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Albuquerque Volcanoes field excercise

This is an exercise from Sarah Wilson who teaches 9th grade geology at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This is a large unit and includes preliminary discussions on volcanology, igneous rocks, plate tectonics, and rift systems. It includes pre-field trip prep, taking field notes, observations, and analysis during the three hours in the field. Post-field trip work involves drawing a cross section of the Rio Grande rift. Students also model eruptions of the volcano flows, followed by core sampling, measurements, and mapping.