## AP/IB/Honors Geoscience Activity Browse

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# Subject: Geoscience

# Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)

- 1151 matches General/Other
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Take A Hike Assignment part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities

Students are assigned to take a hike in a location of their choice and write a concise summary of their observations of Earth Science features and processes. This assignment is used near the end of an Earth Systems ...

Relative Age-dating -- Discovery of Important Stratigraphic Principles part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities

Students don't have to be passively taught the important principles geologists use to do relative age-dating of rocks and geologic events. By careful analysis and critical thinking about photos and ...

Monument Creek hydraulics project part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Activities

This is a several-part field and computer-based project that involves students in measurement of stream-channel geometry, basic stream-hydraulics calculations, and flood-frequency analysis. Its primary strengths ...

Using Dynamic Digital Maps to Teach Petrology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

In this session we will examine how to utilize Dynamic Digital Maps (DDMs) in undergraduate petrology courses to bring inaccessible and exciting volcanic field areas to the students in the classroom and to engage ...

Red Beans and Rice: Slope failure experimental modeling part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Activities

Students replicate a slope failure experiment published in Science (Densmore et al., 1997) using a simple, acrylic slope failure box in an effort to forge a link between autocyclic processes, long-term landscape ...

Problem set: Constructing metamorphic phase diagrams using phase equilibria and the Clausius-Clapeyron equation part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

In this problem set students construct a P-T phase diagram for the aluminosilicate polymorphs based on experimental phase equilibria and application of the Clausius-Clapeyron equation. The problem set uses unit ...

Timing of mineralization in the palm of your hand: Cross-cutting relations, copper minerals and ore-forming hydrothermal fluid evolution part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

This lab is designed to familiarize students with the geologic history of an ore-deposit, deciphered in the palm of your hand. By determining cross cutting relations of veins and mineralogy, students decipher the ...

Calculating a Simple Phase Diagram: Diamond=Graphite part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

This is a very short exercise designed to get students to understand how the Gibbs energy equation is used to calculate the location of a reaction in P-T space. I use it in-class and have students work on it in ...

Fluvial Landforms on Maps part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Activities

This is an in-class exercise designed to A) give students more practice reading topographic maps, B) have students identify fluvial landforms on maps, and C) get students thinking about the processes that formed ...

A Term-Long Mineralogy Lab Practical Exam part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities

This term-long project involves identifying a set of 65 mineral hand samples by their distinguishing characteristics.

Calculating Compositional Variation and Common Substitutions for Igneous and Metamorphic Minerals part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

This problem set uses Excel spreadsheets to calculate mineral formulae from analytical data (typically from the electron microprobe) using a variety of formulations that assume numerous variations of crystal ...

Testing the Fixed-hotspot-moving-plate model part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities

Students examine hot spot tracks, magnetic inclination data, and coral data from the Hawaii-Emperor Seamount Chain to test the hypothesis that hotspots are fixed. Most students have learned somewhere that hotspots ...

Relative Dating on Earth and Mars part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities

Students apply principles of relative dating to a cross-section, then to the surface of Mars.

Rocks, Weathering, and Erosional Landscapes part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Activities

Students will identify a variety of silicate minerals and rocks and relate them to their topographic expression according to relative resistance.

Geomorphology in the news part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Activities

The activity requires students to present a current news story that has a geomorphic component. The students must relate course material to current events and society.

Anthropogenic Effects on Erosion part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Activities

This exercise investigates anthropogenic effects on erosion in two parts. The first is a discussion of a paper by Roger Hooke (2000) "On the history of humans as geomorphic agents." The second half ...

Porosity and Permeability part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities

Students explore the properties of porosity and permeability using everyday items and geological materials. This activity has several components to appeal to different learning styles.

The Scientific Method part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities

This assignment is designed to introduce the students to the idea and process of the scientific method. They are led to recognize that much of their own thinking is through the Scientific Method.

Groundwater Lab part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities

This lab uses "ant farm" groundwater models to demonstrate groundwater flow and the behavior of wells. The lab is organized so that students have to predict the behavior of the model before observing it.

Physical Geology: Idaho Field Trip part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities

Optional field trip to local sites of geologic interest/relevance.