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Classroom Activities for Teaching Sedimentary Geology

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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 ...

Using a Flume to Demonstrate Fluid Properties and Sediment Transport part of Activities
Jill Singer, SUNY Buffalo State
A laboratory recirculating flume offers ideal opportunities for conducting demonstrations designed to help students observe and understand a variety of fluid properties and the basics of sediment entrainment and ...

Stratigraphic sequences in the North Carolina Coastal Plain delineated from well data part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
Richard Diecchio, George Mason University
3-D visualization xercise to construct a stratigraphic cross-section and a correlation diagram to identify unconformity-bounded sequences, then to recognize the sequences on a geologic map.

Increasing the Effectiveness of Undergraduate Field Camp Through the Integration of Preparatory Courses part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
William W. Little, Brigham Young University-Idaho
Four courses; Introduction to Field Geology, Sedimentology & Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, and Advanced Field Methods have been linked to optimize use of time at field camp.

From Grains to Basin: An Example of a Project-Based Sedimentology Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology: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.

Using field trips to local rivers to enhance student understanding of depositional environments part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
Alex Simms, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
The purpose of this activity is to take advantage of modern rivers to teach basic principles in sedimentology and interpreting past deposits. The students first observe the sedimentological features of a modern ...

Minnelusa Project: A Capstone Exercise for Junior-Level Sedimentary Rocks and Processes Lab part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology: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 ...

Estimation in Sedimentary Geology: Getting Students Comfortable with Rough Calculation of Rates and Magnitudes part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
Chris Paola, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
The theme of this module is that the most important quantitative skill in sedimentary geology is not complex mathematics but rather a habit of approximate but accurate quantitative thinking. The most useful tool is ...

Quantitative Analysis vs. Field Estimations: Helping Student to "Make Calls" and Practice Consistent Reporting Techniques when Solving Geological Problems part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
Tom Morris, Brigham Young University
This field exercise challenges students, divided into "teams", to calculate the discharge of an ancient exhumed fluvial channel (Jurassic Morrison Formation). In one aspect of the exercise the students ...

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Courses
Clint Cowan, Carleton College
This is a field-based Sedimentology and Stratigraphy course. We spend one day per week in the field, and have classroom time once a week. There are two weekend field trips.

Sed/Strat Field Trip - Red Wing, MN part of Activities
Cameron Davidson
loading the player Short (approximately 3 minute) video highlighting the field stops, activities, and discussions that ocurred during the field trip. See the longer videos further down the page.[endsmall]Students ...

Red rock and concretion models from Earth to Mars: Teaching diagenesis part of Activities
Margie Chan, University of Utah
This activity teaches students concepts of terrestrial diagenesis (cementation, fluid flow, porosity and permeability, concretions) and encourages them to apply those concepts to new or unknown settings, including ...