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Teaching Activities

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Exploring hypsometry in glacial and fluvial environments
Karen Gran, University of Minnesota-Duluth
This laboratory exercise explores the topographic signature of fluvial and glacial landscapes in different tectonic environments. Students develop a list of mountain ranges around the world to explore, then extract ...

Topic: Geomorphology

Google Earth Tectonic Landforms
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania
This activity from a Geomorphology course is designed to familiiarize students with using Google Earth, as well as making the connection between features they see in a map or satellite view vs. what they might see ...

Topic: Geomorphology

Tectonic Geomorphology: Exploring activity on the San Andreas fault with ArcGIS
Tom Hickson, University of St. Thomas (MN)
In this activity students develop an hypothesis as how slope morphology reflects the timing of motion on a fault, in this case the classic Wallace Creek segment of the San Andreas. It is a scaffolded, problem-based ...

Topic: Geomorphology

Drag Coefficient Estimates Using a Smoke Wind Tunnel
James King, Indiana University-Bloomington
This lab exercise utilizes a small (and relatively easy to make) wind tunnel with a fog tracer that helps students visualize the flow dynamics around obstacles. In this exercise the use of cylinders perpendicular ...

Topic: Sedimentary Geology, Geomorphology

Dredge Planning Using Sub-Bottom SONAR
Brad Hubeny, Salem State University
This project is designed to give students valuable geophysical experience in conducting an environmental assessment of a real-world problem. A scenario is developed in which students work for "Viking ...

Topic: Geomorphology, Marine Geology, Sedimentary Geology

Estuarine Salinity Distribution and Classification Project
Brad Hubeny, Salem State University
This is a field and lab activity in which students collect CTD data in a local estuary, contour the data, and analyze the results to classify the estuary based on standard classification schemes.

Topic: Marine Geology

Trilobite Ontogeny Lab
Samantha Hopkins, University of Oregon
This lab explores ontogenetic differences in trilobites, requiring students to measure and describe differences in the sizes of different morphological features as trilobites age. Students will also reinforce ...

Topic: Paleontology

Fossil Systematic Description Project
Samantha Hopkins, University of Oregon
Students describe an unknown vertebrate fossil (or fossils, if multiple specimens are necessary for identification). This exercise is the culmination of their lab studies in the morphology of the vertebrate ...

Topic: Paleontology

Outcrop Documentation Lab Exercise
Thomas Evans, Western Washington University
Stratigraphy students are tasked with documenting an outcrop (sketches, photographs, and rock descriptions) and providing a three panel display of the results. Students work on the lab in class and receive direct ...

Topic: Sedimentary Geology, Paleontology

Exploring sea level change in Google Earth
Lonnie Leithold, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
This is a short activity that uses Google Earth to explore sea-level change as measured by tidal gauges around the world

Topic: Sedimentary Geology, Marine Geology

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