Floodplains in the field (with GIS)
From Starting Point
In this exercise from SERC's Starting Point, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques. This example demonstrates how basic GIS elements can enhance learning by adding spatial context and introducing mapping techniques. GIS elements encourage students to consider the spatial context of field observations, introduce GPS measurements, and can involve desktop GIS analyses.
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-629
This resource is part of 'Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience'
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Principal Investigator: Dr Cathy Manduca
Author: Mary Savina
Contributor: Brian Welch
St. Olaf College