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Visualizing Data from a Journal Article: A Critical Thinking Exercise
Jeannette Wolak, Tennessee Technological University
This is a take-home exercise for junior or senior-level students in a Sedimentation/Stratigraphy course. It may be used to bridge topics of geomorphology, depositional environments and clastic sedimentology. The ...

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Recognizing and mapping faults using lidar and field data
Anne Egger, Central Washington University
In this activity, students create a geologic map and cross-section of the Fish Springs cinder cone and surrounding area in the Owens Valley, CA, using a high-resolution DEM developed from airborne lidar data as a ...

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Red Canyon Terrace Project
Dennis Dahms, University of Northern Iowa
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 ...

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Spatial Thinking Workbook
This project is developing and testing teaching materials to improve the spatial thinking skills of geoscience undergraduates, using strategies supported by cognitive science and geoscience education research.

Flood Recurrence CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. This worksheet has students determine and plot the extent of a 100-year flood onto a map and determine which houses could be affected.

Stick-Slip Faulting and Earthquakes CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. This worksheet introduces stick-slip faulting and earthquakes by having students: 1) Identify sticking points in strike-slip fault traces; and ...

Identifying Geologic Structures in Outcrops CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. Students identify and annotate/sketch stratigraphic (e.g. bedding) and structural features (e.g. joints, faults, folds) on top of outcrop ...

Making Topographic Maps
Caitlin Callahan, Grand Valley State University
In this activity, students learn how to contour topographic data from three-dimensional models that they create for themselves. Students examine how topographic contour lines differ based on different topographic features.

Metamorphic Facies CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. Students plot pressure and temperature points from metamorphic environments (i.e. subduction zone and continental convergence) onto the ...

Earth's Magnetic Field CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. To draw attention to the changes in magnetic inclination with latitude on Earth, students move, rotate, and match packages of "rock" ...

Earth's Interior CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. Students sketch the layers of the Earth in a progressive fashion, starting with the somewhat familiar top 40km of the crust and working ...

Classifying Igneous Rocks CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. Students use an igneous rock composition chart to identify rocks with given mineral percentages. Instead of mentally determining where a rock ...

Groundwater Flow CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. Students use water level data in wells to draw the top of the water table on a cross-section. Students also indicate the water flow direction, ...

Water Table Contours and Contamination CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. Students use water table elevations from wells to draw the contours of the water table onto a map. Students also indicate the groundwater flow ...

Stratigraphy of the Grand Canyon CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. Students use a geologic map of the Grand Canyon and descriptions of each unit (name, age, thickness, relative resistance) to build a ...

Glacial Geomorphology CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. Students use glacial landforms to determine the flow direction of ice and the extent of glaciation in Wisconsin.

Glacial Movement CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. Students work on understanding glacial flow and ablation by drawing arrow to indication downhill ice flow direction, drawing glacial toe ...

Transgression and Regression CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. Students build transgression and regression stratigraphic sequences with 4 near-shore lithologies (beach sand, fine sand, mud, and limestone).

Topographic Maps CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. Students create a topographic map of a 3D model by tracing the boundary of water as it floods the model and rises every 10 feet.

Effects of Pressure and Temperature on Igneous Rocks CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. Using pressure/temperature charts with a solidus line, students draw arrows to show how the pressure and temperature and state of a rock would ...

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