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Soils are the Pits! part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
describing soils in natural exposures

Assembling a Geologic History part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Assemble a regional geologic history by compiling observations made a several sites.

Rocks and weathered rocks part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
In this lab, students compare fresh rocks with their weathered equivalents.

Post-Settlement Erosion and Deposition part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Use valley and slope deposits to reconstruct recent landscape erosion and sedimentation history.

Studying Aquifers in Outcrop part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Students describe the hydrogeologic properties of different sedimentary and volcanic rocks.

Groundwater Pump Test part of Pedagogy in Action:Library: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 Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Studying rock types, weathering processes and human history in a cemetery.

Investigative Case - "Swampeast Missouri" part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Investigative Case Based Learning:Examples
Students will explore wetland hydrology and biology and decide whether or not to restore a wetland or retain dams and drainage systems.

Coral Bleaching: Making Our Oceans Whiter part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples
This lesson plan deals with coral reefs and the recent crisis of coral bleaching. It suggests that students engage in a role-playing debate about modifying human activity to protect reefs.

Transnational Pollution: Why Are You Dumping on Me? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples
The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize students with the different types of transnational pollution, by having them role-play in a hypothetical disaster on the Danube River.