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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
Elizabeth Clark and Mary Savina, Carleton College - This activity uses historical precipitation and temperature data from the NDP-041 data set to expose students to the types and applications of climatological ...

Topics: Climate, Atmosphere
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Analyze published data
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Jeff Niemitz, Dickinson College - Activities use EXCEL to manipulate and statistically analyze large climate databases of precip., temp, stream discharge, tree ring data, ice core data, and ENSO to determine ...

Topics: Climate
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Analyze published data, Illustrating concepts and ideas
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Resource Type: Activities: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Lab Activity