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 Earth").
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,
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).
Frank D. Granshaw
Earth Science Instructor
Portland Community College