Geology of Iowa for Teachers

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Archived Project

Posted on:

12/14/2010 - 3:58pm

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http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses/geology/index.shtml

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE GEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF IOWA

  • Processes at work in the formation and shape of the landscape and the sediments beneath the surface
  • Environments past and present of the landscape and the subsurface
  • Rocks, minerals, and fossils in the geological record
  • Collection and classification of rocks, minerals, and fossils

PROCESSES AND PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY

  • Stratigraphy, sedimentation, sedimentary environments
  • Field activities as classroom events; taking students to the field for learning activities
  • Geologic origin of limestone

GEOHYDROLOGY, SURFACE AND SUBSURFACE

  • Groundwater and surface water geohydrology; wells, springs, environmental issues, supply and demand; aquifers, water tables
  • Site investigation of monitoring wells
  • Field measurements of groundwater and surface water physical and chemical characteristics

GEOLOGY AND LAND USE

  • Agriculture, environmental geology; drainage tile, ag wells, aquifers
  • Landfills and waste management issues
  • Land use and landscape; glacial topography and land use issues
  • Resource management and land use

ECONOMIC GEOLOGY

  • Aggregate production and product application
  • Sand and gravel operations and product applications
  • Relationship of geological processes to locations of aggregate and sand and gravel locations
  • Site visits to various economic geology facilities

COURSE CULMINATION

  • Development of an activity (or activities) or project for an Earth Science unit or for the incorporation into an existing Earth Science/Environmental Geology unit in the current curriculum materials
  • Development of a resource notebook