Geology Basics
computer exercisesuggested grade levels: 9-12

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There is evidence of Idaho's geologic history all around us. This exercise will give students a basic overview of general geology concepts. Students should find it to be a fun way to get an introduction or a review of geologic concepts. This activity will also expose students to the Digital Atlas.

1. Students will become familiar with the geology section of the Digital Atlas.
2. Students will get an introduction and/or review of basic geology.

1. Students can work alone or have partners. Assign each student or pair of students a question from the FAQ geology section of the digital atlas. Teachers should pick the questions that they feel would be most useful for the class. Encourage your students to use the Geology Basic section of the Digital Atlas.
2. To get there: Click on Atlas Home, Geology, Basics then on FAQ. Students will find a list of questions on the right side of the screen. They should follow these links to learn more about their question.
3. Give your students the opportunity to learn by having them click on their assigned question. Have the students answer their question using the information and diagrams given. Assign each student or pair of students to present their question and answer to the class on the next day.

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Related Lesson Topics:
Geology: Geology Topics

Lesson plan by Vita Taube, 2000
Idaho Achievement Standards (as of 7/2001) met by completing this activity: