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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.

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

Runaway Greenhouse Effect Exercise
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
This site has a collection of role-playing exercises that provide the students with equations and data to use in collaborative problem-solving. -

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

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 ...

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

Using "Dante's Peak" to Discuss Response to Risk
Michael Phillips, Illinois Valley Community College
In this classroom activity, students watch the movie "Dante's Peak" up to the point where Harry Dalton's supervisor arrives and talks to the town council. Students then compare and contrast Harry's assessment and advice to that of his supervisor, discuss the reaction of the town council members, and develop their own recommendations for how the scientists and town should proceed.

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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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set
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Water Wars: A look at Gallatin Valley Water Controversies
Laurie Cantwell, Montana State University-Bozeman
This virtual field trip explores the science and policy of a ground water dispute in Gallatin Valley Montana. The virtual field trip uses a role-playing activity to explore the geology, hydrology and policy related ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Virtual Field Trip, Project, Classroom Activity
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Relative Age-dating -- Discovery of Important Stratigraphic Principles
Roger Steinberg, Del Mar College
Students don't have to be passively taught the important principles geologists use to do relative age-dating of rocks and geologic events. By careful analysis and critical thinking about photos and ...

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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 ...

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

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.

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

2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project
Char Bezanson
Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Classroom Activity, Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Activities:Writing Assignment
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