Geoscience Teaching Activities for Urban Settings
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Discovering Plate Boundaries part of Activities
Discovering Plate Boundaries is a classroom activity designed to introduce students to the process of observing and classifying data, in addition to the fundamentals of plate tectonics.
Understanding wetlands part of Activities
Students collect soil samples from in and around wetlands, make visual observation, divide soil cores into sections (depending on the soil type), dry, sieve, and analyze samples. Have students identify ...
Finding connections between current events and earth sciences part of Activities
Class creates a list of all current events, including topics from their countries of origin. The next task is to find the connections between the events and categorize events based on the connections. Finally, as a ...
GeoSleuth Murder Mystery part of Activities
A simple way to introduce both the principles of geology and the nature of scientific inquiry in a classroom murder mystery.
Sandbox modeling part of Activities
Students deform layers of colored sand to simulate features they observe in city. They construct topo maps and cross-sections based on the results of the sandbox experiment. The model is then the basis for ...