Kim Hannula

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Geosciences
Fort Lewis College

Kimberly Hannula is a professor of geoscience at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. Her main interests are in structural geology and tectonics. For more information, visit Kim Hannula's faculty web page from Fort Lewis College.

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Activities (10)

Florida River Project: Sedimentary and metamorphic rocks lab part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This fairly traditional rocks-in-boxes lab has been incorporated into a semester-long project. At the end of the lab, students apply their rock-identification skills to rocks from their study area.

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Groundwater Lab part of Cutting Edge: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.

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Using Field Lab Write-ups to Develop Observational and Critical Thinking Skills part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Activities
This adaptation of field labs incorporates writing in the form of "Description" and "Interpretation" sections of a geologic report. It can be used in many types of field labs to improve critical thinking and understanding of descriptive terminology. -

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Florida River Project: Semester-long group project part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This is a semester-long group research project that uses a local river to integrate several lab and field activities. The project covers topographic maps, rock and mineral identification, measuring data in the field, and plotting data. The project involves multiple lab sections and serves as a focus for a broad introductory class.

Florida River Project: Measuring discharge, sediment, and water chemistry part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This data collection lab is part of a semester-long project, monitoring a local river.

Florida River Project: Plotting discharge data part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This is part of a group of exercises used to prepare students for a group research project on a local river. In this exercise, students plot discharge data from a previous year.

Florida River Project: Minerals in the field part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This is a field trip that is part of a semester-long research project. In this lab, students visit part of their research site to look at rocks and minerals in the study area.

Topographic Maps: Integrated Florida River project part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This fairly traditional topographic maps lab uses local maps as examples. It is intended to prepare students for a group research project later in the semester.

Plotting Florida River Data Using Excel part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This exercise is used to prepare students to analyze data they will collect during their group project. It familiarizes students with previously collected data, and builds skills graphing and interpreting data.

Florida River Project - individual and group research project part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
The Florida River Project is a semester-long project involving (1) an individual project in which students pose a scientific question and use existing data to test their hypothesis, and (2) a group project in which students collect and present data associated with stream monitoring. Outcomes of the individual project include: - Practice applying the process of science - Graphing and interpreting data - Making an argument supported by quantitative evidence. - Communicating a scientific argument in writing. - Supporting a scientific argument using appropriate formats (especially graphs and tables) Outcomes of the group project include: - Collecting field data (discharge, sediment load, water chemistry) - Presenting data orally. - Discussing preliminary interpretations of data.

Courses (2)

Advanced Structural Geology part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Course
This is an advanced course in structural geology, including discussion and lab. The course is focused around exploration of structural geology modeling software.

Earth Systems Science part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Our Earth Systems Science course is a fairly traditional lecture-style earth science survey course, designed to fulfill a Natural Environment requirement from a defunct general education program. The lab section includes a new group research project that involves a long-term study of a local stream, with each lab section contributing different information to be interpreted by all the lab sections.

Essay

It's scary to feel uncertain part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Essays
It's scary to feel uncertain Kim Hannula, Geosciences, Fort Lewis College About a month ago, I got a flyer in the mail advertising software to aid in three-dimensional visualization of geologic structures. ...

Other Contributions (6)

Earth Systems Science part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Course Supplement Collection
Kim Hannula, Department of Geosciences, Fort Lewis College.This page is a supplement to the original course description found hereShort description of the course:Earth Systems Science is an introductory geoscience ...

Florida River Project: Semester-long group project part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activity Supplement Collection
Kim Hannula, Department of Geosciences, Fort Lewis College.This page is a supplement to the original activity description found hereShort description of the activity:This group research project serves as the focus ...

Structural Geology At Fort Lewis College part of Math You Need:Implementations
Implementor(s): Kim Hannula Course Name: Structural Geology Enrollment: 15-25 Challenges to using math in structural geology Structural Geology is one of the few courses in our curriculum which has a math ...

Geologic Field Methods I at Fort Lewis College part of Math You Need:Implementations
Implementor(s): Kim Hannula Enrollment: 19 Anticipated Start Date: 8/29/11 (Semester) Challenges to using math in sophomore geoscience courses Students come into our geology major with a wide range of math skills. ...

Earth Systems Science at Fort Lewis College part of Math You Need:Implementations
Course: Kim Hannula Enrollment: 40-50 Challenges to using math in introductory geoscience Fort Lewis College is a 4-year public liberal arts college in Durango, Colorado. The student population includes both ...

Structural Geology At Fort Lewis College part of Math You Need
Implementor(s): Kim Hannula Course Name: Structural Geology Enrollment: 15-25 Challenges to using math in structural geology Structural Geology is one of the few courses in our curriculum which has a math ...


Events and Communities

Teaching Structural Geology Participants: Presenter

Introductory Courses 2008 Participants: Presenter

ITG Teaching the Methods of Geoscience workshop 2012