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Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
The introductory level course teaches geology majors basic skills in the context of a field-based problem, the integrating theme for the semester, so that they can more rapidly achieve an advanced skill level in ...

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

Volcanology and Petrology of Interbedded Andesitic Lava Flows and Volcaniclastic Rocks from Washburn Volcano, YNP part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Field and Laboratory Project - Volcanology and Petrology of Interbedded Andesitic Lava Flows and Volcaniclastic Rocks from Washburn Volcano, Yellowstone National Park Todd Feeley, Montana State University Intended ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Red Canyon Terrace Project part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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

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:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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:Sedimentary Geology, Geomorphology, Historical Geology, Geoscience:Geology

Field Exercise in Stratigraphy/Paleoecology part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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:Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction , Field Techniques , Paleoecology , Biology

Bedrock Geology Mapping Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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:Structural Geology, Geoscience:Geology

Mapping commingled magmas, Eastern Head of Isle Au Haut, Maine part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a week-long bedrock mapping project on Isle Au Haut, in Penobscot Bay, Maine, with three to four field days followed by 1-2 lab days. The bedrock is Silurian gabbro and granite that commingled in a magma ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology

Using Field Lab Write-ups to Develop Observational and Critical Thinking Skills part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Structural Geology:Activities
This adaptation of field labs incorporates writing in the form of "Description" and "Interpretation" sections of a geologic report. It can be used in many types of field labs to improve critical ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology

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