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Comparing Rain-Gauge Data with Radar-Derived Precipitation Estimates part of Field Lab Examples
Student teams collect rain-gauge data and compared it with radar-derived precipitation estimates. They use GIS to analyze discrepancies between the two datasets.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Clouds and precipitation, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Measurements

Groundwater Pump Test part of Field Lab Examples
Students run a pump test and interpret the results as drawdown curves and hydraulic conductivity measurements.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Hydrology:Ground Water:Aquifer properties

Post-Settlement Erosion and Deposition part of Field Lab Examples
Use valley and slope deposits to reconstruct recent landscape erosion and sedimentation history.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediment Transport and Deposition, Techniques of Sedimentary Geology

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

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Geology of groundwater occurrence

Assembling a Geologic History part of Field Lab Examples
Assemble a regional geologic history by compiling observations made a several sites.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

Cemetery Geology part of Field Lab Examples
Studying rock types, weathering processes and human history in a cemetery.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering

Rocks and weathered rocks part of Field Lab Examples
In this lab, students compare fresh rocks with their weathered equivalents.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering

Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
Students use compasses and a map of campus to navigate and find orienteering markers. This lab helps to reinforce map navigation skills. Students enjoyed the activity.

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Mapping Bedrock Outcrops with Stride & Compass and a GPS Unit in a soil and forest mantled landscape part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Students take a two mile hike along a trail in a forest and map bedrock exposures. The project takes place over a few days. Students will need 2-3 hours to collect the data in the field, and another 2-3 hours to ...

Subject: Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience

Mapping commingled magmas, Eastern Head of Isle Au Haut, Maine part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a week-long bedrock mapping project on Isle Au Haut, in Penobscot Bay, Maine, with three to four field days followed by 1-2 lab days. The bedrock is Silurian gabbro and granite that commingled in a magma ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Geoscience:Geology, Geography:Geospatial