Katherine McCarville

Geography and Geology

Upper Iowa University

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Activities (8)

Reflectance Spectra part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Katherine McCarville, Upper Iowa University Summary Students use the ALTA reflectance spectrometer to understand concepts in active vs. passive remote sensing, reflectance, and the creation and relevance of ...

Forensic Paleontology part of Paleontology:Activities
Students examine and sketch a dead animal, discovering as much as possible about it.

Mapping Glacial Erratics with GPS and GIS part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Katherine McCarville, Upper Iowa University Summary Students create a map of glacial erratics (in Northeast Iowa, although you could do this wherever you have glacial deposits). The activity uses local geology, ...

Walkable/Bikeable Community Maps part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Katherine McCarville, Upper Iowa University Summary Create maps of walkable-bikeable routes in your local community. Identify routes by their characteristics for pedestrians and bike riders. Locate areas where ...

The Natural Selection Game part of Paleontology:Activities
This game simulates the effect of natural selection on two populations - a predator species and a prey species. The game was developed by Robert P. Gendron, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and I have modified ...

Soil Biota part of Hydrogeology:Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
In teams of two, students collect samples from one or two different environments – agricultural fields, sports turf areas, lawns, forest floor, wetland/pond margin, greenhouse, etc. They construct a Berlese ...

Forestry Management Plan Revision part of Hydrogeology:Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
The importance of soils is often underestimated in establishing management or restoration plans. Students examine soils at Echo Valley Park in the field, and use information from the USDA NRCS soil series ...

Marine Biotic Responses to Miocene Climate Change part of Chronos Workshop:Activities

Courses (2)

ES326 Soil Genesis, Classification and Morphology part of Hydrogeology:Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Courses
The course is a field-oriented exploration of soils, including classification based on the USDA Soil Taxonomy system.

Dinosaurs part of Paleontology:Courses
Dinosaur paleontology incorporates concepts from geology and biology and integrates aspects of chemistry, physics and mathematics to explain and understand these magnificent animals, the environments in which they ...

Other Contribution (1)

Communities

Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Central Section

Workshop Participant (4 workshops)