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Brittle Vs. Ductile Rock Formation
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In this activity, students explore the difference between brittle and ductile deformation in everyday materials and how material behavior is influenced by temperature and the rate of deformation. Then, they will apply this knowledge to rocks deformation and how this is related to the occurrrence of earthquakes and mountain ranges at plate boundaries.

Subject:
Earth Science
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Activity/Lab
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SEPM: Society for Sedimentary Geology
Author:
Marcia Bjornerud
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Distance Between Us and Them
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In this activity, students will gain an understanding of how geologists determine rates of sea floor spreading between two tectonic plates. Students will also gain experience applying some basic, useful mathematical concepts such as the calculation and use of velocities and conversion from one set of units to another.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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SEPM: Society for Sedimentary Geology
Author:
Karen L. Bice
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Energy Game: Finding Energy Resources
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In this activity, students will learn about energy sources by playing a game. This game demonstrates that energy, the environment and economics are closely tied - obtaining one affects the other two.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
SEPM: Society for Sedimentary Geology
Author:
DeWayne Backhus
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Fenwick Island, Maryland and Beyond: Who Owns the Sand?
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In this lesson, students will learn about beach processes and complex beach systems. By participating in a role-playing activity, students will also learn that human efforts to stabilize an unstable environment can lead to complex problems. Students will conduct research to prepare materials for their part of the role-playing activity.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
SEPM: Society for Sedimentary Geology
Author:
Laure Wallace
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Field Exercise: Stream Flow Dynamics & Sedimentation
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In this activity, students will produce a vertical profile of a stream and be able to map it. They will also measure flow velocity differences across a stream transect and equate flow velocity with size of substrate sediment collected. Then they will quantify discharge values for a stream.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
SEPM: Society for Sedimentary Geology
Author:
Daniel J. Bisaccio and Donald L. Woodrow
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Fossil Excavation
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In this activity, students will excavate a fossil and obtain information about prehistoric life from a fossil. The importance of data collection is emphasized. Directions for making the fossil matrix are included.

Subject:
Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
SEPM: Society for Sedimentary Geology
Author:
JoAnn Coburn and Susan Stover
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Is the Earth Warming? A Test of the Effect of Increased Carbon Dioxide on the Thermal Properties of Air
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In this activity, students will demonstrate the environmental and economic effects of increased carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere.

Subject:
Earth Science
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Activity/Lab
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SEPM: Society for Sedimentary Geology
Author:
David J. Davies
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Mystery Minerals
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In this activity, students will learn that minerals have specific characteristics that can be used to identify them and learn the uses of a few common minerals.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
SEPM: Society for Sedimentary Geology
Author:
Susan Morgan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Plotting the Petroleum Plume
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In this lesson, students will learn the difference between confining layers and aquifers in a basic water table aquifer scenario. They will also contour groundwater elevation and petroleum product thickness data.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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SEPM: Society for Sedimentary Geology
Author:
Linda D. Morse
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Trace Fossils
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In this activity, students will learn about the different types of fossils, particularly trace fossils. They will also design an experiment to learn how the sediment type affects fossil preservation.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
SEPM: Society for Sedimentary Geology
Author:
Carol Mankiewicz and Carl V. Mendelson
Date Added:
02/26/2019