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The Amazing Race Geocache part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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

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

Assembling a Geologic History part of Field Lab Examples
Assemble a regional geologic history by compiling observations made a several sites.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

Rocks and weathered rocks part of Field Lab Examples
In this lab, students compare fresh rocks with their weathered equivalents.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering

Comparing Rain-Gauge Data with Radar-Derived Precipitation Estimates part of Field Lab Examples
Student teams collect rain-gauge data and compared it with radar-derived precipitation estimates. They use GIS to analyze discrepancies between the two datasets.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Clouds and precipitation, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Measurements

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

Groundwater Pump Test part of Field Lab Examples
Students run a pump test and interpret the results as drawdown curves and hydraulic conductivity measurements.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Hydrology:Ground Water:Aquifer properties

Cemetery Geology part of Field Lab Examples
Studying rock types, weathering processes and human history in a cemetery.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering