Hands-on Geology: K-12 Activities and Resources

Society for Sedimentary Geology: Beloit

This is a resource book for people interested in K-12 earth science education. The book includes 22 geology activities with teacher's guides. Activities range from basic sedimentary geology and paleontology (e.g., growing crystals, measuring sediment-settling rates, invertebrate fossils, dinosaurs and evolution) to applied geology (e.g., acid rain and copper exploration). A material- and information-resource list is included. This book is useful to both teachers and geologists who work with teachers and children.

SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) is an international not-for-profit Society based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Through its network of international members, the Society is dedicated to the dissemination of scientific information on sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, environmental sciences, marine geology, hydrogeology, and many additional related specialties. The Society supports the science and its members in their professional objectives by publication of two major scientific journals, the Journal of Sedimentary Research (JSR) and PALAIOS, in addition to producing research conferences, short courses, and Special Publications. Through SEPM's Continuing Education, Publications, Meetings, and other programs, members can both gain and exchange information pertinent to their geologic specialties.

Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology, Geoscience
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources, Scientific Resources, Activities
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:K12, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science