An indoor shopping mall building stone investigation with handheld technology for introductory geoscience students

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Abstract

Field exercises are a valuable addition to introductory-level geoscience courses but are not always possible in an urban setting. To further develop student skills in rock identification, a project implementing the scientific method has been constructed that allows students to examine the building stones found in the store fronts at a shopping mall. The project is further enhanced with the use of Palm Pilot handheld technoloy as a tool for reference and data collection. This project allows students to see the use of geologic materials in an everyday setting and experience an innovative use of handheld technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-256
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Geoscience Education
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2005

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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