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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

Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
Students use compasses and a map of campus to navigate and find orienteering markers. This lab helps to reinforce map navigation skills. Students enjoyed the activity.

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Coyote Creek Geologic Map part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Students are required to make field observations, collect data and then create a detailed geologic map and report for a small area (approximately 1 sq. mile) on the edge of the Tularosa Basin in south central New ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Sedimentary Geology, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology

Structural and bedrock mapping along the York Rd, Lewis and Clark County, Montana part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a road mapping exercise with which students can get acquainted with the concept of detailed "structural mapping," combined with bedrock lithological mapping, and interpretation of structural data

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Geoscience:Geology

Field Geophysics Sampling and Aliasing Theory and Examples part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Collecting geosciences data in the field involves sampling in time and space. Sampling includes theoretical limitation and the possibility of aliasing which has severe effects on sampled data. The concepts are ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics

Integrated Field Project in Structural Geology and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
By combining the curricular and learning objectives across traditionally separate undergraduate courses in Sedimentology/Stratigraphy and Structural Geology, Lafayette College has developed an innovative year-long ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Sedimentary Geology

Mapping of LSU Field Camp part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a one week mapping exercise of the exposed bedrock geology of the 1400 acre Charles Barney Geology Field Camp owned by the Department of Geology & Geophysics at Louisiana State University. It is ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Techniques of Sedimentary Geology, Stratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology

Rubric for field notes/field books part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Assessment Tools
This is a rubric for assessing student work with field note-taking. It provides clear expectations to students before any field assignment commences. This rubric is derived from the work of the sub-committee at the ...