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Exploring Soil Development & Conservation of Mass
Clifford Riebe, University of Wyoming
This activity aims to develop understanding of soil formation using the principles of conservation of mass. This is best applied to a chronosequence of 2 soils/deposits, such as a set of terraces or glacial ...

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

Exploring lithological assemblages and structural styles of granite-greenstone belts
Dyanna Czeck, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
In this 1 week module, students use primary literature to study structural and tectonic styles within Archean granite-greenstone belts.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Special Topics:Teaching with Literature, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw

Physical Properties of Minerals and Determinative Techniques
Ken Bladh
This activity uses cooperative learning to identify minerals in hand sample based on physical properties. The "Jigsaw" pedagogy upon which this lab is based provides the environment for four succeeding ...

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

Antibacterial soaps, friend or foe: An investigative case study
Ann Mills
This lab activity will not only draw on students' real life experiences but will also draw on student's previous lab experiences in proper laboratory techniques and data analysis performed in previous activities. The lab will incorporate the use of scientific inquiry methods and strategies while students develop reasonable answers to the questions asked.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning

Using a Groundwater Pollution Problem to Develop Professional Communication Skills
Jeff Nunn, Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Project
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Projects:Professional Communications Projects

Investigative Case - "Malama Keone'o'io"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Ann Coopersmith at Maui Community College. (http://www.bioquest.org/lifelines/)
Students will learn techniques for conducting a local environmental assessment in an ecologically sensitive area. Identification of native plants and methodologies for sampling will be taught in the classroom and then reinforced in the field. The module also includes a community awareness and conservation aspect.

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

Investigative Case - "European Starlings and Woopeckers"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Arthur G. Nonhof. (www.bioquest.org/lifelines/)
An exploration into Niche Competition and Population Ecology

Resource Type: Activities: Assessments:Other Assessment Type, Peer Assessment, Assessments, Activities:Project
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning

Investigative Case - "The Sky is Falling"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Tiffany Davidson, Sharlonne Rollin, and Nicohl Shelton. (www.bioquest.org/lifelines/)
Students will generate maps of ozone concentrations, graph air quality indices, and propose solutions to problems with the ozone and air quality, specifically smog.

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

The Wingra Marsh: A Purple Population Problem
Developed for Lifelines Online by Francie Rowe at Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin. (http://www.bioquest.org/lifeline/ (more info) )
Students author a presentation to the Grounds Management Committee of their school giving their recommendation for the control of the invasive species purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) on campus.

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

Investigative Case: The Nancy Creek Challenge
Developed for Lifelines Online by J.Bland, S. Carter, S. Mattox, and T. McCrary (www.bioquest.org/lifleines/ (more info) )
Students examine a case study of fish kill in Nancy Creek and identify the environmental conditions that favor life in a fresh water ecosystem.

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




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