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Using Dynamic Digital Maps to Teach Petrology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
In this session we will examine how to utilize Dynamic Digital Maps (DDMs) in undergraduate petrology courses to bring inaccessible and exciting volcanic field areas to the students in the classroom and to engage ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Radioisotopes, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Tectonics, Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings

Research Experiences in a Mineralogy Class part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
Dave Mogk, Montana State University Summary One of the goals of my Mineralogy class is to demonstrate how the principles and content covered in class can be applied to questions of geologic interest or that have ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Mineral Resources, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy

Student-designed Authentic Research Projects in a Non-major Environmental Geology Course part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Student-designed, data-based authentic research projects can be useful tools for incorporating a dimension of authentic research in non-major science courses. Such an approach has been followed in a geoscience ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology

Building a Local Stratigraphic Column: A research-based assignment for an introductory course part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students build a stratigraphic column for a pre-selected area through the compilation of a series of individual research projects. Students are required to conduct introductory field research as well as a ...

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

Determining slope movement and water contamination of quicklime deposits along Lake Winnebago, High Cliff State Park, Wisconsin part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
For nearly 100 years, the site that is now High Cliff State Park near Sherwood, WI was the site of a quicklime kiln. Local Silurian dolomite from the Niagara Escarpment was quarried and baked in large kilns before ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology

Predicting Radon levels in homes based on geology part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
By supplementing existing traditional labs on mineral and rock identification, and on interpreting geologic maps, and creating a lab time for analyzing data available on the web, the students will determine if ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Indoor Air Pollution

Petrology in the Field and Laboratory part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this multi-week project, students collect samples in the field, analyze them using various tools and instruments, then present their results and interpretations.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Natural Disaster Risk at Home part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students analyze the natural disaster threat and potential mitigation techniques of their (family) home.

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology:Tectonics

Analyzing beach sands with a SEM/EDS part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students pose a question that can be answered using the SEM and sand they have previously collected from beach profiles.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis

Integrating Scientific Discovery in a Field-based Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology Course part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
Ship Rock at Sunset. Research-intensive courses in the field put students in settings where they can experience the geology, environment, and culture. DetailsDavid Gonzales, Fort Lewis College Summary At Fort ...

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

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