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# New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving

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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:Classroom Activity, Lab 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, Activities, :Lab Activity, Writing Assignment, 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:Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Activities:Field Activity, Project, Lab Activity, Writing Assignment, Activities
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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
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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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Physical Properties of Minerals and Determinative Techniques
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 ...

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Ionic and Binary Compound Chemical Nomenclature
Ramona Caswell
This is a POGIL activity geared for general chemistry students. The activity guides students through the process of determining how ionic and binary compounds are named as well as inorganic acids.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Process Oriented Guided Inquiry
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Metric System Conversions: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) activity
Jeffrey Pribyl
This activity helps student learn to convert within the metric system and begin learning about process skill necessary for working in groups.

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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.

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