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Floods on the Minnesota River part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students download and manipulate data from historical floods on the Minnesota River (could be done for any river) and use to establish a flood hazard zone for St. Peter, Minnesota. This lab was developed by ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning

Physical Geology: Idaho Field Trip part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Optional field trip to local sites of geologic interest/relevance.

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Volcanoes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

An Assessment of Hillslope Stability Using the Factor of Safety part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
In this homework assignment students are asked to consider the balance of forces on a hill slope using the Factor of Safety.

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Geography:Physical, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting

Geologic Mapping Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities
This exercise is designed to simulate some of the mapping aspects of a basic geological investigation. This mock geological investigation is a good wrap-up exercise because it incorporates a variety of geological ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology:Structural Geology, Sedimentary Geology

Field Trip to Enfield Glen, NY Finger Lakes Region part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a 2.5 hour field trip in which students search through strata of the Upper Devonian Catskill Delta for paleocurrent indicators that allow them to infer paleogeographic differences between Devonian and ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Historical Geology, Sedimentary Geology

Red Canyon Terrace Project part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This project is designed to give students: (1) experience in mapping the details of surficial geologic deposits (Qal), (2) an understanding the geomorphic relations among surficial deposits and ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology

Contour Mapping With Playdough part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
In this lab exercise, introductory geology/geography students create topographic maps for a playdough landscape of their own design. This lab was designed to teach students to learn how to work with topographic ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology, Geography:Physical, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology

Image Classification part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples
An exercise to use a simple image analysis program to classify land surface types seen in satellite imagery in order to analyze changes in landscape development over time. -

Subject: Geomorphology: Geography:Human/Cultural, Geospatial, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geography:Physical, Biology:Ecology

Quantitative Classroom Exercises part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
The four exercises give students an opportunity to use their knowledge of graphs, algebra, and maps to solve simple geological problems.

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Geoscience:Soils, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Metals

Be the Block: Working the Geologic Block Diagram as an Inquiry Tool part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Activities
Working with data, students develop 3-D understandings of Earth structures using inference to construct a block diagram from a collection of 2-D information.

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Education, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Geomorphology

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