Document Type

Curriculum Material

Publication Date

6-2008

First page number:

1

Last page number:

9

Abstract

GSI: Geo Scene Investigation! introduces students to the differences between observations and interpretations and to some of the fundamental principles of geology. Students identify specific geologic processes and landforms in the landscape surrounding them at Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Lake Mead NRA) by solving mysteries with a set of geology-related clues.

This activity introduces students to topographic and geologic maps and their respective purposes.

Keywords

Geology – Maps – Study and teaching (Middle school); Teaching – Aids and devices; Topographic maps – Study and teaching (Middle school); United States – Lake Mead

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Science and Mathematics Education

Language

English


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