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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.

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New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Problem Solving:Jigsaw

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. -

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

Structural Control of Giant Rock Avalanches in Argentina
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Students analyze the influence of bedrock structures on the locations of giant rock avalanches in Argentina. Activity is available in two versions: 1) short case example that can be used as an in-class activity or ...

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New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw

Energy and the Poor - Black Carbon in Developing Nations
Anne Hall, Emory University
In this activity, students will explore impacts of the use of wood, dung and charcoal in developing countries for fuel, producing black carbon. In-class discussion will generate a list of several broad topics, ...

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

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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Red Beans and Rice: Slope failure experimental modeling
Tom Hickson, University of St. Thomas (MN)
Students replicate a slope failure experiment published in Science (Densmore et al., 1997) using a simple, acrylic slope failure box in an effort to forge a link between autocyclic processes, long-term landscape ...

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New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Models:Physical Analog Models, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:In-Class Problems, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Models, Quantitative Reasoning, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Active Learning, Teaching in Specific Environments:Indoor Labs

Hypothesis Testing through Field Investigation of Mystery Mounds
Lisa Ely, Central Washington University
Students formulate and test a hypothesis that addresses the potential processes involved in forming or subsequently shaping an unknown geomorphic feature, in this case mima mounds or patterned ground. Students gain ...

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

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Earth Materials and Ancient Cultures
Wayne Powell, CUNY Brooklyn College
Students investigate properties of earth materials through the lens of art and archeology. It allows ties to other required core curriculum courses (particularly classics and art history), and integrates the use of ...

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

Plate Tectonics Jigsaw
Anne Egger, Central Washington University
Students participate in a jigsaw activity to learn about types of plate boundaries, becoming an expert in one of five global datasets - earthquakes, volcanoes, seafloor age, topography, and gravity - and then ...

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

Aurora Mastodont Project - Matrix Analyses Project
David Voorhees, Waubonsee Community College
This is a laboratory based assignment that is for Introductory level geoscience classes (Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Earth Science) that brings an authentic research experience to your students. In the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Lab Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Projects:Student Research:Undergraduate Research, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw

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