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Oil Demand and Consumption
Data modeling activity using oil reserve and consumption data. Students predict when oil reserves meet or exceed reserves.
Research Experiences in a Mineralogy Class
Dave Mogk, Montana State University Summary One of the goals of my Mineralogy class is to demonstrate how the principles and content covered in class can be applied to questions of geologic interest or that have ...
Melding Research on the Navajo Volcanic Field into Undergraduate Curriculum to Promote Scientific Literacy
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College Summary Mafic dike in the Navajo volcanic field exposed near Newcomb, New Mexico. Details This module highlights the curricular design and outcomes of undergraduate research in ...
Undergraduate research students investigate dune processes and change at a Lake Michigan site (Case study from 2007-2008 field season)
Deanna van Dijk, Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College Overview of the Project Undergraduate research students working with Deanna van Dijk, a physical geographer and faculty ...
Calculating the radius of the Earth
Science students often have difficulty thinking about large spatial scales. The purpose of the exercise is to redo Eratosthenes' calculation of the radius of the Earth using data from to sites in ancient Egypt. The excercise teaches about the methodology of science - how Eratothenes figured it out - rather than worried about what the "right" answer is. It can also be used to discuss the role of models in geological thinking.
Using Geophysical Field Studies as the Focus for Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in an Introductory Geophysics Course
Paul Kelso, Geology and Physics Departments, Lake Superior State University.This page is a supplement to the original course description found hereShort description of the course:Using field geophysics projects as ...
Advanced Field Geology
This is a field-based course, taught during four weekends, spread out over the semester. Each trip generally visits a different locality in order to expose students to diverse types of geology, everything from ...
Introduction to Earth Science
Intro to Earth Science - survey of geology, astronomy, meteorology, and oceanography. Students are introduced to the process of science through a series of hands-on lab experiments and demonstrations.
General Geology lab
This is the lab portion of General Geology (Geology 101), and is designed for novice scientists or science-phobic students. Different aspects of the process of science are addressed each week in the context of ...
Mineral Cleavage: a practical experiment
In this geology activity, students investigate the physical property of mineral cleavage by physically trying to break down a block of halite and describing the results. This lab addresses many misunderstandings non-majors have about the physical properties of minerals and includes a brief write up of their conclusions.