Introductory Physical Geology Laboratory Kit and Manual
Author(s): COAST LEARNING SYSTEMS
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The laboratory kit and manual are part of an intensive laboratory course that explores the basic concepts and principles of physical geology. The kit is designed to be used in all delivery modalities.
The 14 lessons follow a sequence that progresses through the basics of plate tectonics, seismology, minerals and rocks, and geologic time and concludes with overarching topics such as Earth's major geologic features and economic geology resources.
This comprehensive physical geology laboratory package includes:
- A detailed, easy-to-understand laboratory manual with full instructions.
- The laboratory kit with tools, rock and mineral samples, and topographic maps.
- Access to the rigorous and engaging course website with a variety of interactive games and simulations, videos, images, and quizzes.
Students will be able to effectively apply concepts, principles, and theories of physical geology to make accurate observations and identify samples, structures, and landscapes. They will also analyze data, formulate and test hypotheses, solve problems, and come to supportable conclusions given various scenarios and research topics.
Coast Learning Systems also offers a dynamic online physical geology (lecture portion) course suitable for all delivery modalities: Physical Geology Across the American Landscape
INSTRUCTORS: Course content and hosting is included with this adoption. Contact Coast Learning Systems, www.CoastLearning.org, for preview access to the online content.
Preface: How to Take This Lab Course
Lesson 1 Topographic Maps
Lesson 2 Plate Tectonics
Lesson 3 Rock Deformation and Mountain Building
Lesson 4 Earthquakes and Seismology
Lesson 5 Minerals
Lesson 6 Igneous Rocks and Volcanism
Lesson 7 Sedimentary Rocks
Lesson 8 Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks
Lesson 9 Geologic Time
Lesson 10 Mass Wasting
Lesson 11 Streams and Groundwater
Lesson 12 Oceans and Coastlines
Lesson 13 Glaciers
Lesson 14 Economic Geology and Resources
Appendix Tables for Reference