|Grand Canyon Exercise: Geological Time, History, and Sedimentary Environments.|
This site presents a take-home web-based project for introductory geology students. The exercise has the students interpreting the sedimentary geology (lithology and fossils) of the Grand Canyon to create a geological history for the region. It is an open-ended exercise with no absolutely correct answer; it involves students acting as scientists - that is, the way real scientists think and combine information to come up with explanations.
Intended for grade levels:
Type of resource:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
This exercise may be used for any non-profit educational purpose.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-127
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Dexter Perkins
Univ. of North Dakota