Create a geologic map utilizing soil data.
Take students on a field trip without leaving the classroom! Students get practical geological field experience by studying and analyzing data and samples from the Wood River Quadrangle in Illinois and Missouri. Students also learn to think like geologists, applying the field evidence gathered to make decisions regarding economic and environmental land use. The lab activity comes with all the materials you need to outfit a class of thirty students.
Improve students’ mapping skills and field study techniques with one educational activity. Students construct a geologic map from soil map data, learning in the process how geologic maps provide land owners, businesses, and others planning to develop land with important data that will affect their decisions. The set includes geologic and soil map worksheets, tracing paper, one Wood River quadrangle map, copymasters for student activities, and a teacher’s guide. Additional copies of the topographic map may be purchased separately.