ERIC Number: ED265889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Introducing Physical Geography: A Laboratory Sourcebook for Community Colleges.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Office of Academic Interinstitutional Programs.
This sourcebook contains a collection of laboratory exercises assembled for use in introductory physical geography classes taught at community colleges. Introductory sections address the origins of the sourcebook, the ways it differs from traditional laboratory manuals, and its form and anticipated use. Next, a list of terms or concepts, preparatory information, and exercises are presented for 10 topic areas: (1) the Geographic Grid and Time Zones; (2) Earth-Sun Relationships; (3) Contour and Topographic Maps; (4) Solar Energy; (5) Atmospheric Moisture; (6) Weather Maps; (7) Classifying Global Climate Patterns; (8) Soil Components and Characteristics; (9) Rating Curves and Recurrence Intervals (Hydrology); and (10) Applications of Topographic Maps in Specific Subfields. Lab exercises for each topic are ordered from easiest to most difficult. (LAL)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Laboratory Manuals, Physical Geography, Science Materials, Teaching Guides, Two Year Colleges
Office of Academic Interinstitutional Programs, 1332 Murphy Hall, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Office of Academic Interinstitutional Programs.