An Indoor Shopping Mall Building Stone Investigation with Handheld Technology for Introductory Geoscience Students
Laura A. Guertin May 2005 Journal of Geoscience Education v53 n3 p253

Abstract - Field exercises are a valuable addition to introductory-level geoscience courses but are not always possible in an urban setting. This article from the Journal of Geoscience Education describes a project implementing the scientific method that allows students to examine the building stones found in the store fronts at a shopping mall to further develop skills in rock identification. The project is further enhanced with the use of Palm Pilot handheld technology as a tool for reference and data collection. This project allows students to see the use of geologic materials in an everyday setting and experience an innovative use of handheld technology.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Education, Biology:Evolution
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Opinion, Overview/Summary, Research Results, Journal Article
Topics: Education, Biosphere:Evolution, Solid Earth:Petrology