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Determining slope movement and water contamination of quicklime deposits along Lake Winnebago, High Cliff State Park, Wisconsin part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
For nearly 100 years, the site that is now High Cliff State Park near Sherwood, WI was the site of a quicklime kiln. Local Silurian dolomite from the Niagara Escarpment was quarried and baked in large kilns before ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Activities, :Project

Florida River Project - individual and group research project part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
The Florida River Project is a semester-long project involving (1) an individual project in which students pose a scientific question and use existing data to test their hypothesis, and (2) a group project in which ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Activities, :Writing Assignment, Field Activity, Lab Activity, Project

Groundwater wells part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
We created a field of 8 wells that tap into the unconfined aquifer close to campus. Four of the wells are open for students to collect samples and take measurements. The remaining four wells have instruments that ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities

The Mini-Sedimentologist part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Keywords: scientific method, scientific writing, sediment cores, core description, smear slides, grain-size analysis During this multi-week or semester-long assignment, students collect sediment cores in the field, ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Activities, :Field Activity, Project, Lab Activity

Using a simple reef model to constrain tectonic history of carbonate islands part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Michael Toomey, University of Texas at Austin Author Profile This activity has benefited from input from faculty educators beyond the author ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities

Genomics of microbial communities in Thermopolis Hot Springs part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
The hot springs (52°C) in Thermopolis, WY contain abundant microbial mats, including mineral-rich filamentous bacteria. While cooler than nearby Yellowstone, Thermopolis contains a number or rare or unique ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Activities, :Field Activity, Project, Lab Activity

Stratigraphic Architecture of Table Rock, Boise, Idaho part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
In the GEOS 315 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy course at Boise State University, students conduct field research over a period of 4-5 weeks at Table Rock, a prominent sandstone plateau and popular hiking ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Writing Assignment, Field Activity, Project

Building a Local Stratigraphic Column: A research-based assignment for an introductory course part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students build a stratigraphic column for a pre-selected area through the compilation of a series of individual research projects. Students are required to conduct introductory field research as well as a ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Writing Assignment, Field Activity, Project

Semester Long Martian Research Project part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
These project materials scaffold students through a semester-long, original research project. This specific project was developed using the online planetary science database JMARS. Weekly assignments guide ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities

Predicting Radon levels in homes based on geology part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
By supplementing existing traditional labs on mineral and rock identification, and on interpreting geologic maps, and creating a lab time for analyzing data available on the web, the students will determine if ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities

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