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Attempts at Integrating Quantitative Activities in “Rivers and Streams” Lab for Introductory Geology at CSU Chico Rachel Teasdale, CSU Chico

Attempts at Integrating Quantitative Activities in “Rivers and Streams” Lab for Introductory Geology at CSU Chico Rachel Teasdale, CSU Chico

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Attempts at Integrating Quantitative Activities in Rivers and Streams Lab for Introductory Geology at CSU Chico Rachel Teasdale, CSU Chico Slide 2 Week of: Lab Topic 1Jan 23Campus Walk 2Jan 30Minerals 3Feb 6Igneous Rocks 4Feb 13 Sedimentary Rocks + Sed Rocks Homework 5Feb 20 Metamorphic Rocks + Rock Review (Hwk) 6Feb 27Topo Maps 7Mar 6EXAM 1 Mar 13 Spring Break 8Mar 20Geologic Maps 9Mar 27 Fieldtrip 1 Homework Due week 10 10Apr 3Structural Geology 11Apr 10Earthquakes 12Apr 17 Fieldtrip 2 (note: Rivers Pre-work due week 13) 13Apr 24Rivers & Streams 14May 1Groundwater Lab 15May 8EXAM 2 The Syllabus- with Streams Activities Slide 3 Week 1: Campus Walk Activities: preview a variety of future lab topics graded, but general enough for students who add the course late establishes a sense of course rigor/expectations the first set of (simple!) quantitative experiences. Lab 1 Activities: Stream measurements on campus Rock ID (TAs ID) intro to contour lines/topo maps piezometer water levels intro to seismograph Slide 4 Week 1: Campus Walk floating orange (or stick/pinecone ) 100 Stream Activities: Determine pace Use pace to measure 100 along creek Determine velocity of creek Measurements collected from Big Chico Creek, on campus Slide 5 Week 9: Fieldtrip rock ID outcrop sketches/ interpretations topo maps Geology of Upper Bidwell Park stream velocity Slide 6 Week of: Lab Topic 1Jan 23Campus Walk 2Jan 30Minerals 3Feb 6Igneous Rocks 4Feb 13 Sedimentary Rocks + Sed Rocks Homework 5Feb 20 Metamorphic Rocks + Rock Review (Hwk) 6Feb 27Topo Maps 7Mar 6EXAM 1 Mar 13 Spring Break 8Mar 20Geologic Maps 9Mar 27 Fieldtrip 1 Homework Due week 10 10Apr 3Structural Geology 11Apr 10Earthquakes 12Apr 17 Fieldtrip 2 (note: Rivers Pre-work due week 13) 13Apr 24Rivers & Streams 14May 1Groundwater Lab 15May 8EXAM 2 The Syllabus- with Streams Activities Slide 7 Week 12: Pre-work Pre-work review of a)concepts (hopefully covered) in lectures and b)calculations used to describe stream flow. c)opportunity to seek help with calculations from TAs before the Rivers & Streams Lab. Fig 9.3, Lutgens & Tarbuck, 8th Edition Pre-work Calculations stream velocity stream discharge stream volume (in 24 hours) weight of water & unit conversions questions using dissolved solids & unit conversions Slide 8 Week 12: Pre-work and start entering data to be used in lab to compare Week 1 & Week 13 data Slide 9 Week 13: Rivers & Streams Stream Activities: Measure stream width, depth Calculate discharge Consider data quality/applicability up/down stream Measure cobble sizes (& ID rock type) Use Chico Quad to determine stream gradient Slide 10 Week 13: Rivers & Streams Deposition Transportation Erosion Diameter of clasts (mm) Avg velocity (cm/s) Slide 11 Week 13: Rivers & Streams From January to that collected in April From previous semester (Fall data = Sept/Nov) Comparison of data NEW STUFF: Compare one years worth of data to previous years Compare our data with California Department of Water Resources BIC station Slide 12 Other ideas? (AKA HELP!!!!)