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Bedrock Geology Mapping Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
As a final exercise in a course on Geological Maps, students conduct a field mapping of a one square mile area over a weekend. Back in the classroom, students are introduced to ArcMAP and Illustrator, with which ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology

Aerial photo interpretation and mapping - Bayou Meda anticline, Arkansas part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Multi-day project using aerial photography and field observation to map and interpret a megascopic anticline/syncline pair exposed in the Ouachita Mountains of central Arkansas. This exercise involves two classroom ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Structural Geology

A Cross-Section and Geologic History from Field Data Collected by Second Year Students in the St Francois Mountains of Missouri part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This field activity takes place during a 3-day field trip to St Francois Mountains, Missouri. Students use their field data to construct a cross-section through a portion of the field area.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology

Field Trip to Enfield Glen, NY Finger Lakes Region part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a 2.5 hour field trip in which students search through strata of the Upper Devonian Catskill Delta for paleocurrent indicators that allow them to infer paleogeographic differences between Devonian and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Historical Geology, Sedimentary Geology

Red Canyon Terrace Project part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This project is designed to give students: (1) experience in mapping the details of surficial geologic deposits (Qal), (2) an understanding the geomorphic relations among surficial deposits and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology

Field Exercise in Stratigraphy/Paleoecology part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This field activity for GEOL 320 "Paleobiology" is designed to turn what could have been a "look-and-see" fossil collecting trip into one where genuinely interesting hypotheses/questions are ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Paleontology:Field Techniques , Biology, Geoscience:Paleontology:Paleoecology , Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction

"Adopt an Outcrop" part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Describing rock outcrops and hand specimens -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties

Building-Stone Geology part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience: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. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy:Physical Properties

The Amazing Race Geocache part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This hands on activity sends participants along a pre-determined course, using handheld GPS units, clues, and math skills to search out visual locations. Students compete in teams using basic functions of a Garmin ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience, Geography:Geospatial

Snow Pit Stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is the first exercise in a course titled Snow Dynamics and Accumulation. It asks student groups to describe snow pits and the variability in those snow pits in space. It can be used to understand the temporal ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Snowpack and Snow Melt, Snow Dynamics/Avalanche Science

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