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Half way through the second semester of our year-long integrated Sed/Strat and Structure course we travel to Sheep Mountain, Wyoming where the students spend 5 days describing and measuring section and the constructing geologic and structural maps. The field data gathered then form the basis for a paper titled: "Geologic History of the Sheep Mountain Region". In addition to simply making geologic maps, stratigraphic sections and structural cross-sections, the students have to put the local geology into the broader contexts of the Big Horn Basin and sequences of western orogenies.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Modeling Structural Processes,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Structural Visualizations,Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120603184627147T,Engineering,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Tectonics,Mathematics,Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity,Education,Physics,Geoscience,NSDL

Language:

English

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