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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, Solid Earth, Hydrology:Surface Water, Hydrology

"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:Rocks, Minerals

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:Weathering, Erosion, Mass Wasting, Soils, Solid Earth:Earth Materials:Rocks

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

Groundwater Pump Test part of Field Lab Examples
Students run a pump test and interpret the results as drawdown curves and hydraulic conductivity measurements. -

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

Soils are the Pits! part of Field Lab Examples
describing soils in natural exposures -

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth, Biosphere:Ecology

Rocks and weathered rocks part of Field Lab Examples
In this lab, students compare fresh rocks with their weathered equivalents. -

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

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