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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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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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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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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.

Spatial Thinking Journal Club
January - May, 2012 Three-dimensional view of the global wind circulation patterns due to unequal heating at the equator and the poles. Image from NASA's Remote Sensing Tutorial: The Water Planet - ...

Spatial Thinking in the Geosciences
Spatial thinking is fundamental in the geosciences. From visualizing atmospheric, ocean, or mantle circulation patterns to navigating unfamiliar landscapes to constructing a cross-section through deformed rocks, ...

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 ...

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" ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Fault Identification CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Bridget Garnier
Sketching activity that uses a sketch-understanding program, CogSketch. Students learn about normal, reverse, and strike-slip faults by moving fault blocks in response to different stress orientations.

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