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Establishing relevance as a way to motivate introductory students part of Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
This assignment ask students to do oral interviews with at least five people and online research on professional geology organizations and their missions. Using these interviews and research, students are to write ...

Urban Geology: Connections with Non-Science Disciplines

Urban Planning 101: Map Appreciation part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
This is a synthesis activity, providing closure to river and/or map units. Students will begin by looking at a series of maps, including 3D maps. They will brainstorm ways the natural world may interact with humans ...

Urban Geology: Land Use, GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping

Mapping extensional crack arrays in asphalt as normal fault system physical analogues part of Structural Geology:Activities
Students map extensional crack arrays in asphalt, at full-scale, using long pieces of inexpensive craft paper and markers, map the connections between individual cracks in the arrays, and study (descriptively) ...

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Urban Geology: Principles of Geology

Campus Mapping Tour part of Structural Geology:Activities
This exercise allows students to learn how to produce a geologic map. Students will pair up and explore campus as a "virtual" field area. This works well in areas where outcrop is generally sparse, but ...

Urban Geology: GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping

Making Paints from Minerals part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Urban Students:Examples
Students prepare simple gouache paints using common minerals that are typically of sedimentary origin (e.g., hematite, limonite, kaolinite, glauconite), and use these paints to produce artifacts that are ...

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Urban Geology: Connections with Non-Science Disciplines

Air Particulate Analysis part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Urban Students:Examples
This half-term-long activity models authentic urban environmental research. Through analysis of particulates filtered from air samples from student-selected neighborhoods/settings around the city, students are ...

Urban Geology: Environmental Issues

Global Warming: Here and Now, Then and There part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Urban Students:Examples
Students recount the character and effects of global warming on global civilizations during the Medieval Warm Period, as documented in Brian Fagan's "The Great Warming." Using this information and ...

Urban Geology: Environmental Issues

Mapping Building Stone part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Urban Students:Examples
Students examine "outcrops" of stone in the exterior of buildings in order to gain initial experience in making field descriptions of rocks, as well as in using field notes and photos to correlate ...

Urban Geology: Connections with Non-Science Disciplines, Principles of Geology

Plate Tectonics and Art Galleries part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Urban Students:Examples
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Urban Geology: Connections with Non-Science Disciplines

Geology in Family Photos part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Urban Students:Examples
This course-bracketing activity was inspired by an idea presented by Matthew d'Alessio at the Cutting Edge Urban Students and Urban Issues workshop. By presenting their perceptions of geology expressed within ...

Urban Geology: Connections with Non-Science Disciplines

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