Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory Course and Kit

Author(s): ALEXANDRA PRICE

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2022

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This engaging physical geology laboratory course, e-text, and specimen identification kit will challenge and excite your students while they explore the globe, study national parks, identify rocks and minerals, analyze data, hypothesize, and extrapolate, all while learning and applying scientific methodologies!

Introduction to Physical Geology contains 13 modules with engaging laboratories, quizzes, projects, and scientific writing assignments that can uniquely be delivered in any modality. This course is applicable in full as well as accelerated semesters. User-friendly, this robust and engaging laboratory course and kit is technologically relevant for the hands-on geoscience lessons, including the identification of forty rock and minerals specimens that are shipped directly to students!

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • explain aspects of geology and geoscience.
  • be able to understand tectonic processes, geologic time, metamorphism, deposition, weathering, erosion, volcanism, natural hazards, natural resources, and many other processes and mechanisms related to geology.
  • recognize fifteen minerals by distinguishing their unique physical properties.
  • identify different types of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks based on their textures and compositions, and  explain the nature of their formations.
  • apply critical thinking and scientific communication skills.

Introduction

Module 1: Geoscience and Quantitative Reasoning

Module 2: Earth’s Layers and Plate Tectonics

Module 3: Geologic Time

Module 4: Geologic Structures and Seismology

Module 5: Minerals

Module 6: Igneous Rocks and Volcanism

Module 7: Geologic Investigation of the Hawaiian Islands

Module 8: Sedimentary Rocks and Processes

Module 9: Metamorphic Rocks and Metamorphism

Module 10: Maps and Geographic Information Systems

Chapter 11: Energy, Resources and Global Climate

Chapter 12: Wind, Water, and Ice

Chapter 13: Final Project – National Park Exploration

ALEXANDRA PRICE

A geoscientist from Colorado, Alexandra is a proven leader with relentless ambition. The cratonic foundation of her education began in Western Colorado at Colorado Mesa University. Her native roots in the west, outdoor activity interests, and geographic location embellished her geoscience education. During her studies in geology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), she was offered an internship with the Bureau of Land Management applying GIS to public lands. Post bachelorette, Alexandra worked a diverse set of jobs, several in field settings such as a lead well site geologist and archaeology field assistant. Her continued education (M.S.) at the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) produced an emerging teacher, and ignited a passion for geoscience instruction. Her enthusiasm now is being directed at college and university level instruction, student success, and sharing her love for geoscience with engaged minds. She published a physical geology distance learning course (available for adoption) in 2022. She teaches full time with Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) and is an online adjunct with UTPB. She will begin her Ph.D. in Spring 2023 with the University of Houston's school of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Her research focus is finding critical minerals using remote sensing techniques.

She can be reached on her LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-price-geoscientist/ or at alexandraprice@msn.com

This engaging physical geology laboratory course, e-text, and specimen identification kit will challenge and excite your students while they explore the globe, study national parks, identify rocks and minerals, analyze data, hypothesize, and extrapolate, all while learning and applying scientific methodologies!

Introduction to Physical Geology contains 13 modules with engaging laboratories, quizzes, projects, and scientific writing assignments that can uniquely be delivered in any modality. This course is applicable in full as well as accelerated semesters. User-friendly, this robust and engaging laboratory course and kit is technologically relevant for the hands-on geoscience lessons, including the identification of forty rock and minerals specimens that are shipped directly to students!

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • explain aspects of geology and geoscience.
  • be able to understand tectonic processes, geologic time, metamorphism, deposition, weathering, erosion, volcanism, natural hazards, natural resources, and many other processes and mechanisms related to geology.
  • recognize fifteen minerals by distinguishing their unique physical properties.
  • identify different types of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks based on their textures and compositions, and  explain the nature of their formations.
  • apply critical thinking and scientific communication skills.

Introduction

Module 1: Geoscience and Quantitative Reasoning

Module 2: Earth’s Layers and Plate Tectonics

Module 3: Geologic Time

Module 4: Geologic Structures and Seismology

Module 5: Minerals

Module 6: Igneous Rocks and Volcanism

Module 7: Geologic Investigation of the Hawaiian Islands

Module 8: Sedimentary Rocks and Processes

Module 9: Metamorphic Rocks and Metamorphism

Module 10: Maps and Geographic Information Systems

Chapter 11: Energy, Resources and Global Climate

Chapter 12: Wind, Water, and Ice

Chapter 13: Final Project – National Park Exploration

ALEXANDRA PRICE

A geoscientist from Colorado, Alexandra is a proven leader with relentless ambition. The cratonic foundation of her education began in Western Colorado at Colorado Mesa University. Her native roots in the west, outdoor activity interests, and geographic location embellished her geoscience education. During her studies in geology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), she was offered an internship with the Bureau of Land Management applying GIS to public lands. Post bachelorette, Alexandra worked a diverse set of jobs, several in field settings such as a lead well site geologist and archaeology field assistant. Her continued education (M.S.) at the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) produced an emerging teacher, and ignited a passion for geoscience instruction. Her enthusiasm now is being directed at college and university level instruction, student success, and sharing her love for geoscience with engaged minds. She published a physical geology distance learning course (available for adoption) in 2022. She teaches full time with Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) and is an online adjunct with UTPB. She will begin her Ph.D. in Spring 2023 with the University of Houston's school of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Her research focus is finding critical minerals using remote sensing techniques.

She can be reached on her LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandra-price-geoscientist/ or at alexandraprice@msn.com