This activity is best placed as a follow-up activity to the study of minerals and the three major rock types in an introductory physical geology course. Students are required to work in small cooperative groups. Each group chooses a major building to research. The group divides the tasks associated with the research and presentation of information. The overall goal of the project is for students to gain an understanding of the importance and uses of earth materials in building and planning major buildings in an urban setting. The general format of the project is: 1. Students research building design, placement and use of earth materials in a major building. 2. Students research the earth materials used in their building. 3. Students create and show their PowerPoint presentation in class. 4. Students prepare and deliver an on-site oral presentation about their building. The activity helps students connect a basic study of earth materials to urban planning and living.


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