Teaching Activity Collection
These activities have been developed or adapted by Carleton faculty. For many more assignments from multiple disciplines, see the SERC activity collection. These assignments are presented in a common format so that other educators can make use of them more easily. Faculty are invited to submit activities to the collection at any time.Help
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Concept puzzles about geophysical methods part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
These exercises can be used in class to insure students have a firm grasp on the concepts behind a variety of geophysical techniques and can take anywhere between 10-45 minutes.
Izmit Earthquake part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
This lab allows students to analyze earthquake seismicity from the North Anatolian fault using a variety of methods.
Metamorphism of siliceous dolostone: An example from the Alta stock, Utah part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
In this exercise students study the low variance mineral assemblages from the contact aureole of the Alta stock to learn how rock and fluid compositions control mineral assemblages during contact metamorphism.
Fossils in Context: creating your own fossiliferous 'limestone' part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
Our museum collection is full of loose, individual, beautiful fossils of marine invertebrates. I try to get students to understand that most fossils they might actually find in the field are locked in rock, and ...
Studying Aquifers in Outcrop part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Students describe the hydrogeologic properties of different sedimentary and volcanic rocks. -
Groundwater Pump Test part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Students run a pump test and interpret the results as drawdown curves and hydraulic conductivity measurements. -
Cemetery Geology part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Studying rock types, weathering processes and human history in a cemetery. -
Assembling a Geologic History part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Assemble a regional geologic history by compiling observations made a several sites. -
Friday Forum: Reading from the Primary Literature part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Activities
All students in the course read the same paper from the primary literature and write three questions about the paper. These questions are compiled by the instructor and distributed to the class before the paper is ...