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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

Using ArcGIS to Study the New Lakes in the Toshka Basin in Egypt and Evaluate Egypt's New Valley Project part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
In this assignment, students use ArcGIS to analyze the new lakes that have formed in the Toshka Depression, Egypt as a result of overflow from Lake Nasser and use their analyses to evaluate the wisdom of the plan ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Hydrology, Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology

Physical Geology: Idaho Field Trip part of Cutting Edge:Courses: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

Floods on the Minnesota River part of Cutting Edge:Courses: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, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes

Geologic Mapping Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Manage Your Career: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:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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:Courses: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:Geomorphology, Geography:Physical, Geoscience:Geology

Visualizing Data from a Journal Article: A Critical Thinking Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
This is a take-home exercise for junior or senior-level students in a Sedimentation/Stratigraphy course. It may be used to bridge topics of geomorphology, depositional environments and clastic sedimentology. The ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology

Weathering Experiment part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
This project has students dirty several dishes equally and design experiments to determine which analogs of geologic processes are most efficient for removing the baked-on food. Students calculate rates of ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Modeling/Physical Experiments, Weathering/Soils, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology

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