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Understanding wetlands part of Cutting Edge:Urban Geology: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 ...

Urban Geology: Environmental Issues, Geologic History, Principles of Geology

Discovering Plate Boundaries part of Cutting Edge:Urban Geology: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.

Urban Geology: Geohazards, Geologic History, Principles of Geology

Plume Delineation Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Urban Geology:Activities
Students are given a data set and base map for a potentially contaminated aquifer and are asked to create a plume delineation map and determine if there is a contaminant source, where it is and who is being most ...

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

American Museum of Natural History - Field Trip Assignment part of Cutting Edge:Urban Geology:Activities
Self-guided field trip assignment to AMNH (largely based on the museum's teacher's guide for high school students)

Urban Geology: Principles of Geology

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Earth Materials and Ancient Cultures part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students investigate properties of earth materials through the lens of art and archeology. It allows ties to other required core curriculum courses (particularly classics and art history), and integrates the use of ...

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

Sandbox modeling part of Cutting Edge:Urban Geology: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 ...

Urban Geology: Geohazards, Geologic History, GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping, Land Use, Principles of Geology

Cemetery Geology part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Studying rock types, weathering processes and human history in a cemetery. -

Urban Geology: Principles of Geology

Asbestos Hazard Assessment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This interactive site introduces students to concepts related to asbestos and how geologists analyze asbestos in building materials. The site is divided into three components: the geology of ...
Urban Geology: Environmental Issues, Principles of Geology

Geology Fieldnotes: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Park Service (NPS) website discusses the geology of Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California. Access to this area as well as the many valleys, forests, and water features are ...
Urban Geology: Principles of Geology

Geology of the Fargo-Moorehead Region part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a website created by University of North Dakota - Fargo faculty member Dr. Donald Schwert detailing the urban geology of the region surrounding Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN. There is a good ...
Urban Geology: Principles of Geology, Geologic History

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