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Investigation of micropaleontological and paleomagnetic data part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Stephen Schellenberg, San Diego State University
Micropaleontological and paleomagnetic data are investigated to construct an integrated biomagnetostratigrahic age model for an Ocean Drilling Program site. Investigation emphasizes the complementary nature of ...
Critical Review of a Journal Article: An Assessment Activity part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
Dave Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman
In this exercise students do a formal review of a journal article using review criteria established for the Geological Society of America Bulletin or American Mineralogist. The quality of the students' ...
Trial by fire in the vertebrate graveyard part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Allison Tumarkin-Deratzian, Temple University
Students work through a series of stations displaying isolated bones, and answer short-answer questions designed to introduce them to formulating and defending hypotheses concerning anatomical and taxonomic ...
Fossil/modern mole phylogeny part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Students code characters from fossil taxa to add to an existing morphological phylogenetic analysis of moles. This activity is original research; the fossil taxa have never before been included in a phylogenetic ...
Caminalcule Phylogenetic Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Bill Ausich, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Imaginary creatures (caminalcues) are used as an introduction to the methods, assumptions, and conclusions of phylogenetic analysis.
Pathogenic Microorganisms in Water part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Activities
Melissa Lenczewski, Northern Illinois University
This activity introduces students to sampling and testing for microorganisms in different water sources. It also tests iodine tablets to kill coliform bacteria which interest many students. The activity utilizes ...
Dye Trace Experiment using part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Activities
Martin Helmke, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
This exercise allows students monitor a dye plume in a stream using digital images collected by "remote aerial tramway".
Mixing oil and water: Reinforcing groundwater concepts through comparisons with petroleum migration part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Activities
Larry Lemke, Wayne State University
A guided brainstorming exercise for discovering similarities and differences between groundwater flow and oil migration. It provides an opportunity for students to make connections between hydrogeology and ...
Igneous Rock Compositions and Plate Tectonics part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
Allen Glazner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
In this exercise, students use whole-rock major- and trace-element compositions of igneous rocks from a variety of tectonic settings and locations to explore the importance of plate setting in determining magma ...
Measuring bankfull channel features, bed sediment, and bed load part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Activities
Jordan Clayton, Georgia State University
The students gain field experience measuring bankfull channel characteristics in an urban park, and apply their measurements to determine whether the channel is 'adjusted' to its incoming flow regime and ...