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Grand Canyon Exercise: Geological Time, History, and Sedimentary Environments. DLESE Reviewed Collection
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:
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Project
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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