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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
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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, :Lab Activity, Field Activity:Field trip , Activities:Classroom Activity:Jigsaw
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Investigative Case - Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake
Developed by Monica Bruckner, Montana State University, based on the Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake WebQuest by Sarah Bordenstein, Marine Biological Laboratory.
The Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake WebQuest leads students in a guided exploration of Mono Lake's extreme environment and asks them to consider the preservation of this environment in relation to the needs of humans.

Resource Type: Activities: Computer Applications, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies, Activities:Classroom Activity, Project
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Mars Landing Site Selection: An exercise in reading geologic maps and other geologic data sets
Tracy Gregg, SUNY College at Buffalo
Students use available Mars data to select the next rover landing sites, given appropriate engineering, geologic and biologic constraints. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
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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, Writing Assignment, Lab Activity, Activities, :Classroom Activity:Jigsaw
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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:Field Activity, Project, Lab Activity, Activities, :Writing Assignment, Classroom Activity:Jigsaw
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Using Range Through Charts: Constructing a Diversity Curve
Katherine Bulinski, Bellarmine University
This is a hands-on jigsaw-style assignment for a non-majors geology class that illustrates when different groups of organisms originate, persist and go extinct in geological time. Students will be able to construct ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
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Landscape Evolution Debate
Amanda Schmidt, Oberlin College
Students are assigned to read one of the three papers on tectonic geomorphology (landscape evolution) published by Nature in 2003 (Burbank et al., Dadson et al., and Reiners et al.). All also read the editorial by ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods: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
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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 ...

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