Geology 8T: Earth Science Lab for Teachers

 

Lab Activity Notes

Click on the week you are interested in below to find about that week's lab activities. Additional background information about each activity can be found in your lab manual, or will be given to you in class. If you need any extra information about a topic covered in this class, feel free to look in any Earth Science text (QE28 section of the library if you don't own a text anymore), do an on-line search, or e-mail me. Remember, if you miss class, you still have to do the assignment and take the quiz for that week BEFORE the next class period. Contact me if you have concerns or questions or extenuating circumstances.

Week 1 (Jan 31)

  • Toy Float
  • Moon Balls

Week 6 (Mar 7)

  • Investigating Stream Processes
  • no quiz today

Week 11 (Apr 18)

  • Relative Time
  • Deep Time
  • Quiz 6

Week 2 (Feb 7)

  • Exploring Mineral Properties
  • Recognizing Cleavage
  • Toothpaste
  • Mineral Identification

Week 7 (Mar 14)

  • Living with Streams: Engineer & Build Your Own Levee
  • download the pdf for class!
  • no quiz today

Week 12 (Apr 25)

  • Density Currents
  • Convection
  • Quiz 7

Week 3 (Feb 14)

  • Resource Scavenger Hunt
  • Introducing Rocks
  • Sedimentary Rock Stories
  • Quiz 1

Week 8 (Mar 21)

  • Beaches
  • Why Gyres
  • Ocean Currents & Temperature
  • Quiz 4

Week 13 (May 2)

  • Solar Heating
  • Air Pressure and Wind
  • Quiz 8

Week 4 (Feb 21)

  • Carla Calcite
  • Gallery Walk of Rocks
  • Quiz 2

Week 9 (Apr 4)

Week 14 (May 9)

  • Global Air Movements
  • Exploring Global Wind Patterns
  • Air Pressure Clouds or Fair Skies?
  • Quiz 9

Week 5 (Feb 28)

  • Weathering Processes
  • Weathering Odd One Out
  • Tombstone Detectives
  • Quiz 3

Week 10 (Apr 11)

  • Volcanoes and Eruption Types
  • Long Valley Analysis
  • no quiz today

Week 15 (May 16)

  • Understanding Fronts
  • Weather Data/Weather Prediction
  • Hurricanes
  • Quiz 10

 

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