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Annotated Bibliography part of Activities
A bibliography is a list of materials (books, periodical articles, etc.) on a subject. An annotation is a brief description of the material, providing enough information to let the reader know what a source covers ...

Urban Geology: Environmental Issues, Connections with Non-Science Disciplines

Plume Delineation Exercise part of Activities
Students are given a data set and base map for a potentially contaminated aquifer and are asked to create a plume delineation map and determine if there is a contaminant source, where it is and who is being most ...

Urban Geology: Principles of Geology, Connections with Non-Science Disciplines

American Museum of Natural History - Field Trip Assignment part of Activities
Self-guided field trip assignment to AMNH (largely based on the museum's teacher's guide for high school students)

Urban Geology: Principles of Geology

Urban Environmental Excursions: Field trips to connect urban geology students with the world around them part of Activities
Environmentally-themed field trips in urban areas can stimulate student interest in geology and environmental science while providing curricular links to topics such as global warming, energy resources, water ...

Urban Geology: Land Use, Resources, Connections with Non-Science Disciplines

Finding connections between current events and earth sciences part of Activities
Class creates a list of all current events, including topics from their countries of origin. The next task is to find the connections between the events and categorize events based on the connections. Finally, as a ...

Urban Geology: Connections with Non-Science Disciplines, Resources, Geohazards, Geologic History, Principles of Geology, Land Use

Richmond's Urban Heat Island part of Activities
Students will be asked questions regarding the causes and impacts of the UHI. They will also be asked to apply this knowledge to two real-world settings and analyze data collected at both locations.

Urban Geology: Land Use, Connections with Non-Science Disciplines

Greenproofing part of Activities

Urban Geology: Connections with Non-Science Disciplines

Urban Planning 101: Map Appreciation part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
This is a synthesis activity, providing closure to river and/or map units. Students will begin by looking at a series of maps, including 3D maps. They will brainstorm ways the natural world may interact with humans ...

Urban Geology: GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping, Land Use

Biodiversity Count part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Campus-Based Learning:Examples
In this class exercise, students count the number of species they can find in a five minute block of time in both an urban lawn and natural, remnant forest area. The students are introduced to the concept of low ...

Urban Geology: Environmental Issues

Roadside and Engineering Geology of Auke Bay, Juneau Alaska part of Cutting Edge:Public Policy:Activities
Final lab for an Introductory Physical Geology class. Students apply a semester of learned geology skills toward evaluating house building sites near our campus. They encounter evidence of faulting, mass wasting, ...

Urban Geology: Principles of Geology



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