Outcome: Scientific Tools

List tools and concepts commonly used by geologists.

This section discusses some of the common tools and concepts geologists employ.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Discuss several tools and their use in geology.
  • Understand how to read various maps.
  • Find a location using longitude and latitude.
  • Identify commonly used geological models.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Geologic Tools
  • Reading: Maps
  • Video: Exploring Topographic Maps
  • Reading: Location and Direction
  • Reading: Scientific Models
  • Reading: Geologic Modelling
  • Self Check: Scientific Tools


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