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Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters

Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
The primary activity described here is measurement of sub-surface water properties in a local pond (e.g., temperature and dissolved oxygen). This activity combines concepts and skills from Geology, Biology and ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry

Snow Pit Stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is the first exercise in a course titled Snow Dynamics and Accumulation. It asks student groups to describe snow pits and the variability in those snow pits in space. It can be used to understand the temporal ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Snowpack and Snow Melt, Snow Dynamics/Avalanche Science

Fauna of Waulsortian Mounds part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a field trip to local exposures of potential waulsortian carbonate mud mounds. The students will prepare by reading 1-2 publications on the subject and then we will travel to see and collect samples from ...

Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology:Field Techniques , Geoscience:Paleontology

A Traverse Through Time and Space: A Paleoenvironmental Analysis of Devonian Strata in New York State part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a field-based mini-project that requires students to synthesize their field data to 1) determine the depositional environments both across New York State (from the Catskills, NY to Rochester, NY) during ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Paleontology:Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction , Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Techniques of Sedimentary Geology

Sedimentary Petrology Field Trip to Gravel Quarry near Rotterdam Junction, NY part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Sedimentary Petrology: one field trip involves visiting an exceptional glacial outwash gravel quarry, where students measure, identify and count clast types, measure cross-bedding directions, and examine the early ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology

Outcrop Mapping at Woodall Shoals, South Carolina-Georgia part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Students work in groups of 3 or 4 to map relatively small parts of the outcrop at Woodall Shoals, which serves as a model of a complexly deformed high-grade metamorphic terrain. With the benefits of 100% exposure ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Structural Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

The Amazing Race Geocache part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This hands on activity sends participants along a pre-determined course, using handheld GPS units, clues, and math skills to search out visual locations. Students compete in teams using basic functions of a Garmin ...

Subject: Geoscience, Geography:Geospatial

Post-Settlement Erosion and Deposition part of Field Lab Examples
Use valley and slope deposits to reconstruct recent landscape erosion and sedimentation history.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Techniques of Sedimentary Geology, Sediment Transport and Deposition

Studying Aquifers in Outcrop part of Field Lab Examples
Students describe the hydrogeologic properties of different sedimentary and volcanic rocks.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Geology of groundwater occurrence