Leslie Reid

University of Calgary

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Activities (8)

Learning Assessment #5 - Geologic Time (2011) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of the principles of relative age, absolute age and numerical age bracketing.

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Learning Assessment #3 - Igneous & Sedimentary Rocks (2011) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of igneous and sedimentary rocks and processes.

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Learning Assessment #2 - The Rock Cycle part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of the rock cycle.

Learning Assessment #7 - Maps & Structures part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of geological maps and structures (faults and folds).

Learning Assessment #4 - Metamorphic Rocks (2011) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of metamorphic rocks and processes.

Learning Assessment #8 - Concept Map (2011) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An end of the term, in-class activity that challenges students to synthesize their understanding of the fundamental concepts taught over the course of the semester - plate tectonics, the rock cycle, geologic time and the basics of scientific research.

Learning Assessment #6 - Geologic Time (2010) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of the principles of relative age, absolute age and numerical age dating.

Learning Assessment #1 - Plate Tectonics part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of the basic concepts of plate tectonics.

Course

Introduction to the Geosciences part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This course focuses on physical geology. The course focuses on 5 Big Ideas including Plate Tectonics, The Rock Cycle, Geologic Time, Geoscience Research and Scientific Thinking. There are also four skills that are emphasized throughout the course including: rock and mineral identification, map reading, using geoscience terminology, assessing the credibility of scientific information. These concepts and skills are covered in the lecture and lab activities of the course.