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Bedrock Geology Mapping Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
As a final exercise in a course on Geological Maps, students conduct a field mapping of a one square mile area over a weekend. Back in the classroom, students are introduced to ArcMAP and Illustrator, with which ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology

Aerial photo interpretation and mapping - Bayou Meda anticline, Arkansas part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Multi-day project using aerial photography and field observation to map and interpret a megascopic anticline/syncline pair exposed in the Ouachita Mountains of central Arkansas. This exercise involves two classroom ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Structural Geology

Mapping commingled magmas, Eastern Head of Isle Au Haut, Maine part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a week-long bedrock mapping project on Isle Au Haut, in Penobscot Bay, Maine, with three to four field days followed by 1-2 lab days. The bedrock is Silurian gabbro and granite that commingled in a magma ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Structural Geology, Geography:Geospatial

Using Wetlands to Teach Hydrogeology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Activities
Field exercises (surface-water, vadose-zone, and groundwater hydrology), in which students generate their own data throughout the semester, are presented for teaching hydrogeological concepts, techniques, and ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water: Field methods in hydrogeology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Ground Water, Geoscience:Hydrology

Volcanology and Petrology of Interbedded Andesitic Lava Flows and Volcaniclastic Rocks from Washburn Volcano, YNP part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Field and Laboratory Project - Volcanology and Petrology of Interbedded Andesitic Lava Flows and Volcaniclastic Rocks from Washburn Volcano, Yellowstone National Park Todd Feeley, Montana State University Intended ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Weathering of Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary Rocks in a Semi-Arid Climate - An Engineering Application of Petrology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
Students examine soils developed on igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks near Denver, Colorado. The 2-week exercise includes sample collection, description, and preparation, determining clay mineralogy by ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes

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

"Adopt an Outcrop" part of Field Lab Examples
Describing rock outcrops and hand specimens

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties

Building-Stone Geology part of Field Lab Examples
Students in an area remote from igneous and metamorphic rocks wrote papers on the properties of locally used building stones and gave a walking tour in which they presented their results.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy:Physical Properties

Geologic Mapping I part of Field Lab Examples
Students complete a geologic map of a small area.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations