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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
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Erin Klauk, Montana State University-Bozeman
This activity takes an Earth system approach to teach about uranium mining on the Navajo Nation, and can be modified to teach a variety of case studies.

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

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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Introduction to Gibbs Energy
Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota-Main Campus
This is a short project that can be used in-class or as homework. It involves just a few questions and it is intended to help students understand the idea of Gibbs free energy.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Problem Set
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Quantitative Reasoning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Problem Solving:In-Class Problems

Earthquake Case Study
Kaatje Kraft, Whatcom Community College
This activity is a multiple case study analysis of different earthquakes that leads to student interpretation of claims, evidence and prediction/recommendations.

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

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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:Project, Activities, Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
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Deriving bedform phase diagrams
Tom Hickson, University of St. Thomas (MN)
Students derive bedform phase diagrams from Middleton and Southard (1984) by plotting the original data (stolen using DataThief software from the publication) in Excel and defining bedform field boundaries. These ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
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