Field Lab Examples
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Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
Hydrology students are asked to participate in a service-learning project that involves a long-term stream monitoring project. The strengths of this laboratory exercise are that it integrates classroom knowledge ...
Exploring the building stones of downtown Seattle part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Students explore the building stones of downtown Seattle in order to obtain practice in rock identification.
A field trip to explore rock formation and tectonics of southern California part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
In this contribution, we provide an example of a one-day trip to examine Proterozoic metamorphic and Mesozoic intrusive igneous rocks that are easily accessible along and near roads in southern California. The ...
Cemetery Geology part of Field Lab Examples
Studying rock types, weathering processes and human history in a cemetery.
Glacial Geology in the Field part of Field Lab Examples
Students describe and interpret glacial features exposed in gravel pits and outcrops.
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.
Soils are the Pits! part of Field Lab Examples
describing soils in natural exposures
Assembling a Geologic History part of Field Lab Examples
Assemble a regional geologic history by compiling observations made a several sites.
Rocks and weathered rocks part of Field Lab Examples
In this lab, students compare fresh rocks with their weathered equivalents.
Groundwater Pump Test part of Field Lab Examples
Students run a pump test and interpret the results as drawdown curves and hydraulic conductivity measurements.