Geology 107
Earth Science Lab Schedule

 

Week

Topic

Handouts
(print ALL FILES in this column before lab)

Links

Week 1 Topographic Maps Lab 1: topo maps

Lab 1 answer sheet

Project info

http://topomaps.usgs.gov/
http://www.ordsvy.gov.uk/
http://www.tec.army.mil/
http://www.orienteering.org/
http://oddens.geog.uu.nl/index.html
http://www.topozone.com
http://terraserver.microsoft.com
http://www.delorme.com/

http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/topo/

Week 2 Minerals; 1st graphing exercise Lab 2: minerals

Lab 2 answer sheet

Graphing exercise #1

http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lessons/Slideshow/Slideindex.html http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/Fichter/Minerals/index.html
Week 3 Field Trip Lab 3: minerals in the field

Lab 3 answer sheet

 
Week 4

Igneous Rocks

Lab 4: Igneous rocks

Lab 4 answer sheet

Graphing exercise #2

Instructions: mac

Instructions: windows

http://www.soes.soton.ac.uk/resources/collection/minerals/igne-1/index.htm http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/geol212/intro&textures.htm http://geology.csupomona.edu/alert/igneous/ignrxs.htm http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vw.html
 
Week 5 Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks Lab 5: Sed & meta rocks

Lab 5 answer sheet

Lab 5 map

http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/Fichter/SedRx/ http://geology.wr.usgs.gov/docs/usgsnps/rxmin/rock2.html

http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/Fichter/MetaRx/index.html http://geology.wr.usgs.gov/docs/usgsnps/rxmin/rock3.html

Week 6 Earthquakes
Lab 6: earthquakes

Lab 6 answer sheet

Background for Florida project due

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program-Home

ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) Home Page

"We Don't Have Earthquakes in Colorado, Do We?"

Week 7 Field Trip Field Trip  
Week 8 Lab midterm

Weathering

Lab 8: weathering

Lab 8 answer sheet

Hypothesis for Florida project due

Stream discharge data:
Real time flow data for the Animas River at Durango:
http://water.usgs.gov/co/nwis/rt

Water Resources of the United States http://water.usgs.gov


EPA's Surf Your Watershed http://www.epa.gov/surf/
FEMA National Flood Insurance Program http://www.fema.gov/nfip/ 

 

Missionary Ridge realtime precipitation gages - http://co.water.usgs.gov/fires/missionridge/index.html 

Week 9 Data collection for group project Lab 9: water sampling  
Week 10 Groundwater   Lab 10: Groundwater

Lab 10 answer sheet

Groundwater in the Southwestern United States:
Southwest Groundwater Resources USGS
http://az.water.usgs.gov/swgwrp/Pages/Overview.html

 

Precipitation data:
Monthly precipitation and mean temperature data for selected stations in the US.  U.S Historical Climatology Network. 
http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/epubs/ndp019/ushcn_r3.html

                                                                                     Plot of monthly precipitation values (NOAA) 
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ghcn/ghcn.SELECT.html

                   
Water Resources of Colorado http://co.water.usgs.gov/


Colorado Water Knowledge http://waterknowledge.colostate.edu/

Week 11 Weather Lab 11: Weather

Lab 11 answer sheet

http://nws.noaa.gov/
Week 12 Presentation and discussion of group project results   You must attend class in order to get credit for your project - no exceptions!
Week 13 Oceans and coastal processes Lab 13: oceans

Lab 13 answer sheet

http://www.bennett.karoo.net/topics/coasts.html National Park Service - NatureNet: Geologic Resources
Week 14 Group project due   Project papers due