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Systems Geobiology Powers of 10 part of Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
Bruce Fouke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Systems Geobiology is the study of complex interactions arising from the interplay of biological, geological, physical, chemical and even social systems across multiple spatial (microns to thousands of kilometers) ...

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Syllabus Quiz part of Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
Karin Kirk, Carleton College
This quiz helps students make sure they understand the important policies of the course before they embark into the course. Because students in online courses need to digest all of the course rules by reading ...

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Earthquake Case Study part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Kaatje Kraft, Mesa 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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The Scientific Method part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania
This assignment is designed to introduce the students to the idea and process of the scientific method. They are led to recognize that much of their own thinking is through the Scientific Method.

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Watershed Management part of Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
Bruce Herbert, Texas A & M University
In this project, I ask students to use analogous reasoning to support the development of an accurate and rich conceptual model about a specific environmental issue using evidence collected from two watershed ...

The Geoscape of Bozeman, Montana part of Service Learning:Activities
William Locke, Montana State University-Bozeman
This project was intended to build familiarity with the local geologic environment through a poster session leading to a single poster following the Canadian "Geoscape" model.

Modeling Daisyworld part of Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
David Bice, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
This activity describes the Daisyworld model in conceptual terms and then describes how to construct a STELLA model of the system. Following this, a series of experiments are outlined, along with questions for ...

Web-o-Cycles part of Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
Eric Pyle, James Madison University
This is a classroom activity intended as an introductory exercise in a capstone experience involving complex Earth systems.

Water Bucket lab activity part of Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Online lab activity to explore the generic structure of a leaky water tank. Time delay and equilibrium are introduced.

Teaching Chaos and Complex Evolutionary Systems Theories at the Introductory Level part of Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
Lynn Fichter, James Madison University
This is a learning progression of 12 models leading to 19 learning outcomes designed to introduce chaos and complex systems theories concepts in 3 - 5 50 minute classes. Includes power points of class ...

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