ERIC Number: EJ748293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
A Coastal Environment Field and Laboratory Activity for an Undergraduate Geomorphology Course
Ellis, Jean T.; Rindfleisch, Paul R.
Journal of Geography, v105 n5 p218-224 2006
A field and laboratory exercise for an undergraduate geomorphology class is described that focuses on the beach. The project requires one day of fieldwork and two laboratory sessions. In the field, students measure water surface fluctuations (waves) with a pressure sensor, survey beach profiles, collect sediment samples, and observe the beach state. In the laboratory, students wash and dry sediments, complete a grain size analysis, and determine sediment volumes. Students produce a report that includes analysis of wave data and beach profiles and a discussion of their findings.
Descriptors: Field Studies, Outdoor Education, Laboratory Experiments, Environmental Education, Undergraduate Study, Physical Geography, Earth Science
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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