Geology and Environmental Geosciences
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Chemical Weathering part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This field trip assignment brings students to a local cemetery to collect data related to the age and extent of weathering of limestone and igneous tombstones. Students then analyze the data they collect using Microsoft Excel and use their results to answer questions about chemical weathering. This activity gives the students a chance participate in the process of scientific inquiry starting with data collection and finishing with interpretation of the data they have collected.