Cemetery Field Trip - Observation Sheet (Earth Systems Science)

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Cemetery Field Trip - Observation Sheet (Earth Systems Science)

  1. 1. Student Name: Observation Sheet Date and Time: Cemetery Field Trip Cemetery Name and Location: In this space (right), take 30 seconds to draw a thumbnail sketch of the gravestone. NAME AND DATES Biodeteriogens are micro- ON THE STONE: organisms, plants, or animals that physically or chemically break down the surface that they live on. What kind of stone Granite Gneiss is it? Marble Slate Limestone Quartzite (Circle all that apply for this gravestone.) Concrete ??? What evidence of 1. physical weathering (disintegration) do you see? 2. 3. What evidence of 1. chemical weathering (decomposition) do you see? 2. 3. What kind of biodeteriogen is it? How do you think it breaks down the stone?
  2. 2. Draw a detailed picture of the gravestone and its setting. Your drawing should fill most of the page. Be sure to include: • Things that are making this stone weather (break down) • Signs of animal activity • Where is the stone located compared to trees, the hill, roads, other stones, etc.? • Plants / landscaping • Human activity (decorations, vandalism, cleaning, litter) • Surface condition of the stone (Is it polished, pitted, cracked, stained, etc.?) • Dates, names, and inscriptions (anything written) • Cool symbols and shapes Have any questions about your observations? List them here:

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