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Geological forces changing the landscape at Minnehaha Falls
Sue Loontjer Our Savior Lutheran Excelsior, MN
This activity is a field investigation of the geological features of Minnehaha Falls, how they have changed and why, how they are changing and what could be done to preserve the falls.
Investigating Rocks: Seeing your school's area
Matt Weingartz, Transfiguration School, Oakdale, MN. Based on an original activity from Prentice Hall Textbook, Science Explorer: Earth Science C. 2000
This activity is a lab presentation where students gather data about rocks from their area and hypothesize what the rocks are and where they came from.
Geologic Field Investigation: Investigating Coastal Features of Western Lake Superior, Inferring Possibilities of their Origins
This geologic investigation will have students observing and investigating coastal features of Western Lake Superior using inquiry-based investigable questions, and inferring possibilities of the coastal features' origins.
Mineral Density: Teaching accuracy, slope, and percent error in the Earth science classroom
Mary Colson Horizon Middle School Moorhead, MN
This activity is a lab investigation in which students make mass/volume measurements of several samples of the same mineral to determine the mineral's density. Students graph their data and make the connection between their qualitative understanding of what density is and the mathematical/graphical representation of density.
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.
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.
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, University of Akron Main Campus
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.
Eric Pyle, James Madison University
This is a classroom activity intended as an introductory exercise in a capstone experience involving complex Earth systems.