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Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
A think-pair-share activity in which students calculate weathering rates from tombstone weathering data. -
Weather Map Interpretation
Mark Francek, Central Michigan University
Students participate in a Gallery Walk to combine weather variables and create weather forecasts based on four different weather maps.
Weathering and mass wasting
Jordan Clayton, Georgia State University
This class exercise is an opportunity for students to apply textbook information about weathering and mass wasting to local and nationally-recognized surface features, such as Stone Mountain (GA), Half Dome (CA), ...
Weathering of Minerals
Wendy Van Norden, harvard-westlake school
Students determine the % change in mass of mineral samples that have been placed in a rock tumbler. They graph the relationship between the hardness of the mineral and the % change in mass. They then consider why some of the mineral samples do not conform the the relationship they graphed. They investigate the physical properties of the outliers and consider how the physical properties contributed to the rate of weathering, and what kind of weathering occured in the rock tumbler.
Pete Stelling, University of Alaska Anchorage
This project has students dirty several dishes equally and design experiments to determine which analogs of geologic processes are most efficient for removing the baked-on food. Students calculate rates of ...
Kira Lawrence, Lafayette College
This field trip assignment brings students to a local cemetery to collect data related to the age and extent of weathering of limestone and igneous tombstones. Students then analyze the data they collect using ...
Predicting Weather and Understanding Weather Systems
Carla Grandy, City College of San Francisco
The assignment gives students to the opportunity to bring together everything that they have learned in 7 weeks of atmospheric processes and meteorology to try to predict weather conditions.
Relationship between mineral weathering and groundwater composition
Nancy Hinman, University of Montana-Missoula, The
By observing changes in rocks exposed to chemical weathering, students are to infer resulting changes to the chemical composition of groundwater. Students are required to justify their inferences through the use of ...
Delicious Differential Weathering
Mary Gorte, Delta College
In this activity students are exposed to the concept of both physical and chemical weathering while eating a Baby Ruth candy bar. This is compared to the weathering of a piece of granite. The strength of this ...
Tombstone Weathering Lab
Alison Anders, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During a field trip to a cemetery students collect data on the weathering of tombstones. They graph the data and make hypotheses about factors other than age that contribute to the different degrees of weathering ...