Wendy Van Norden
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Weathering of Minerals part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students determine the % change in mass of mineral samples that have been placed in a rock tumbler. They graph the relationship between the hardness of the mineral and the % change in mass. They then consider why some of the mineral samples do not conform the the relationship they graphed. They investigate the physical properties of the outliers and consider how the physical properties contributed to the rate of weathering, and what kind of weathering occured in the rock tumbler.
Stream Characteristics Lab part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students determine the relationship between the sinuosity of a river and its gradient by calculating gradients and sinuosity, and generating a graph on Excel. They then test the relationship by making measurements on a picture generated on Google Earth.
High School Geology field trip from Los Angeles to Death Valley part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
The purpose is to introduce an introductory physical geology class to a wide variety of geologic features.
Honors Geology part of Quantitative Skills:Courses
Survey course in physical geology with labs and field trips