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Metamorphic Rocks Lab part of Indoor Labs:Examples
Students are introduced to the processes involved in metamorphism through hands-on study of rock samples. They examine different metamorphic paths, protoliths, textures, and minerals. -
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Using Indoor Labs part of Indoor Labs
Written by Mary Savina of Carleton College "Science labs can be among the richest experiences students have at the university. It is one of the few opportunities students will have to practice science much in ...
Geologic Mapping in a Classroom part of Indoor Labs:Examples
Combining rock description, map interpretation and other field skills to decipher the geology of an unknown region. -
Principles of Biostratigraphy and Relative Age Dating part of Indoor Labs:Examples
This is a worksheet-based class activity that provides students with a basic introduction to the principles of sedimentation, stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, graphic correlation, and using the fossil record to ...
Absolute Dating part of Indoor Labs:Examples
In this activity students create a proxy for radioactive decay in the classroom to understand the mathematical principles behind radiometric dating, and apply various absolute dating methods to solve example ...
Natural Resources Mini-Research Project part of Indoor Labs:Examples
This activity is a mini-research project in which students independently investigate the variety of natural resources mined from the Earth and the broader implications of this mining. Students then give very short ...
Thinking Scientifically part of Indoor Labs:Examples
This activity is designed to teach introductory Earth Science students how to use the scientific method, by performing a simple in-class experiment that investigates the existence of Extra-Sensory Perception (ESP). ...
Rock Types Lab part of Indoor Labs:Examples
This lab helps students link concepts about how rocks form with observations about how rocks look. It is designed to help them learn rock classification in a more connected manner than is usual. -
For Further Reading part of Indoor Labs
Designing labs and writing lab handouts Indiana University Teaching Handbook, section on science labs The University of Michigan lab guidebook The home page for workshop physics (more info) A short annotated list ...
Examples part of Indoor Labs
Example indoor labs are in development.