Field Trip to Enfield Glen, NY Finger Lakes Region
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This page first made public: Dec 8, 2011
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
- Synthesize the data they collect and the features they observe in order to interpret the paleogeographic history of the Ithaca area.
- Communicate their results in written form to a non-technical audience.
Other skills goals for this activity
- Locate themselves on a topographic map.
- Learn to recognize geologically significant features within a mass of gray sedimentary rock (e.g. ripples and sole marks).
- Use a Brunton compass to make measurements of strike (joint planes) and trend (sole marks).
- Plot directional data in support of paleogeographic analysis.
Description of the activity/assignment
Determining whether students have met the goals
Download teaching materials and tips
- Field Trip to Enfield Glen, NY Finger Lakes Region (Acrobat (PDF) 2.8MB Jun7 10)
- Field Trip to Enfield Glen: Notes (Acrobat (PDF) 84kB Jun7 10)
- Field Trip to Enfield Glen: Answers (Acrobat (PDF) 141kB Jun7 10)
- Field Trip to Enfield Glen: Pre-lab (Acrobat (PDF) 83kB Jun7 10)
- Field Trip to Enfield Glen: Portable Powerpoint Graphics (PowerPoint 7.7MB Jun7 10)