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Geology of a graveyard part of Activities
This is a simple field experiment exercise that illustrates differences between basic rock types and weathering in a region.
American Museum of Natural History - Field Trip Assignment part of Cutting Edge:Urban Geology:Activities
Self-guided field trip assignment to AMNH (largely based on the museum's teacher's guide for high school students)
Developing a local stratigraphy part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Students use field lab periods to construct a composite stratigraphic section of the area surrounding their campus. -
Cloud Observation part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
In this serial basic meteorology lab, students identify different cloud types and estimate cover over several days. -
Comparing Rain-Gauge Data with Radar-Derived Precipitation Estimates part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Student teams collect rain-gauge data and compared it with radar-derived precipitation estimates. They use GIS to analyze discrepancies between the two datasets. -