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Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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 ...

Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters

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.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology

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 ...

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

Mapping Bedrock Outcrops with Stride & Compass and a GPS Unit in a soil and forest mantled landscape part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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: Geoscience, Geography:Geospatial

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

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

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

Glacial Geology in the Field part of Field Lab Examples
Students describe and interpret glacial features exposed in gravel pits and outcrops.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Provenance, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial

Soils are the Pits! part of Field Lab Examples
describing soils in natural exposures

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling