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Exploring Sugarloaf Cove: Investigating the Geology of Lake Superior's North Shore.
Matt Winbigler, Cloquet Middle School, Cloquet, Minnesota
This activity is a field investigation where students make observations of the pebble beach, lava flows, and wetland restoration at Sugarloaf Cove to generate questions to be addressed throughout the earth science curriculum.

Investigating geologic features and processes: A field investigation for earth science students at Leif Erickson Park, Duluth, Minnesota.
Laurie Severson
This activity is a field investigation where students observe and interpret the rocks types, geologic features, and processes typical to the north shore of Lake Superior. Students use their data to develop questions that could be further investigated and to predict the sequence of events leading to the formation of these rocks and features.

ConcepTest: Rock Transformation
The graph below illustrates how the temperature changed with time for part of the rock cycle. Which of the following processes is best represented by the graph? a. sediment is lithified to form sedimentary rock b. ...

ConcepTest: Temperature Change over Time in Rock Formation
The graph below illustrates how the temperature changed with time for part of the rock cycle. Which of the following is best represented by the graph? a. sediment is lithified to form sedimentary rock b. ...

Learning Assessment #8 - Concept Map (2011)
Leslie Reid, University of Calgary; Michelle Speta, University of Alberta
An end of the term, in-class activity that challenges students to synthesize their understanding of the fundamental concepts taught over the course of the semester - plate tectonics, the rock cycle, geologic time ...

Metamorphic Rocks Lab
Ann Hadley, Manchester Community College
Students describe rock characteristics and determine if a rock sample is metamorphic. If it is, they determine the parent rock. If not, they describe what it would change into as a metamorphic rock. The whole class ...

Sediment and Depositional Environments lab
Ann Hadley, Manchester Community College
Students will investigate sedimentary materials and depositional environments utilizing microscopes, hand samples, and internet data.

A Sustainable Southwest Japanese Garden
Rhonda Spidell, Albuquerque Academy
A Sustainable Southwest Japanese Garden Project combines Earth Systems geoscience curriculum with designing and developing a sustainable Japanese garden. The garden uses water harvested from the roof of the ...

Draw the outcrop
David Steer, The University of Akron
Six to eight rock unit descriptions are provided in random order. Students must synthesize the rock descriptions, processes involved and relative time principles to draw a cross section for the outcrop.

Web-o-Cycles
Eric Pyle, James Madison University
This is a classroom activity intended as an introductory exercise in a capstone experience involving complex Earth systems.


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