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Examples of Using Data to Teach Earth Processes

This collection contains examples contributed by scientists and faculty of ways in which exploring or collecting data can be used to engage students in learning geoscience. Each example includes a description of the activity, its learning goals, the context in which it is used, information on the needed data, tools, and activities and suggestions for evaluation.

The initial collection was created in collaboration with the Geological Society of America where the examples were given in a poster session "Using Data to Teach Earth Processes: An Illustrated Community Discussion" .

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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 Activities
Bob Bauer, University of Missouri - Students and faculty participate in an integrated effort to characterize hydrologic relationships using hydrologic, geologic & geophysical data -

Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater: Unsaturated zone/recharge, Water cycle/groundwater-surface water interface, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water, Solid Earth:Geophysics
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Collect and interpret data
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Resource Type: Activities: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Lab Activity, Project, Field Activity

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Christine A. Massey Perkins Geology Museum–University of Vermont - The Landscape Change Project works with middle and high school students to archive physical landscape change in Vermont. Students work with ...

Topics: Earth surface, Time/Earth History
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Collect and interpret data
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Classroom Activity, Lab Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Robert Ridky U.S. Geological Survey - This is one activity in a series of web-based modules that encourages introductory college students to use the abundant real-time and archived geoscience data available ...

Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology/Earthquakes/Seismic Reflection Profiling
Use: Illustrating concepts and ideas, Enabling Student Investigation:Analyze published data
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Lab Activity, Project

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Carey Gazis Central Washington University - We are using data acquired with an ICP-MS to teach students about water chemistry at a variety of levels, ranging from high school students to upper level college ...

Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Collect and interpret data
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Project

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Kirsten Nicolaysen Department of Geology - KSU - We introduced introductory geology and archaeology students to research using the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) at KSU. Students selected images of a ...

Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Collect and interpret data
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Lab Activity, Project

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Karl Wirth Macalester College - The Petrology course at Macalester College is designed around a semester-long project. All laboratory and classroom activities within the course are directed toward understanding and ...

Topics: Solid Earth, Earth surface
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Collect and interpret data, Analyze model behavior, Analyze published data
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Resource Type: Activities: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity, Project

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Linda Lee Davis Washington and Lee University - The project forces the students to evaluate a geochemical data base, to draw inferences from the data that they plot in various ways, and then to make inferences ...

Topics: Solid Earth, Earth surface
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Collect and interpret data
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Lab Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of 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 -

Topics: Solid Earth, Earth surface
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Collect and interpret data
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Lab Activity, Project, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities