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Field Observations of Weathering and Mass Wasting
Lisa Davis, University of Alabama, The
Students are asked to identify and document, using photographs and sketches, weathering processes and mass wasting in their local area and to explain their observations in a written technical report using their ...
Humans as Geomorphic Agents
Catherine Riihimaki, Princeton University
An introduction to order-of-magnitude calculations and reading quantitative journal articles.
Timeline of the Early Earth
Students assemble timelines of the early evolution of Earth's atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere by examining data from Archean rocks and minerals.
Samantha Hopkins, University of Oregon
This is a laboratory exercise has students make inferences about function from skeletal morphology. It uses data collection, quantitative reasoning, and hypothesis testing.
Macroevolution: Patterns and Processes of the Cambrian Metazoan Radiation
Michael Savarese, Florida Gulf Coast University
Diversification patterns for clades belonging to the Cambrian Fauna (i.e., one of Sepkoski's Three Great Faunas) are generated and then used to test whether deterministic or random processes drove this ...
Drainage Basins Field Lab
Jeff Marshall, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
This field activity and follow-up assignment explores the geomorphology of drainage basins in an active tectonic setting. It introduces basic concepts of drainage basin structure and landscape analysis using ...
Donald Rodbell, Union College (Lincoln, NE)
Field work is surveying terraces along the Mohawk River and two of its tributary streams in eastern NY State. Lab write up requires students to present data graphically and to propose an hypothesis that explains ...
Kathryn Hoppe, Green River Community College
Students use the web to examine the biologic, geologic, atmospheric, and climatologically changes that occur with the evolution of land plants. This write up is a summary of web-based readings which the students ...
Evolution of Normal Fault Systems During Progressive Deformation
Bob Burger, Smith College
This activity is based on QuickTime movies and color digital photographs derived from sandbox experiments that produce normal faults in a variety of boundary conditions following experiments developed by Ken ...
Tapestry of Time: the Evolution of the North American Continent
Scott Johnston, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
In this lecture activity, groups of students use the Tapestry of Time map printed by the USGS to create cross sections that illustrate the growth of the North American continent.