Field Lab Examples


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The First Field Trip: An introduction to sedimentation and stratigraphy part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
An example set of tasks and questions for the first field trip of a 300-level Sedimentology and Stratigraphy course.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology

Bedrock Geology Mapping Exercise part of 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 ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology

Red Canyon Terrace Project part of Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This project is designed to give students: (1) experience in mapping the details of surficial geologic deposits (Qal), (2) an understanding the geomorphic relations among surficial deposits and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology

Field Trip to Enfield Glen, NY Finger Lakes Region part of Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a 2.5 hour field trip in which students search through strata of the Upper Devonian Catskill Delta for paleocurrent indicators that allow them to infer paleogeographic differences between Devonian and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Sedimentary Geology, Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Historical Geology

How to be a field geologist: an in-class exercise to introduce students to basic outcrop analysis part of Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This in-class exercise is designed to give students practice analyzing outcrops before they go on a field trip. First, students watch a short video tutorial on analyzing an outcrop. Then, they are given a color ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology

A Cross-Section and Geologic History from Field Data Collected by Second Year Students in the St Francois Mountains of Missouri part of Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This field activity takes place during a 3-day field trip to St Francois Mountains, Missouri. Students use their field data to construct a cross-section through a portion of the field area.

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

Weathering of Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary Rocks in a Semi-Arid Climate - An Engineering Application of Petrology part of 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 ...

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

Volcanology and Petrology of Interbedded Andesitic Lava Flows and Volcaniclastic Rocks from Washburn Volcano, YNP part of NAGT:Our Work:Past Projects: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 ...

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

Monitoring Lead in an Urban Community Garden part of Service Learning:Activities
Each spring, students in a 300-level field course collect samples from urban community gardens to monitor soil lead concentrations.

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

Interpreting the Geologic History of Canyon de Chelly part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
The is a two part lesson designed to given in-service teacher an experience in field geology. The lesson is designed by Canyon de Chelly, AZ but can be used anywhere there are outcrops of two or more rock types.

Subject: Geoscience: Education:Faculty Development, Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Geoscience