A GEOLOGICAL MAPPING GAME IN GOOGLE EARTH
For simplicity we chose the island of Puerto Rico as our test field mapping area. There is little outcrop and so the main sampling method is drilling. Students have a limited drilling budget and must map out four lithologies by examining the terrain between sample sites. The lithologies have societal importance for building resources and eco-tourism. Other mapping exercises are being created for the Vredefort impact structure, South Africa, the ice and fire of Iceland, the Hawaiian chain of islands, atolls, and seamounts, and extra-terrestrial locations on the Moon, Venus, and Mars.