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Using NOAA NCDC Pollen Database to study vegetation history
Cathy Whitlock, Montana State University-Bozeman
This lab exercise uses SiteSeer, a public domain software available through NOAA/NCDC, to learn how to retrieve and query the NOAA NCDC pollen database. Students first work through a set of simple exercises that ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving

Using Computer Spatial Technologies (Geoplus Petra) for Subsurface Geological Analysis
Dave Barnes, Western Michigan University
The lab project is a culminating activity (following work with conventional core and petrophysical logs) in which the students compile a subsurface "project" using computer spatial technology software, ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Quantitative Reasoning, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Technology, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology, Teaching in Specific Environments:Laboratory

Using Excel to plot numerical and analytical forms of the diffusion equation
Anne Lightbody, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
This computer-based assignment forces students to compare and contrast integral and differential forms of the conservation of mass equation, as well as analytical and numerical approaches to solution. Students are ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data, Teaching with Models, Teaching with Technology, Quantitative Reasoning, Teaching in Specific Environments:Indoor Labs, Quantitative Reasoning:Teaching with Equations, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:In-Class Problems, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Inquiry

Characterizing Plate Boundaries
Bill Hirt, College of the Siskiyous
Students examine maps showing four different types of geologic data along three specific plate boundaries, and document the patterns in the data along each boundary. Next, they compare their observations to the ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

Is the New Madrid Seismic Zone at risk for a large earthquake?
Eliza Richardson, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
In this lesson we discuss the controversy regarding the extent of seismic risk in the central United States today. We learn how to estimate earthquake recurrence interval using a variety of methods. This lesson ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Quantitative Reasoning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving

Tracers in the hydrologic cycle: A jigsaw activity
Peter Lea, Bowdoin College
Using a jigsaw approach, students investigate biogeochemical transformations (nitrate, silica, pH and conductivity) of water as it moves through the hydrologic cycle. The resulting conceptual framework facilitates ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning

When and How Did Continental Crust Form?
Dave Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman
Many models have been proposed regarding the timing and mechanisms that first formed the continental crust. The purpose of this exercise is to help students explore the question of crustal genesis and evolution ...

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New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Special Topics:Teaching with Literature, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Role Playing, Quantitative Reasoning:Quantitative Literacy, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Debates, Cooperative Learning

Poleward Heat Transport Jigsaw
E. Christa Farmer, Hofstra University
Based on great plate tectonic exercise by Sawyer et al. (2005 JGE), this small-group exercise with maps of data about earth's energy balance helps students visualize poleward heat transport.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Activities:Lab Activity, Activities
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw

Interpreting Fossil Assemblages
Diana Boyer, SUNY College at Oswego
This assignment is a synthesis of many of the skills learned throughout the course from taxonomic identification to paleoecological interpretations.

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Evaluating the Effects of Local Energy Resource Development
Devin Castendyk, SUNY College at Oneonta
This is a semester-long, jigsaw project for a class of 20 to 25 students that has students work in teams to explore the effects of energy resource development on local water resources, economics and society.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Writing Assignment, Project
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning

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