Fairly Simple Geology Exercises

John Thomas, Barbara Thomas, Skidmore College, No institutional affiliation is known

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This is a collection of 18 geology exercises that are designed for teachers with little or no geology background. Each exercise includes relevant background information, complete instructions, student handouts and answer keys. Topics include rock and mineral identification, Bowen's reaction series, crystal models, topographic maps, earthquakes, groundwater, oil exploration, plate tectonics and more.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology:Mineralogy, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Topics: Solid Earth:Petrology, Mineralogy, Earth surface, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Solid Earth, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water