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Classroom Activities for Teaching Sedimentary Geology

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New Approaches to field-based analysis of stratigraphic sections part of Activities
Paul Myrow, Colorado College
This is a field-based project that is designed to teach students how to interpret processes of deposition and paleoenvironments from outcrop.

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Designing Sedimentary Geology Courses Around Field Projects With Realistic Scenarios part of Activities
Bosiljka Glumac, Smith College
Sedimentary geology courses can be structured around field projects that take advantage of the local geology and are placed within realistic situations to demonstrate the relevance of the work that sedimentologists ...

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Designing a sedimentary geology course around field-based class projects that yield publishable research part of Activities
James Ebert, SUNY College at Oneonta
Field-based research projects can be the heart of a course in sedimentary geology. Course content, organization, readings and laboratory experiences are dictated by the nature of the specific project. Less content ...

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Use of an inquiry approach for exploring relationships between small stream dynamics, channel geometry, and bedform movement part of Activities
Kerry Keen, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
This group activity allows students to identify questions in the field on an actual physical system (in this case a small sand and gravel bed stream), then design experiments to answer their own questions. The ...

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Long-Term Sedimentology Projects Using Local Geological and Environmental Problems part of Activities
David Franzi, SUNY College at Plattsburgh
Project-based exercises engage students in all aspects of the scientific inquiry, reinforce previously learned concepts and information and provide longer periods of time for students to analyze and synthesize ...

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Virtual Field Trip to the Book Cliffs part of Activities
Ann Holmes, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Problem-based learning techniques have been applied to geological datasets collected and published about the Cretaceous Book Cliffs exposures in Utah.

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Where Did That Quartzite Clast Come From?: A Problem-Based Provenance Study part of Activities
Andrew Hanson, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Students conducted microprobe geochemical provenance studies on quartzite clasts contained within a Tertiary conglomerate in southern Nevada, as well as quartzites that occur in the pre-Cambrian-Mesozoic ...

A Project for Students Using Data from the XES Basin part of Using Physical Models
A project on sedimentary basin architecture and sequence stratigraphy Synthethic stratigraphy created in an XES Basin experimental run (XES 02) Imagine that you asked your students to interpret a seismic section ...

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Growing Salt: An Independent Course Research Project Investigating Chemical Sediments part of Activities
Kathy Benison, Central Michigan University
In this assignment, students design, implement, and report on their own mini-research project involving the growth of salts. This gives students practical research experience, as well a better understanding of how ...

Sedimentation and Tectonics: Geologic History of the Appalachian Basin part of Activities
Bosiljka Glumac, Smith College
This culminating mini-project challenges students to utilize all the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the semester, thus effectively reviewing and summarizing many key concepts linking sedimentation and ...

Identifying Facies in a Transgressive Sequence from the Mid-Atlantic Coast part of Activities
David Krantz, University of Toledo
The transgressive coastal sequence will be explored by students in an activity based on high-resolution seismic profiles collected off Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia.

Formation and preservation of raindrop imprints part of Activities
Carol Mankiewicz, Beloit College
Students design an experiment to investigate the formation and/or preservation of raindrop imprints. Students experience working in groups, designing an experiment, collecting data, and presenting data both orally ...

Where Did That Quartzite Clast Come From?: A Problem-Based Provenance Study part of Activities
Andrew Hanson, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Students conducting geochemical provenance studies are forced to deal with obvious things such as manipulating/interpreting geochemical data, but also must deal less obvious factors such as considering earlier ...

From Grains to Basin: An Example of a Project-Based Sedimentology Exercise part of Activities
Fraka Harmsen, California State University-Fresno
To help make the connection between thin-section and outcrop, students undertake a field oriented project in Ridge Basin, California.

Core Description, Stratigraphic Correlation, and Mapping: A capstone project for an undergraduate course in Sedimentary Geology part of Activities
Dave Matchen, Concord University
A month long, capstone project designed to introduce students to stratigraphy and mapping of sedimentary units using real world data.

Minnelusa Project: A Capstone Exercise for Junior-Level Sedimentary Rocks and Processes Lab part of Activities
Dennis Kerr, University of Tulsa
The Minnelusa Project integrates core description and interpretation, lithologic unit identification from well log response, subsurface well log correlation, and subsurface mapping. The final goal is to propose and ...

Using data from the Experimental Earthscape Facility (Jurassic tank) to visualize basin-scale stratigraphic architecture part of Activities
Tom Hickson, University of St. Thomas (MN)
Students use digital imagery from an experimental subsiding sedimentary basin to visualize the controls on basin-scale facies architecture, Walther's law, and sequence stratigraphic concepts. Students must ...