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Delicious Differential Weathering part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
In this activity students are exposed to the concept of both physical and chemical weathering while eating a Baby Ruth candy bar. This is compared to the weathering of a piece of granite. The strength of this activity is that students are engaged with food and is an excellent illustrator of how minerals are selectively weathered.
Short Geology Research Paper part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students are assigned to take a topic and research it in some depth, beyond the discussion in the class or in the book. The paper is 4-6 typed pages in length. Suggested topics include geologic hazards, geologic resources, solar system etc. Corresponding diagrams and charts are recommended. Minimum of two references.
Introduction to Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is designed for science and non-science majors. It is the study of the overall structure of the earth and the rocks which form the crust. It is an introduction to the process of weathering and erosion caused by natural agents.