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 (Sep 5)

  • Toy Float
  • Moon Balls

Week 6 (Oct 10)

  • Investigating Stream Processes
  • no quiz today

Week 11 (Nov 14)

  • Density Currents
  • Convection
  • Quiz 6

Week 2 (Sep 12)

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

Week 7 (Oct 17)

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

Week 12 (Nov 21)

  • Solar Heating
  • Air Pressure and Wind
  • Quiz 7

Week 3 (Sep 19)

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

Week 8 (Oct 24)

  • Investigating Tsunami
  • Plate Tectonics Card Sort
  • Plate Tectonic Machines
  • Quiz 4

Nov 28 - Thanksgiving

Week 4 (Oct 3)

  • Carla Calcite
  • Gallery Walk of Rocks
  • Quiz 2

Week 9 (Oct 31)

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

Week 13 (Dec 5)

  • Global Air Movements
  • Exploring Global Wind Patterns
  • Air Pressure Clouds or Fair Skies?
  • Quiz 8

Week 5 (Oct 28)

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

Week 10 (Nov 7)

  • Relative Time
  • Deep Time
  • Quiz 5

Week 14 (Dec 12)

  • Understanding Fronts
  • Weather Data/Weather Prediction
  • Hurricanes
  • Quiz 9

 

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