hello all,

The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) has an online, searchable  
collection of more than 2000 teaching activities for geoscience:

Of these, more than 1000 are in the "Cutting Edge" collection, which  
is organized by topic (climate change, data/simulations/models, field  
experiences, intro courses, sedimentary geology, etc.):

and more than 600 are in the "Starting Point" collection, which is  
subdivided by teaching method (including field labs, teaching with  
data, etc.):

 From any of the search pages listed above, you can narrow your search  
by specific geoscience topics or other key words (for example, "Google  

While this is no substitute for an existing lab curriculum, you could  
certainly use it to construct a curriculum that uses a healthy  
combination of different kinds of activities.

all the best,
Carol Ormand

On Apr 27, 2009, at 11:34 AM, Frank Granshaw wrote:

> An individual response and question...
> Like the past two respondents, we use the AGI-NAGT lab manual,  
> though in the past we've used Judson, Bonini, Rhodes, and  
> Rossbacher.  Of the two I prefer the AGI-NAGT manual because it is  
> more clearly written, visual, and is not entirely paper and pencil  
> activities.  That being said, as someone who originally came from  
> physics education, I am constantly looking for lab curriculum that  
> is has a healthy combination of non-office work (e.g. field  
> activity, modeling, and lab work).
> Suggestions anyone?
> Frank G.
> Frank D. Granshaw
> Earth Science Instructor
> Portland Community College
> Sylvania Campus
> Portland, OR
> 503-977-8236