Fluvial and Alluvial Sedimentology Incorporating Google Earth
This activity was selected for the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Collection
Resources in this top level collection a) must have scored Exemplary or Very Good in all five review categories, and must also rate as “Exemplary” in at least three of the five categories. The five categories included in the peer review process are
- Scientific Accuracy
- Alignment of Learning Goals, Activities, and Assessments
- Pedagogic Effectiveness
- Robustness (usability and dependability of all components)
- Completeness of the ActivitySheet web page
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This page first made public: Jun 16, 2010
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
- Identify and describe different terrestrial depositional environments from maps and photos.
- Describe and analyze alluvial and fluvial sedimentary rock hand samples, and interpret an environment of deposition.
- Compare and contrast features of meandering and braided streams, and predict types and features of sedimentary rocks deposited by them.
- Use measurements of slope and grain size in basic sediment transport equations to quantify grain movement and the relationships between topographic, sediment, and fluid variables.
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Download teaching materials and tips
- Activity Description/Assignment (Microsoft Word 1.6MB Jun16 10)
- Solution Set (Microsoft Word 1.6MB Jun16 10)
- KMZ file for Google Earth ( 2kB Jun16 10)