These teaching activities were submitted by workshop participants, then peer-reviewed during the workshop.
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The Four-Winged Dinosaur part of Teaching Activities
This is assignment is completed in two parts: It begins in class with a showing of the Nova documentary "The Four-Winged Dinosaur." It continues as a homework assignment in which students write a short ...
Erosion and deposition in modern and ancient streams part of Teaching Activities
This activity is designed to link how modern day processes are preserved in the rock record. It provides the opportunity to directly compare similar settings. It is an opportunity to practice observation skills and ...
Illinois through time part of Teaching Activities
This assignment serves as an introduction to geologic time, using Illinois as an example. It uses the Paleo Portal website to illustrate each geologic period.
Head and Pieziometric Surfaces #2 part of Teaching Activities
This activity steps students through the process of mapping and interpreting contours. It includes examples and follow up practice activities.
Battle of the Supercells part of Teaching Activities
The students are challenged with producing the vertical profile of wind, temperature, and dew point temperature that they feel is representative of an environment conducive to producing supercell thunderstorms. ...