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Building-Stone Geology part of Field Lab Examples
Students in an area remote from igneous and metamorphic rocks wrote papers on the properties of locally used building stones and gave a walking tour in which they presented their results.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy:Physical Properties

Floodplains in the field part of Field Lab Examples
In this lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Geology

"Adopt an Outcrop" part of Field Lab Examples
Describing rock outcrops and hand specimens

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties

The Amazing Race Geocache part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This hands on activity sends participants along a pre-determined course, using handheld GPS units, clues, and math skills to search out visual locations. Students compete in teams using basic functions of a Garmin ...

Subject: Geoscience, Geography:Geospatial

Snow Pit Stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is the first exercise in a course titled Snow Dynamics and Accumulation. It asks student groups to describe snow pits and the variability in those snow pits in space. It can be used to understand the temporal ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Snow Dynamics/Avalanche Science, Snowpack and Snow Melt

Fauna of Waulsortian Mounds part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a field trip to local exposures of potential waulsortian carbonate mud mounds. The students will prepare by reading 1-2 publications on the subject and then we will travel to see and collect samples from ...

Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology:Field Techniques , Geoscience:Paleontology

A Traverse Through Time and Space: A Paleoenvironmental Analysis of Devonian Strata in New York State part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a field-based mini-project that requires students to synthesize their field data to 1) determine the depositional environments both across New York State (from the Catskills, NY to Rochester, NY) during ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Paleontology:Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction , Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Techniques of Sedimentary Geology

Sedimentary Petrology Field Trip to Gravel Quarry near Rotterdam Junction, NY part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Sedimentary Petrology: one field trip involves visiting an exceptional glacial outwash gravel quarry, where students measure, identify and count clast types, measure cross-bedding directions, and examine the early ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology

Outcrop Mapping at Woodall Shoals, South Carolina-Georgia part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Students work in groups of 3 or 4 to map relatively small parts of the outcrop at Woodall Shoals, which serves as a model of a complexly deformed high-grade metamorphic terrain. With the benefits of 100% exposure ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Structural Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology