ERIC Number: ED262974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Field Guide to the Geology of Parts of the Appalachian Highlands and Adjacent Interior Plains.
McKenzie, Garry D.; Utgard, Russell O.
This field guide is the basis for a five-day, 1000-mile trip through six states and six geomorphic provinces. The trip and the pre- and post-trip exercises included in the guide constitute a three credit course at The Ohio State University entitled "Field Geology for Science Teachers." The purpose of the trip is to study the regional geology, which ranges from Quaternary glacial deposits through a folded and faulted Paleozoic terrane to an igneous and metamorphic terrane. Study of geomorphological features and the application of geomorphology to aid in understanding the geology are also important objectives of the field trip. The trip also provides the opportunity to observe and study relationships between the geology of an area, its natural resources, and the culture and life styles of the inhabitants. For teachers participating in the trip, it demonstrates the advantages of teaching a subject like geology in the field and the nature of field evidence. In addition to a road log and stop descriptions, the guide includes a very brief introduction to the geology of the Appalachian Highlands and the Interior Plains, a review of geological terms, concepts, and techniques, and notes on preparing for and running field trips. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Geology and Mineralogy.
Note: Document contains several colored maps which may not reproduce clearly.