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Hometown Geology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
This is an extra credit assignment for students to learn details about the geology of their hometown.
Red Beans and Rice: Slope failure experimental modeling part of Activities
Students replicate a slope failure experiment published in Science (Densmore et al., 1997) using a simple, acrylic slope failure box in an effort to forge a link between autocyclic processes, long-term landscape ...
Rocks, Weathering, and Erosional Landscapes part of Activities
Students will identify a variety of silicate minerals and rocks and relate them to their topographic expression according to relative resistance.
Geomorphology in the news part of Activities
The activity requires students to present a current news story that has a geomorphic component. The students must relate course material to current events and society.
Geo-Savvy Assessment part of Activities
I use this "landscape interpretation" exercise to assess what students know coming into my classroom - so that I can pitch the lecture at the right level. I also use a similar structured assessment at the ...
Drainage Basins Field Lab part of Activities
This field activity and follow-up assignment explores the geomorphology of drainage basins in an active tectonic setting. It introduces basic concepts of drainage basin structure and landscape analysis using ...
Humans as Geomorphic Agents part of Activities
An introduction to order-of-magnitude calculations and reading quantitative journal articles.
Fluvial and Alluvial Sedimentology Incorporating Google Earth part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
A lab activity for an undergraduate sedimentary geology course focused on fluvial and alluvial sedimentology, incorporating Google Earth.
Build a Delta! part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This is a 3-part lab that allows new geomorphology students to experience first-hand the scientific method by investigating the processes and results of river-delta formation.
Hypothesis Testing through Field Investigation of Mystery Mounds part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Students formulate and test a hypothesis that addresses the potential processes involved in forming or subsequently shaping an unknown geomorphic feature, in this case mima mounds or patterned ground. Students gain ...