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Five Themes Group Homework Assignment part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities
Students are asked to work in groups of five. Each group chooses a country to write about, using the five themes of Geography.

Temperature data and Climatology part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities
Students learn what climate data is available for their area and how to access and use that data. Students will learn how to read and interpret climatological graphs.

Faint Young Sun, Radiocarbon dating part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities
This problem set follows lectures and readings on (1) the Stefan-Boltzmann equation and the greenhouse effect in an n-layer atmosphere and (2) radiometric dating. The goal is for the students to apply equations ...

Geochemistry - Soils Analysis part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities
Students conduct a geochemical analysis of a soil. Choice of activity and group-size allows students to play to their strengths. Each group chooses one of the following analyses: conductivity buffer solution, ...

Temperature Investigations part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities
In this guided-inquiry lesson, students investigate three factors that control the temperature of a given location (surface albedo, surface composition, and sun angle).

Erosion and deposition in modern and ancient streams part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010: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 ...

Battle of the Supercells part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010: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. ...


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