Applied lab investigations to improve students' understanding of Earth's geology This user-friendly, best-selling lab manual examines the basic processes of geology and their applications to everyday life. Featuring contributions from over highly regarded geologists and geoscience educators, along with an exceptional illustration program by Dennis Tasa, this Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology offers an inquiry and activities-based approach that builds skills and gives students a more complete learning experience in the lab. The 11th Edition features a new author and an editorial panel that bring a modern pedagogical and digital approach to the lab manual and the changing landscape of the physical geology lab course. New authorship brings a new perspective NEW!
Learn more about reviews. The content is very The content is very traditional in its coverage and connects to many of the Earth Science Literacy Principles. I do not see errors in how the content is presented.
One example is on pagethe lab exercise for minerals. The text describes a required kit for students to purchase that is a customized kit pre-prepared. There is a risk for how long these kits can be purchased for the longevity for the identification exercises.
I am also surprised to see that the authors do not send students to the websites of geological organizations that have a wealth of databases and supporting multimedia content to support the learning Section 6.
I do caution that for students having their first introduction to geology, they may not have a full understanding of the content just from reading what is provided here.
Although most laboratory manuals do not have a glossary, students may get frustrated not knowing the terminology from exercise to exercise, especially if an instructor decides to jump around or skip some of these laboratory sections. There are headings in each section for the practice questions and the actual, graded questions.
Some of the practice question sections are quite long with pages of multiple-choice questions for students. There are several topographic maps that have been scanned and included in the book that are not at the highest resolution, which could be difficult for students to read, certainly to print off.
As USGS topo maps are online, it would be helpful to link to the online database and encourage students to learn how to search and download the maps for themselves. I'm sure the authors were trying to keep all the information self-contained, as URLs can change, such as the one on page https: Grammatical Errors The grammar looks fine in this text.
As the Earth Science Literacy Principles encourage the human connection to Earth materials and processes, I feel this is a missed opportunity to mention in the manual not necessarily as a separate exercise, but as a final wrap-up perhaps at the end of each exercise.GEOL , Introductory Geology Lab, is a hands-on laboratory science course.
GEOL assists you, the student, in learning and expanding your understanding of the scale of the Earth and the forces that shape it with hands-on.
GEOL – Exploring Planet Earth, Section , Spring Tuesday/Thursday, AM, CBC-A 1/19/11 3/5 Changes to Syllabus: The above lecture schedule is tentative; adjustments to the schedule of topics and reading assignments may be made in accordance with the rate of progress in .
Featuring contributions from over highly regarded geologists and geoscience educators, along with an exceptional illustration program by Dennis Tasa, Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology offers an inquiry and activities-based approach that builds skills and gives readers a more complete learning experience in the lab.3/5(8).
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