Materials Needed: 1) Smartphone (or an angle finder - check out from Cooper Library)
2) Print "Creepy Trees Worksheet" found to the right (if you're on your laptop) or below (on mobile) and bring it to the geocaching site. This is to help you organize and collect your data in the field, and is in addition to the normal activity form you will complete online.
Note: Make sure your phone has a working level that will display the tilt in degrees. This is standard on most iPhone and Android phones. On an iPhone, navigate to the Compass app that is preloaded on your phone, and swipe left to switch from the compass to the level. On an Android phone, you will need to download a leveling app (as an example, search for “Bubble Level”).
You will need the Geocaching.com app to complete this activity. Go to the large field behind the Clemson baseball stadium located below Jervey Athletic Center. Open the "Geocaching.com" app and navigate your way to the "Creepy Trees" geocache (GC6QFQQ). Notice that many of the trees along the river are tilted at strange angles. What's causing the trees to tilt?
Once you've found it, click "Found It!" on the Geocaching.com app and complete the activity found here to receive extra credit.
While completing the form, click here to view your plotted data along with data collected by your classmates. You will need this graph to complete the activity and submit the activity form.
You must turn in the completed worksheet AND the online activity form to receive credit for the activity, as well as submitting your geoselfie. Make sure to turn in the paper worksheet the next time your class meets to receive credit.
Having problems uploading your geoselfie?
This link will take you directly to the photo uploader.
Reminder: You must complete and submit both a Google Form and a geoselfie to receive credit for the activity.