Field Lab Examples
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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.
Post-Settlement Erosion and Deposition part of Field Lab Examples
Use valley and slope deposits to reconstruct recent landscape erosion and sedimentation history.
Studying Aquifers in Outcrop part of Field Lab Examples
Students describe the hydrogeologic properties of different sedimentary and volcanic rocks.
Groundwater Pump Test part of Field Lab Examples
Students run a pump test and interpret the results as drawdown curves and hydraulic conductivity measurements.
Cemetery Geology part of Field Lab Examples
Studying rock types, weathering processes and human history in a cemetery.
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 ...
The Amazing Race Geocache part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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 ...
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.