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Lithologic/Memoir Rubric for Field Activities part of Assessment Tools
This is a scoring rubric that has been used over the last two years in the JMU field course. It specifically targets student performance in knowledge, skills, and dispositions as expressed in their written ...

Rubric for maps and cross-sections part of Assessment Tools
This is a scoring rubric for assessing student geologic maps and cross-sections, as used by the JMU Field Course.

SAGE student evaluation form part of Assessment Tools
SAGE Student Evaluation Form - completed by students at the end of SAGE summer program.

Rubric for field notes/field books part of Assessment Tools
This is a rubric for assessing student work with field note-taking. It provides clear expectations to students before any field assignment commences. This rubric is derived from the work of the sub-committee at the ...

Global Warming in the Field part of Cutting Edge:Climate Change:Activities
This field trip involves group problem solving using aspects of glacial geology, paleoclimatology, and sea-level change predictions. The strengths are in getting students in the field in coastal RI: peaty/swampy ...

Exploring Snow part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2011:Teaching Activities
This activity is intended to get students engaged and thinking about the role that snow plays in our climate system. It is a hands-on inquiry-based activity that students with no background knowledge can do. The ...

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Hudson Valley Fold and Thrust Belt Field Trip (Structural Geology) part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2011:Teaching Activities
This activity is designed to help students identify and observe ramp-flat geometry faults and associated flexural-slip folding.

Interpreting the Geologic History of Canyon de Chelly part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
The is a two part lesson designed to given in-service teacher an experience in field geology. The lesson is designed by Canyon de Chelly, AZ but can be used anywhere there are outcrops of two or more rock types.

Measuring the Campus Green part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
Students use basic tools to measure the size of one-quarter acre.

Riparian Plant Lab part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
In this field exercise for an introductory environmental science course, students investigate plant cover and type in a riparian area using transects. The final assignment is a lab report that includes a summary data table, a graph of cover types along their transect and an analysis of riparian health.

Accuracy, Precision, and Topographic Data part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
This jigsaw style exercise challenges new geomorphology students to collect topographic data and analyze its accuracy and precision.

"Graveyard Lab" part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Because there is not a lot of surface structure to map in glacial terranes of the midwest, especially in big cities, various simulations can help. This is a "big-city" simulation of making a geologic map ...

Recognizing and mapping faults using lidar and field data part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
In this activity, students create a geologic map and cross-section of the Fish Springs cinder cone and surrounding area in the Owens Valley, CA, using a high-resolution DEM developed from airborne lidar data as a ...

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Sunday Field Trip Leader part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
This field trip is one that I frequently take undergrad and grad students on, as well as other professionals and nongeologists. It is taylored to the audience. There are some superb teaching opportunities on the ...

Active Tectonics Field Trip part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
By far most field trips in structural geology and regional tectonics do NOT take place in large urban centers with a trip focus on mitigation of hazards. What is described here is an example of the instructional ...

Geologic Mapping and Geologic History: Sheep Mountain, Wyoming part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Half way through the second semester of our year-long integrated Sed/Strat and Structure course we travel to Sheep Mountain, Wyoming where the students spend 5 days describing and measuring section and the ...

Sustainable Urban Adventure part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
In this field based activity students explore their new home in an effort to get acquainted with the community beyond the campus and to experience accessible recreation on a nationally recognized hiking trail. During the nature-based outdoor recreation experience, students explore a variety of natural and cultural history topics.

Student Field Guide part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
This activity was inspired by the "Pet Rock" project of Daryl Henry. I developed this activity to be a capstone experience for our students. During the fall 4th year field trip, students are responsible ...

Lake Louise Field Project part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
During a fall field trip in second year, students measure bedding, cleavage, fold axes and bedding-cleavage intersection lineations. These measurements are used throughout the fall term to introduce the stereonet, ...

Researching, constructing, and testing (student made) Solar Ovens part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity requires students to research, design, construct, and test a solar oven. Students will collect data from their own individual oven to combine with research of "real-life" solar ovens in an activity ending scientific paper.



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