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Acid Mine Field-Lab Experience part of Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Acid Mine Field-Lab Experience: Greg Druschel, University of Vermont Intended Audience: This activity was used for an introductory Geochemistry class, which contained students from sophomore level to master's ...
A Kinesthetic Demonstration for Locating Earthquake Epicenters part of Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
A kinesthetic activity for students to understand the technique for locating the epicenter of an earthquake. It is performed indoors and outdoors in three lessons.
Student-centered Experiments on Earthquake Occurrence Using the Seismic/Eruption Program part of Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Students select their own region of interest and interrogate the earthquake catalog to obtain quantitative data on the rate of occurrence of earthquakes of various magnitudes within their chosen region.
Investigating slope failure and landscape evolution with red beans and rice! part of Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Students investigate the behavior of a slope profile over geological timescales using a very simple experimental apparatus. The lab allows students to understand concepts of equilibrium, controls on slope profile, ...
An Electron Microprobe in the Classroom: A Remote-Access System for Education part of Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
In 2003, the University of Minnesota's Electron Microprobe Laboratory implemented a new system for remote research and education via the Internet. The remote-access system allows real-time access to our ...
Mentos and soda eruptions- lessons on explosive volcanic eruptions part of Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Students participate in a popular experiment with Mentos candies and soda. This helps them learn about the scientific method, gas saturation, bubble nucleation, and explosive volcanic eruptions.
A River Through Time: Managing the Upper Mississippi River part of Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Students explore river processes by following the Army Corps of Engineers' historic efforts to 'improve' the Mississippi River channel for navigation. Students design a river management scheme of ...
Rock & Mineral Bingo part of Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
This is a rock and mineral 'Bingo' that is based on knowledge and skill (not luck). It was designed as an entertaining and interactive means of developing and improving student rock and mineral ...
A Case Study: Geology, Remediation, Investigation at a RR Repair Shop Brownfield Site, St. Paul, Minnesota part of Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
A case-study approach can be used to introduce students to the work that geologists do as environmental consultants. Data used by environmental consultants for a Brownfield site that is currently undergoing ...
VEPP: Monitoring the Pu'u 'Ō'ō Eruption of Kīlauea Volcano Using Geochemical, Deformation and Seismicity Timeseries Data part of Teaching Resources:Volcano Exploration Project: Pu`u `O`o:Examples
Pu'u 'O'o at the end of episode 32 (USGS photograph by J.D. Griggs, 4/22/85, JG5363). This is an exercise that is in development and has not yet been fully tested in the classroom. Please check back ...