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Hypothesis Testing through Field Investigation of Mystery Mounds part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Students formulate and test a hypothesis that addresses the potential processes involved in forming or subsequently shaping an unknown geomorphic feature, in this case mima mounds or patterned ground. Students gain ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Earth Materials and Ancient Cultures part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students investigate properties of earth materials through the lens of art and archeology. It allows ties to other required core curriculum courses (particularly classics and art history), and integrates the use of ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Igneous Rocks

Using Google Earth to Analyze Structures in Southwest Utah part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Southwest Utah straddles the transition from the Colorado Plateau to the Basin and Range physiographic province. This transition also coincides with the leading edge of the Late Cretaceous to early Tertiary Sevier ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Structural Visualizations, Joints/Fractures

Expedition to the PreCambrian part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Early Earth:Activities
A group exercise that investigates geological, atmospheric, hydrologic, and biological conditions during the Hadean, Archean, and Proterozoic. Students will plan a trip to a certain time period within the ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science

Exploring lithological assemblages and structural styles of granite-greenstone belts part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Early Earth:Activities
In this 1 week module, students use primary literature to study structural and tectonic styles within Archean granite-greenstone belts.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics

Using Range Through Charts: Constructing a Diversity Curve part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Paleontology:Activities
This is a hands-on jigsaw-style assignment for a non-majors geology class that illustrates when different groups of organisms originate, persist and go extinct in geological time. Students will be able to construct ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Paleontology:Extinction and Diversity

Aurora Mastodont Project - Matrix Analyses Project part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
This is a laboratory based assignment that is for Introductory level geoscience classes (Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Earth Science) that brings an authentic research experience to your students. In the ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Paleontology

Global Warming and Changing Sea Level part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Oceanography:Activities
In the first part of this activity, students think about their personal carbon emissions and driving habits. They reflect on what might be done to reduce our carbon emissions, as individuals and as a society as a ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Sea Level Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Mars Landing Site Selection: An exercise in reading geologic maps and other geologic data sets part of Cutting Edge:Discoveries from Mars:Activities
Students use available Mars data to select the next rover landing sites, given appropriate engineering, geologic and biologic constraints. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Images/Maps/Visualizations, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Geologic History

Geological Map Problem part of Cutting Edge:Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
This is a lab activity that is designed to help introductory, non-science majors integrate their geological knowledge near the end of the course. In this activity, students work in self-selected groups of up to four per group on the history of a sketch geological map.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology, Education:Assessment



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