Cutting Edge > Climate Change > Teaching Activities

Classroom and Lab Activities

Do you have a favorite teaching activity you'd like to share? Please help us expand this collection by contributing your own teaching materials.

Help

Show all pages

Current Search Limits

Resource Type: Activities

showing only Activities > Field Activity Show all Resource Type: Activities

Results 1 - 20 of 23 matches

Round Robin Field Methods Protocols for Improved Outcomes part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Hydrogeology, Soils, Geochemistry 2013:Activities
This activity provides an approach to teach field methods that is programmed to avoid common pitfalls in teaching field methods to students. The two common problems that are avoided is familiarity with equipment ...

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
Learn more about this review process.

Mapping a Local Dune Field and Estimating Paleowind Speed and Direction part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Donald T. Rodbell, Union College Intended Audience: Undergraduate geomorphology course. Location: Pinebush dune field, eastern New York State (approximately 20 minutes from Union College campus). Summary: We visit ...

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
Learn more about this review process.

Comparing Rain-Gauge Data with Radar-Derived Precipitation Estimates part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Student teams collect rain-gauge data and compared it with radar-derived precipitation estimates. They use GIS to analyze discrepancies between the two datasets. -

Global Warming in the Field part of Activities
This field trip involves group problem solving using aspects of glacial geology, paleoclimatology, and sea-level change predictions. The strengths are in getting students in the field in coastal RI: peaty/swampy ...

Using Dendrochronology to Determine the Age and Past Environments of the Black Forest Region, Colorado, USA part of Rates and Time:GSA Activity Posters
The use of dendrochronology in determining the geologic history of a location. The development of an understanding how tree growth can indicate the relationships between climate, geomorphology, ecology and archeology.

Developing a local stratigraphy part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Students use field lab periods to construct a composite stratigraphic section of the area surrounding their campus. -

Cloud Observation part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
In this serial basic meteorology lab, students identify different cloud types and estimate cover over several days. -

American Museum of Natural History - Field Trip Assignment part of Cutting Edge:Urban Geology:Activities
Self-guided field trip assignment to AMNH (largely based on the museum's teacher's guide for high school students)

Earth System Science Unit Overview part of EarthLabs for Educators:Earth System Science
The lab activities in this module were adapted by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. These activities are based on the Exploring the Connections activities in the Earth as a System chapter of the GLOBE ...

Investigating the Water Cycle: Using Plants to Study Evaporation part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this science activity, students investigate the water cycle by testing the water evaporated from leaves (transpiration) in a field experience. Students use elements of this information to track the water cycle through it's various stages.

Weather and seasonal cycles part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students gather weather cycle data on seasons and climate. They will graph their observations, share with others and connect weather and seasons together.

Investigating Clouds: How do clouds form? What are the different types of clouds? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This plan involves observing and labeling clouds and conducting an experiment on how clouds form.

The Science of Puddles part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation of puddles where students gather data and record their findings.

No Two Snowflakes Are Alike? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This is a three part lesson looking at snowflakes. Students will study an early scientist who discovered that all snowflakes are different. Students will also research basic characteristics of snowflakes. And finally, they will draw a snowflake of their own trying to incorporate what we learned, and write about what we did and the steps we took to learn about snowflakes.

Identifying Clouds part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Hands-on group activity in where children go outside to find clouds, document with pictures, and identify them.

Classroom Phenology: Using the Environment as a Source of Data and Observations part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom and schoolyard investigation where students collect daily temperature and precipitation readings, weather observations, and weekly phenology reports in a phenology binder and in nature journals. Students then analyze this data and compare to recorded values in the Weatherguide calendar.

I Can Forecast the Weather part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an observation where students study clouds and predict the weather.

How does weather change? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students gather temperature and weather data in the a.m and p.m. and develop a new, experimental question to predict temperature over the course of the year.

Cloud Inquiry Investigation & I.D. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a lab and field investigation where students gather data on cloud types and identify properties of cloud formation.

What Happens to Water When it Hits the Ground? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students will test the percolation rates of 6 different soil samples. Three of the samples are measured sand and clay and three are collected from the schoolyard and wetland.

1 2 Next»