Wayne State University
Urban Environmental Excursions: Field trips to connect urban geology students with the world around them part of Cutting Edge:Urban Geology:Activities
Environmentally-themed field trips in urban areas can stimulate student interest in geology and environmental science while providing curricular links to topics such as global warming, energy resources, water quality, or environmental justice and the role of science in political decision making. This example describes a field trip about energy.
When Does Aquifer Heterogeneity Matter? Predicting the Influence of Alternative Conceptual Models on Contaminant Plume Migration part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
In this classroom activity, students are given two alternative conceptualizations of aquifer/aquitard distributions in a glacial aquifer system and asked to predict differences in the migration of contaminant plumes in response to remedial pumping.
Pre-assessment: Gauging students' preparedness for Sedimentary Geology part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
This activity presents a process for assessing (1) students' educational background and field experience related to sedimentary geology, and (2) students' familiarity with selected concepts and terminology of sedimentary geology and their ability to apply simple mathematical skills to relevant problems.
Demystifying the Equations of Sedimentary Geology part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
This activity includes three strategies to help students develop a deeper comfort level and stronger intuitive sense for understanding mathematical expressions commonly encountered in sedimentary geology. Each can be readily adapted to almost any course in Geology or Environmental Science.
Mixing oil and water: Reinforcing groundwater concepts through comparisons with petroleum migration part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
A guided brainstorming exercise for discovering similarities and differences between groundwater flow and oil migration. It provides an opportunity for students to make connections between hydrogeology and petroleum geology applications and to consider controls on single and multiphase flow fluid behavior in porous media.
What's Cooking in Geology? Food Analogies and Demonstrations to Connect Geology with Everyday Experiences part of Activity Ideas
By Larry Lemke, Annia Fayon, Cristina de Campos, and Rebecca Boger Topic: Numerous Connection Areas: Structural Geology Magma Dynamics Viscosity and Volcanic Eruption Style Oil Spills Glacial Motion Plate ...
Paper or Plastic? Recognizing Environmental Tradeoffs part of Activity Ideas
Lawrence D. Lemke Wayne State University Topic: Environmental Geology Natural Resources Energy Course Type:intro upper level Description In this activity students explore the tradeoffs inherent in almost every ...