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Building-Stone Geology part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Students in an area remote from igneous and metamorphic rocks wrote papers on the properties of locally used building stones and gave a walking tour in which they presented their results.

Floodplains in the field part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
In this lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques.

"Adopt an Outcrop" part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Describing rock outcrops and hand specimens

Using Field Labs part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs
Written by Mary Savina of Carleton College Students love field labs! They enjoy being outside and they appreciate the fact that geoscience field labs are unusually tactile and bring them into contact with real, ...

Comparing Rain-Gauge Data with Radar-Derived Precipitation Estimates part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs: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.

Rocks and weathered rocks part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
In this lab, students compare fresh rocks with their weathered equivalents.

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

Soils are the Pits! part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
describing soils in natural exposures

Groundwater Pump Test part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Students run a pump test and interpret the results as drawdown curves and hydraulic conductivity measurements.

Post-Settlement Erosion and Deposition part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Use valley and slope deposits to reconstruct recent landscape erosion and sedimentation history.

Studying Aquifers in Outcrop part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Students describe the hydrogeologic properties of different sedimentary and volcanic rocks.

Assembling a Geologic History part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Assemble a regional geologic history by compiling observations made a several sites.

Cemetery Geology part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Studying rock types, weathering processes and human history in a cemetery.

Cloud Observation part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
In this serial basic meteorology lab, students identify different cloud types and estimate cover over several days.

Making a Soil Monolith part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
This extended exercise engages soils students in both field and laboratory work through the collection and preservation of a soil monolith.

Petrology in the Gravel Pit part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Gravel pits exposing glacial deposits provide a wonderful variety of gravel to boulder sized igneous and metamorphic rocks, helpful to instructors in hard-rock-challenged regions.

Developing a local stratigraphy part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Students use field lab periods to construct a composite stratigraphic section of the area surrounding their campus.

Geologic Mapping I part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Students complete a geologic map of a small area.

Field Geology Education: Historical Perspectives and Modern Approaches part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Field instruction has traditionally been at the core of the geoscience curriculum. The field experience has been integral to the professional development of future geoscientists, and is particularly ...