptions about living organisms and non-living things seen in a small school ground area.
Investigating the Water Cycle: Using Plants to Study Evaporation part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this science activity, students investigate the water cycle by testing the water evaporated from leaves (transpiration) in a field experience. Students use elements of this information to track the water cycle through it's various stages.
Ground-penetrating and Space-born Radar part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
This is a introductory lecture on ground-penetrating radar and space-born radar, a classroom data classifying activity, and descriptions of field and extended activities.