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Floodplains in the field part of Field Lab Examples
In this lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Geology

Glacial Geology in the Field part of Field Lab Examples
Students describe and interpret glacial features exposed in gravel pits and outcrops.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Provenance, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial

Soils are the Pits! part of Field Lab Examples
describing soils in natural exposures

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling

Stream Dynamics and the Urban Environment part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This field activity focuses on stream dynamics and urban development. Students determine stream discharge and observe riparian conditions for a local wadeable urban stream. After the field trip, students delineate ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
A virtual and traditional field trip experience that was designed to study how virtual field trips should be used in geoscience curriculum. Field trip exercises are based on a local groundwater controversy that ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making

Riparian Plant Lab part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
In this field exercise for an introductory environmental science course, students investigate plant cover and type in a riparian area using transects. The final assignment is a lab report that includes a summary data table, a graph of cover types along their transect and an analysis of riparian health.

Subject: Biology:Plant Biology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Habitats, Environmental Science, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Biology:Diversity

Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
The use of hands-on/minds-on investigation of flowing water with flooding and erosion mitigation the focus. Students from kindergarten to graduate students have completed the investigation.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes

Determining Bulk Density of Different Soil Samples and Data Analysis part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity combines field exercise soil collection with lab analysis of soil bulk density. Students develop a lab procedure to measure density and analyze data using Microsoft Excel computer software.

Subject: Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Geoscience:Soils

Using line transects to determine interrelationships between vegetation type and small mammal activity. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Using quadrats along line transects in two different habitats, students will gather data which will provide evidence that shows the interrelationships between vegetation types and small mammal populations

Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems

Healthy Waters part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an mock investigation into different macroinvertebrates found in the streams in your local city. Students will record and analyze data that will lead them to learn if the water quality is good or bad in their backyard.

Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience

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