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Geologic Mapping I part of Field Lab Examples
Students complete a geologic map of a small area. -

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Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Deformation

Floodplains in the field part of Field Lab Examples
In this lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques. -

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Earth System Topics: Biosphere:Ecology, Hydrology:Surface Water, Hydrology, Solid Earth

"Adopt an Outcrop" part of Field Lab Examples
Describing rock outcrops and hand specimens -

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Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Earth Materials:Minerals

Building-Stone Geology part of Field Lab Examples
Students in an area remote from igneous and metamorphic rocks wrote papers on the properties of locally used building stones and gave a walking tour in which they presented their results. -

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Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Earth Materials:Minerals, Rocks

Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
This is a 10-day field experience class that focuses on the geology of the Grand Staircase of the Colorado Plateau, culminating in a rim-to-rim backpack trip across the Grand Canyon, Arizona.

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Earth Materials:Rocks, Solid Earth:Deformation

Post-Settlement Erosion and Deposition part of Field Lab Examples
Use valley and slope deposits to reconstruct recent landscape erosion and sedimentation history. -

Earth System Topics: Surface Processes:Soils, Solid Earth:Earth Materials:Rocks, Surface Processes:Weathering, Erosion, Mass Wasting

Studying Aquifers in Outcrop part of Field Lab Examples
Students describe the hydrogeologic properties of different sedimentary and volcanic rocks. -

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Earth Materials:Rocks, Hydrology, Ground Water

Cemetery Geology part of Field Lab Examples
Studying rock types, weathering processes and human history in a cemetery. -

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Earth Materials:Rocks

Glacial Geology in the Field part of Field Lab Examples
Students describe and interpret glacial features exposed in gravel pits and outcrops. -

Earth System Topics: Climate, Solid Earth:Earth Materials, Surface Processes:Glaciers, Solid Earth:Earth Materials:Rocks, Atmosphere

Assembling a Geologic History part of Field Lab Examples
Assemble a regional geologic history by compiling observations made a several sites. -

Earth System Topics: Time/Earth History

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