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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

"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

A Traverse Through Time and Space: A Paleoenvironmental Analysis of Devonian Strata in New York State part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a field-based mini-project that requires students to synthesize their field data to 1) determine the depositional environments both across New York State (from the Catskills, NY to Rochester, NY) during ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology, Paleontology:Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction , Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Techniques of Sedimentary Geology

Sedimentary Petrology Field Trip to Gravel Quarry near Rotterdam Junction, NY part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Sedimentary Petrology: one field trip involves visiting an exceptional glacial outwash gravel quarry, where students measure, identify and count clast types, measure cross-bedding directions, and examine the early ...

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

Outcrop Mapping at Woodall Shoals, South Carolina-Georgia part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Students work in groups of 3 or 4 to map relatively small parts of the outcrop at Woodall Shoals, which serves as a model of a complexly deformed high-grade metamorphic terrain. With the benefits of 100% exposure ...

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

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