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This website describes a geologic walking tour of Baltimore Maryland. The tour has a map, lots of photos and descriptions of twelve structures built from a variety of rocks. The tour provides a unique way of studying rocks in the 'field' for urban students. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Field activity
Subject: Geology
 
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This site contains a list of Ecology/Environmental Science projects, or case modules, created by Lifelines OnLine workshops (LLOL) participants. These cases are grouped by topic. Most cases are still undergoing field testing and may be updated. The user can link to each case on the list. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field activity
Subject: Ecology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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This PDF document discusses a field activity for K-12 students. The purpose of the activity is to observe type and cover of clouds including contrails. Students will observe ten types of clouds and how many of three types of contrails are visible, how much of the sky is covered with clouds, and how much is covered by contrails. The PDF is an instructor guide with detailed advice for administering ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology
 
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In this field lab, students describe two (or more) different rock types in outcrop, with an emphasis on the hydrogeologic properties of the rocks. Students are asked to draw sketches, take notes and ask questions about the how water may move through a rock unit . This website describes the learning goals and context use of the lab, and provides an equipment list, teaching notes and materials, a recommended ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geology, Hydrology
 
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This lab studies glacial deposits to determine where glaciers come from, how they deposit material, and what glaciation records tell us about glacial processes. Building a context for its use, including links to related field labs, this website details the learning goals of this lab. It includes teaching notes and materials, as assessment recommendation, and links to additional resources and references. ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Climatology, Geology
 
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This field exercise determines the susceptibility of different rocks to weathering, and, using the dates on the tombstones, estimates some weathering rates. Placing the field lab in context for use, this site describes the learning goals, teaching notes and materials, assessment recommendations, and provides links to other resources and references. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geology
 
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In this lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and augering techniques. Placing the lab context for use, this site provides learning goals and skills, equipment lists, teaching notes and materials, assessment recommendations, and links to further references and resources. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology
 
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In this lab, students conduct a groundwater pump test and interpret aquifer properties. Creating a use context for this lab, this website describes the learning goals, provides teaching notes, materials and assessment recommendations, and links the user to additional resources and references. This laboratory activity is part of the Starting Point Collection. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Hydrology
 
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The Secchi Dip-In is a demonstration of the potential of volunteer monitors to gather environmentally important information on our lakes, rivers and estuaries. This website highlights the efforts of the Secchi Dip-In and contains lots of descriptions and photos of water quality assessment methods. Users can sign up to dip, enter their Dip-In data, find Dip-in events and view a photo gallery from this ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Field activity, Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Hydrology
 
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This lab activity is part of the Starting Point collection. In this short, serial basic-meteorology lab, students identify different cloud types and estimate cloud cover over a period of several days. This website details learning goals, context for the lab, and teaching notes. A list of teaching materials and links to further resources are also provided. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field activity, Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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