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Finding connections between current events and earth sciences
Annia Fayon, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Class creates a list of all current events, including topics from their countries of origin. The next task is to find the connections between the events and categorize events based on the connections. Finally, as a ...
Using Lava Flows & Volcanic Structures on Mars to Introduce the Concept of Relative Dating in Introductory Courses
Audi Matias, Skidmore College;
To compare bodies of rocks in the same region and determine the sequence of events that led to the formation of these rocks, geologists use a few simple rules of observation to help determine the relative ages of ...
The lab activity described here was adapted by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Use the button at the right to navigate to the student activity pages for this lab. To open the student pages in a new ...
A Theme Based Field Course on the Geology of New York
Dr. Joe Reese and Dr. Eric Straffin Department of Geosciences Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro, PA 16444 phone numbers: 814-732-2814 / 1573. Intended Audience: teachers, science education students, and ...
Investigating the rate of weathering on various rock types.
Sherry Miller, Mankato, MN, based on an original activity by Sandra McEwan and Peter Russell.
Students will make observations of weathering on different rock types in a cemetery. Students will also make observations of rock types of the Minneopa Falls.
Investigating sedimentary rock deposition and weathering in Mawikwe Bay Sea Caves
Beth Hoagland, Bayfield Middle School, Bayfield Wisconsin
A field investigation to the Mawikwe Bay Sea Caves of northern Wisconsin along Lake Superior in the winter. Students will investigate deposition of sedimentary rocks and weathering of the rocks to produce sea caves.
Stream investigation: Investigate how a local stream might have an impact on our surrounding landscape.
This activity is a field investigation where students will make stream observations to determine its geologic processes and influence to our local topography.
Investigating Processes of Sedimentation in Gravel Pits
This is a field investigation where students will explore and observe sediments within a local gravel pit and from their observation create an investigation that will help to determine the nature of the sediments.
Sinking and Floating Water
This activity is a classroom lab where students learn that cold water is denser and hot water is less dense than room temperature water. Students perform an experiment and relate to their background knowledge to make conjectures.
Investigation MN Geology: Identifying evidence for volcanism in Waite Park Quarries.
Emily Wolf, Osakis High School, Osakis, MN
This field investigation of bedrock geology allows students to make observations, form questions, and conduct research to identify the evidence for volcanism in Minnesota.