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Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Paul K Grogger, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs - Students need to understand the four spheres of the earth and how they relate to one another. This project uses a combination of Internet investigations ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Kara Salazar Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Center for Earth and Environmental Science - The Lilly ARBOR Project is an urban riparian restoration project designed for use as an outdoor ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Thomas W. Oesleby Northwest College - Students learn to use a geologic compass to measure rock fractures and formulate a hypothesis to explain the origin of the fractures -

Determining Bulk Density of Different Soil Samples and Data Analysis part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity combines field exercise soil collection with lab analysis of soil bulk density. Students develop a lab procedure to measure density and analyze data using Microsoft Excel computer software.

Investigating Factors that Influence Weathering of Monuments in a Cemetery part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this field activity students will discover some of the factors that influence weathering of rock by making observations, asking questions and completing an investigation of their own design in a local cemetery.

Investigating topography caused by Glacial Lake Agassiz and glacial river Warren in the Big Stone Lake area. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students will observe the topography of Big Stone Lake and generate questions about the history of this area.

Stream velocity Investigation using Inquiry part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation using science inquiry and problem solving, where small groups of students design their own experiment to determine stream velocity, collect and analyze their data, draw conclusions, and make further inferences based group discussion/collaboration.

Healthy Waters part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an mock investigation into different macroinvertebrates found in the streams in your local city. Students will record and analyze data that will lead them to learn if the water quality is good or bad in their backyard.

Investigating SE MN Geology including rock layers, fossils, and Karst geology through Quarry Hill Nature Center part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students will increase their knowledge of SE MN geology including rock layers, fossils, and Karst topography. They will also learn how Karst Geology impacts our water quality.

Middle School Stream Investigation: observing stream erosion, calculating stream discharge, and determining stream chemistry and turbidity part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This stream field investigation will allow students to look at stream erosional patterns, take measurements to determine discharge, and conduct a chemical and turbidity analysis of Garvin Brook in Stockton, MN. Based on this investigation students will create a presentation that includes a new testable question that may be carried out the following year along with a stream ecology study.

Stream investigation: Investigate how a local stream might have an impact on our surrounding landscape. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students will make stream observations to determine its geologic processes and influence to our local topography.

Investigating Rocks: Seeing your school's area part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a lab presentation where students gather data about rocks from their area and hypothesize what the rocks are and where they came from.

The Nature of the Land Around Us part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Students will follow the scientific method for self discovery of the nature of the land around the school to then determine as a class what plants and grasses would flourish in the area.

The Minnesota River Valley Rocks!: An outdoor observational investigation in the landscape and rocks along the MN River Valley part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This outdoor investigation involves students observing, recording, comparing and pondering the differing landscapes and rocks located along a river. Follow-up class sessions involve student generation of investigable questions, student-generated studies with required write-up and a mapping activity.

What Does Meteor Size Have to Do with Crater Size? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This field investigation involves student dropping various objects into various mediums to find answers to questions that they propose, dealing with meteors and craters.

Investigations based on the rock cycle. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investagation where students will discover answers to their questions about the rock cycle.

Stream Study: Assessing the relative health of streams by macro-invertebrate collection and Identification part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students gather data on stream health by collecting macro-invertebrates at three different locations and then develop an experimental question through land use and topographic map research to explain differences in water quality.

GeoGlitz: An Intensive Geological Survey of the Land at a Specific Location part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students gather geological information of a designated area and identify the geological features they documented.

Identifying Fossils: Exploring the Mississippi River Bluffs part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a geology lab where students learn about fossils found in sedimentary rocks and show their understanding by writing a literary nonfiction paper from the perspective of one of those fossils.

Researching, constructing, and testing (student made) Solar Ovens part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity requires students to research, design, construct, and test a solar oven. Students will collect data from their own individual oven to combine with research of "real-life" solar ovens in an activity ending scientific paper.

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