Paper No. 31-9
Presentation Time: 4:10 PM
G-CAMP: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS AT ALDINE HIGH SCHOOL AND MEMORIAL JR. HIGH, EAGLE PASS
While participating in G-Camp we were able to incorporate the knowledge we collected while gaining hands-on field experience. We used this experience to put together a lab that we could both use in our classrooms. This lab is structured so that students travel through several stations set up around the classroom. Examples of these stations include one which requires the students to make observations while water drips down and chemically and physically weathers away at a mineral block. This setup also models how a river carves through rock and then deposits to form a delta. Another station calls for the students to rub sandstone with coarse sand paper. This demonstrates abrasion against the rock and forms sediment. Rock and sediment samples collected during G-Camp are also on display among the stations. At the rock cycle station students are asked to analyze rock samples and determine how they were formed. We also have one station in which students use stream tables to model stream dynamics much like we did during G-Camp.