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The Cosmic Calendar
Erika Grundstrom, Vanderbilt University
In this activity, one takes ALL of time, from the beginning of time (i.e., the Big Bang) all the way up to today, but one compresses it into one year. One can do this for all levels of students depending on how ...

Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Discovering Dinosaurs
Elizabeth Heise, University of Texas at Brownsville, The
In this activity, students write an essay on the history of scientific discoveries in the field of dinosaur paleontology. -

Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Indian Ocean - Geologic History of A Large Igneous Province
Elizabeth Heise, University of Texas at Brownsville, The
This activity explores the significance and geologic history of the Kerguelen Plateau Large Igneous Province, as revealed by Ocean Drilling Program. -

New Approaches to field-based analysis of stratigraphic sections
Paul Myrow, Colorado College
This is a field-based project that is designed to teach students how to interpret processes of deposition and paleoenvironments from outcrop.

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Identifying Facies in a Transgressive Sequence from the Mid-Atlantic Coast
David Krantz, University of Toledo
The transgressive coastal sequence will be explored by students in an activity based on high-resolution seismic profiles collected off Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia.

Here we see it, but what's beneath? Effective geologic cross-section problem solving
Rob Benson, Adams State College
Students will use suface observations from a map to locate subsurface features using geologic cross-sections using topographic profiles, surface data, assessment of variables and data quality. Students will produce a standard scientific report describing the nature and conclusions of the project.

Intro to Environmental Geology Writing Assignment
Mary Savina, Carleton College; example compiled by Suzanne Savanick, SERC
Students in an introductory environmental geology class research the Dust Bowl, analyze information and data and develop a written argument.

Geomorphology Field Research Project
Jeff Marshall, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
This research project allows students to integrate and apply their geomorphic knowledge in a comprehensive study of a local landscape. Working in teams, they investigate uplifted alluvial deposits along the ...

Geomorphology Problem Set
Kathleen Nicoll, University of Utah
This is an example of an exam//problem set I assigned to my Geomorphology class, which is a General Education offering at the U of Utah. The questions are rather generalized, but they can be answered to varying ...

Discussing Earth
Michael Kimberley, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Students are invited to hour-long discussions of controversial geologic topics on Sunday afternoons. Those who attend (about half the class) submit page-long essays through Vista for comments and assessment. A ...

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