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Here we see it, but what's beneath? Effective geologic cross-section problem solving part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students will use suface observations from a map to locate subsurface features using geologic cross-sections using topographic profiles, surface data, assessment of variables and data quality. Students will produce a standard scientific report describing the nature and conclusions of the project.
Using field trips to local rivers to enhance student understanding of depositional environments part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
The purpose of this activity is to take advantage of modern rivers to teach basic principles in sedimentology and interpreting past deposits. The students first observe the sedimentological features of a modern ...
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.
Calculation of Stream Discharge Required to Move Bed Material part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
Students will measure stream velocity, depth, and grain sizes across two channel transects. After constructing both a longitudinal profile and two cross sections, students will calculate the discharge required to ...
Virtual Field Trip to the Book Cliffs part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
Problem-based learning techniques have been applied to geological datasets collected and published about the Cretaceous Book Cliffs exposures in Utah.
Bedform mapping in a coastal environment part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
Students use a learning cycle of prediction-observation- comparison to investigate diverse bedforms exposed at low tide at a beach/inlet/tidal-delta complex and to relate them to formative flows.
Quantitative Analysis vs. Field Estimations: Helping Student to "Make Calls" and Practice Consistent Reporting Techniques when Solving Geological Problems part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
This field exercise challenges students, divided into "teams", to calculate the discharge of an ancient exhumed fluvial channel (Jurassic Morrison Formation). In one aspect of the exercise the students ...
Bedforms to Facies to Prediction: Walther's Law and Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis, Blackhawk Formation, Utah part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
This field exercise challenges students to apply their knowledge of bedforms to interpret facies within a vertical section of the Blackhawk Formation, Utah. The students draft a vertical succession of the outcrop ...
Accessible Solar System on a String part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Activities
Explore the solar system using your senses.
Active Learning and Lasting Impacts: Reflective Writing in a Field-Based Geobotany Course for Teachers part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Activities
In this upper-division, week-long, residential field geobotany course for K-12 in-service and pre-service teachers, participants make observations and interpretations in both the field and lab every day. At the end of each day, participants write about their experiences, self-confidence, and perceived competence as an amateur scientist during a reflective writing exercise, for which instructors provide feedback each evening.
Using Geophysical Field Studies as the Focus for Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in an Introductory Geophysics Course part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Using field geophysics projects as the focus of problem based learning activities in an introductory geophysics course provides students with the opportunity to work and think as geophysicists. Students are ...
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 ...
Magnetometer Survey part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
This activity collects two sets of magnetic data, using two different types of magnetometers, one which collects individual data points, and one that collects continuous readings. Both methods have pros and cons, ...
Geophysics in the community part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
In this activity students develop independent or small group research projects in collaboration with local community organizations, or with the goal of investigating a topic relevant to the greater community. This ...
In-situ Density from Gravity by Nettleton part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
This activity develops students' understanding of gravity data corrections and density estimates by using a gravimeter to collect data and then interpret this data to find an estimate for the local bulk ...
Ray Paths part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Students work in groups to "walk" through the ray paths of the direct wave, ground roll, reflected wave, and refracted wave. This exercise gives them a visual image of the ray paths as well as the ability ...
Groundwater Depth and Fracture Pattern Determination part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Learning to use the resistivity methodology for both vertical profiling and horizontal mapping.
Gravity and Magnetic Consulting Project part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
This project involves the design, implementation, data collection, analysis and report writing for gravity and magnetic survey conducted over a two month period during the course.
Learning how to use resistivity soundings for interpretation of subsurface stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
This activity uses a combination of field measurements, lab experiments and simple modeling to develop an understanding of electrical resistivity methods as a tool in geology and hydrology. Students work in groups ...
Estimating GPS Positional Error part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Very simply and directly determine the x, y, z accuracy of the various GPS receivers using a simple method that doesn't use a lot of quantitative statistics and yields a gut-level sense of the accuracy of ...