Surface Feature Identification
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Objectives for the lab:
-To gain further understanding of stream stages
-To identify stream stages
-To identify surface water features
Higher order thinking skills goals
Interpretation of satellite images
Other skills goals
Context for Use
Type and level of course
Introductory Geology course for non-majors and fundamental for majors.
Skills and concepts students should have mastered
Instructions are provided to utilize Google Earth, but the student is expected to have gone through the accompanying lesson on surface water. The lab accompanies the lesson and provides real examples for the students to observe and identify the river stages and features of running water.
How the activity is situated in the course
This activity is used as a Lab or an activity after learning about surface water.
Description and Teaching Materials