Geomorphology Teaching Activities
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Paper: "Limitations and Hazards to Home Construction" part of Activities
This is a semester-long writing project that incorporates exercises completed during first two thirds of the term. Students evaluate geomorphic conditions and potential hazards on one of four properties in western ...
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Viewing geomorphic landforms with Google Earth part of Activities
Geomorphic processes are not limited to the local or regional area around the University and most students have not been outside of the region. With today's technology we are able to see features on the ...
Geomorphic Analysis of Soils part of Activities
Students will sample and describe a series of soils in the field. Data gathered in the field will be used to compare sampled soils to mapped soils and local soil development.
Weathering and mass wasting part of Activities
This class exercise is an opportunity for students to apply textbook information about weathering and mass wasting to local and nationally-recognized surface features, such as Stone Mountain (GA), Half Dome (CA), ...
Geomorphology Field Research Project part of 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 ...
Tombstone Weathering Lab part of 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 ...
Geomorphic Landscape Analysis Project part of Activities
Geomorphic Landscape analysis Project is a field-based capstone project in Geol 3044: Geomorphology at Arkansas Tech University and incorporates all aspects of topics covered during the course.
Connecting Soils and Glacial Geology part of Activities
This lab activity allows students to connect soil information to geologic processes/history.
Soil Field Descriptions and Soil Forming Processes part of Activities
This assignment covers the basic techniques of soil descriptions in the field using a modified version of the NRCS Field Book for Describing and Sampling Soils (2002). Students investigate soil profiles at ...
Soil Properties and Geomorphology part of Activities
Compare soil data to different ages of fluvial terraces. Students enter data into Excel and interpret it themselves.