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Classroom, Lab and Field Exercises in Hydrogeology

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independent soil investigation project part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
Students demonstrate their skill in soils investigation and interpretation through independent projects undertaken in groups of one to three and presented in class using visual aids.

Construction of a Simple Conceptual Model part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
This homework assignment is designed to give the students practice in developing a simple conceptual model using reservoirs, fluxes, and simple calculations of sediment, carbon and nutrient accumulation in a ...

Living Learning Community: Spaceship Earth Research Course part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
Freshmen enrolled in the Spaceship Earth Living Learning Community conduct research on a real project that is formulated and conducted during a 2-semester academic year.

Geotechnical Part II part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
This geotechnical project allows the student to become familiar with laboratory soil report and construction site maps. Student gain insight to the responsibilities of a Geotechnical Soil Scientist through ...

Estimating flow through an earthen dam part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
Students make measurements of dam dimensions and water levels above and below a small, accessible earthen dam. They assess the soil texture in the field. They follow up by developing a simple flow net and ...

Hydraulic Conductivity of Porous Media Exercise part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
This activity provides the hydrogeology students an exercise to understand specific discharge, hydraulic conductivity, and porous media. They will actually use a Darcy column to gather data on porous media, as well ...

Environmental Geochemistry poster project part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
This is an independent case study project completed in pairs. The students should investigate an example of natural geochemistry and then use a poster format to share their findings with the class.

Soil Profile Homework part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
This is one of 4 homework assignments given to students throughout this introductory soils course. The main goal of these assignments are to give the students practice with the mechanics of problem solving, ...

Preciptation, Evaporation, and Transpiration Activity part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
The students must use crayons or colored pencils to create maps of global precipitation and evaporation rates. One worksheet is provided to each group of students. Then a representative from each group explains ...

Carbon in the Oceans part of Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
In this assignment, students in small groups are asked to interpret and explain a figure depicting one aspect of marine carbon biogeochemistry. Then a representative of each group explains the figure to the class.