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Exploring the building stones of downtown Seattle part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Students explore the building stones of downtown Seattle in order to obtain practice in rock identification.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology

Mapping Bedrock Outcrops with Stride & Compass and a GPS Unit in a soil and forest mantled landscape part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Students take a two mile hike along a trail in a forest and map bedrock exposures. The project takes place over a few days. Students will need 2-3 hours to collect the data in the field, and another 2-3 hours to ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience

Mapping commingled magmas, Eastern Head of Isle Au Haut, Maine part of Cutting Edge: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, Geology:Structural Geology, Geography:Geospatial

Coyote Creek Geologic Map part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Students are required to make field observations, collect data and then create a detailed geologic map and report for a small area (approximately 1 sq. mile) on the edge of the Tularosa Basin in south central New ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Sedimentary Geology, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology

Developing a local stratigraphy part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Students use field lab periods to construct a composite stratigraphic section of the area surrounding their campus. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology

Geologic Mapping I part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Students complete a geologic map of a small area. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations

Petrology in the Gravel Pit part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience: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. -

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

Cloud Observation part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
In this serial basic meteorology lab, students identify different cloud types and estimate cover over several days. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Clouds and precipitation

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
A virtual and traditional field trip experience that was designed to study how virtual field trips should be used in geoscience curriculum. Field trip exercises are based on a local groundwater controversy that ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making

Woolly Mammoth Excavation and Lab Work part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
students participate in authentic research project w/ scientists students learn scientific process through experience students participate in all aspects of the project including problem solving

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Paleontology:Paleoecology , Field Techniques , Extinction and Diversity , Development/Growth and Form/Morphometrics



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