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

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

Data, Accuracy and Precision
Scott Linneman, Western Washington University
This first lab exercise requires lower-division geomorph students to generate and compare three topographic data sets for a small feature on campus.

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

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

Accuracy, Precision, and Topographic Data
Scott Linneman, Western Washington University
This jigsaw style exercise challenges new geomorphology students to collect topographic data and analyze its accuracy and precision.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Lab Activity, Classroom Activity:Jigsaw
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Teaching in Specific Environments:Field, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Technology

Using Inquiry to Discover Stream Formations In a Small Stream
Michael A. Elliott, Fillmore Central High School, Harmony, MN
This activity is an inquiry based field investigation where students measure and map a small stream and then develop an understanding of the formation of a variety of small stream features.

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

The Minnesota River Valley Rocks!: An outdoor observational investigation in the landscape and rocks along the MN River Valley
Lynell Senden, Mankato East Junior High School, Mankato, MN
This outdoor investigation involves students observing, recording, comparing and pondering the differing landscapes and rocks located along a river. Follow-up class sessions involve student generation of investigable questions, student-generated studies with required write-up and a mapping activity.

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

English Language Learners Create a Botanic Field Guide
Nenette Onstad, ELL Teacher Edgerton Elementary School Maplewood, Minnesota
ELL students create and share a botanic field guide incorporating depiction, measurement, description, and classification of common Minnesota trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and plants.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity:Importation of field observations into the classroom, Activities:Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Problem Solving:Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

The Nature of the Land Around Us
Sara Hunt
Students will follow the scientific method for self discovery of the nature of the land around the school to then determine as a class what plants and grasses would flourish in the area.

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

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