Ideas for Resources: Geology Lab Manual (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
http://www.geol.vt.edu/profs/jdr/labman.html

J. Rimstidt, James Craig, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


This site offers an overview of role-playing activities that were designed to support a course in resources or environmental geology. It contains a partially-fleshed-out list of questions and situations dealing with water, minerals, and public policy. It is intended to be part of a lab manual that would accompany a course on resources geology or environmental geology. Its message is that access to geological resources depends upon a complex interplay between economic, political, legal, environmental, and geological factors. The suggested exercises would require students to gather at least some of the data needed to play their roles.

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Part of the Starting Point collection. The Starting Point collection includes resources addressing the needs of faculty and graduate students designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in geoscience.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Energy, Mineral Resources:Mining, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Solid Earth, Earth surface