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Predicting Radon levels in homes based on geology part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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 ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Indoor Air Pollution
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities

Geoscience education research project part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students complete a scientific research project including asking a question, developing methods, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting data, and communicating results. The research question begins "What ...

Subject: Education
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Project

Writing a hypothesis and designing an dxperiment for a high altitude balloon flight part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
This is a small part of a much larger project in which students complete an high altitude balloon flight (HAB). In this part they complete a series of steps that encourage collaboration, communication, cooperation, ...

Subject: Geoscience
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities

Explore natural hazards in seismically active regions using geodetic, earthquake, and societal data. part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students conduct a regional seismic hazard analysis of a region of the United States of their choosing*. Using on-line data, they bring together and investigate the interaction of multiple types of data [ground ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities

Integrating Scientific Discovery in a Field-based Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology Course part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
Ship Rock at Sunset. Research-intensive courses in the field put students in settings where they can experience the geology, environment, and culture. DetailsDavid Gonzales, Fort Lewis College Summary At Fort ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Course Information

Analyzing beach sands with a SEM/EDS part of Example
Students pose a question that can be answered using the SEM and sand they have previously collected from beach profiles.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

Petrology in the Field and Laboratory part of Example
In this multi-week project, students collect samples in the field, analyze them using various tools and instruments, then present their results and interpretations.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity

Natural Disaster Risk at Home part of Example
Students analyze the natural disaster threat and potential mitigation techniques of their (family) home.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology:Tectonics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment

Groundwater wells part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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 ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Groundwater
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities

The Mini-Sedimentologist part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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, ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Field Activity, Activities, :Project, Lab Activity