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Relative vs. Numerical Dating and Geochronology with Beads
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University
Students use relative dating principles to interpret the ages of rocks in a block diagram. They then "date" samples from these rocks to test their relative age hypotheses. Sample dating is done by ...

Multiple temporal scales of landscapes and landforms
Phil Stokes, The University of Arizona; Marguerite Forest, Florida Gulf Coast University; Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
This exercise provides students with a timescale and list of geomorphic landforms and processes. The activity requires that students utilize their knowledge of process-driving mechanisms to place landforms and ...

Annotating Change in Satellite Images
LuAnn Dahlman
DATA: Landsat Images. TOOL: ImageJ. SUMMARY: Examine time-series images that show landuse changes in China. Produce a map documenting how human activities have changed the coastline.

Climate: Global Warming
Dorothy Merritts
Detailed, annotated example of Socratic questioning for topics of climate change, global warming, and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. -

Time and Earth History Socratic Questions
Dorothy Merritts
Time and Earth History sample Socratic questions and answers. -

What Should We Do About Global Warming?
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus; Robert Thomas
This module contains an 8-lesson curriculum to study greenhouse gases and global warming using data and visualizations. The students will summarize the issue in a mock debate or a presentation. -

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Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
Christine Massey, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
Christine A. Massey Perkins Geology Museum--University of Vermont - The Landscape Change Project works with middle and high school students to archive physical landscape change in Vermont. Students work with ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
Mary Savina, Carleton College
Elizabeth Clark and Mary Savina, Carleton College - This activity uses historical precipitation and temperature data from the NDP-041 data set to expose students to the types and applications of climatological ...

Starting Out With Earth History
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
Distribute a blank geologic-history timeline to pairs or small groups of students at the start of an Earth History unit or course and ask them work together to fill it out as best they can. -

Ocean Stratigraphy Challenge
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
A 15-20 minute think-pair-share activity interpreting a deep-sea sediment core combining concepts from oceanography, sedimentology, and plate tectonics. -