Summer Geology Institute 2003 (First Draft)
with Paul Doherty and Eric Muller and special guest Cheri Morrow
We'll explore the earth using activities displaying phenomena of geology, hydrology, and meteorology .
Here is a day-by-day plan: This plan is our first draft.
Day 1: Intro Welcome,
EM Describe rock in words. Try to find mate
EM Timelines, history of timelines and personal timeline
Day 2: Earth in General Density, Seismicity
PD Radioactive dating with blocks and coins
Paul's notes on the Age of the Universe,Galaxy,Solar System and earth.
EM Earth walk
EM Wedges of Earth
CM Kinesthetic astronomy
Density of planets
How do we know what's inside the earth.
EM salt oil lava lamp differentiation.
EM layer by colors
PD Balls of oil in isopropanol
PD Shape of planets
PD Spin a koosh
Day 4 Canoes and Sloughs
Tides, how are tides made?
Water Waves, measure them?
Day 5 Presentations
Day 6 Outer Core/ magnetism
Where's North?, hang magnets and they all hang in the same orientation.
Magnetic Poles, likes repel and unlikes attract, so why does the north pole of a magnet point north?
Magnetic Globe, explore the magnetic field of the earth.
Magnetic field of planets, images of planetary magnetic fields.
Magnetic Tape, use pieces of magnetic tape to model continental drift
Day 7 Mantle convection/film festival
Water Cycle Video, watch the video by Andre Zdravic and make a script for it.
Day 8 Lithosphere/Earthquakes
Chocolate Pillow Lava
Day 9 Hydropsphere/Atmosphere
Boyle-ing water, boil water in a syringe by reducing pressure to Martian values.
Magnetic Atmosphere Model, stack magnets on a pencil to model the density of the atmosphere.
Turbulent Orb Exploration
Day 10 Presentations
Return to the Summer Institute
Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty
23 May 2003