Discovering Plate Boundaries part of Activities
Discovering Plate Boundaries is a classroom activity designed to introduce students to the process of observing and classifying data, in addition to the fundamentals of plate tectonics.
Urban Geology: Geohazards, Geologic History, Principles of Geology
River Flooding and Erosion part of Activities
Students take a real-life situation (river flooding and erosion), use real flood and map data, and make predictions and recommendations as to what to do to help alleviate the problem.
Urban Geology: Geohazards, Connections with Non-Science Disciplines, Land Use, GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping
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
Sandbox modeling part of Activities
Students deform layers of colored sand to simulate features they observe in city. They construct topo maps and cross-sections based on the results of the sandbox experiment. The model is then the basis for ...
Urban Geology: Geohazards, Geologic History, GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping, Land Use, Principles of Geology
Urban Flooding: It Can Happen in a Flash! part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This module features an audio and visual tour of sites affected by the Fort Collins, Colorado urban flood that occurred on 28 July 1997. The tour is led by Matthew Kelsch and includes eyewitness ...
Urban Geology: Geohazards
Volcanoes Loom as Sleeping Threat for Millions part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This National Geographic news article from July 2002 describes world wide volcanic hazards. Due to the increasing population near dangerous volcanoes, the importance of volcanic monitoring and hazard ...
Urban Geology: Geohazards
Urban Geology (GEOL357) part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This webpage describes the Urban Geology class at California State University - Los Angeles. The course explores the natural environment in and around urban population centers and looks at how ...
Urban Geology: Environmental Issues, Geohazards, Land Use
ASTER's Satellite Image Gallery part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This site provides access to satellite images acquired by NASA's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer satellite. The images are sorted into eight categories: Archeology, ...
Urban Geology: GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping, Environmental Issues, Geohazards, Land Use, Resources
Satellite Imaging Corporation: IKONOS Satellite Images part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Satellite Imaging Corporation (SIC) acquires and processes imagery from the IKONOS satellite as well as others and makes the products available through their website. The images in the gallery are ...
Urban Geology: Land Use, Geohazards, GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping, Resources
NewsHour Extra Lesson Plan: Hazardous Chemicals in your Neighborhood part of SERC Web Resource Collection
As a result of this lesson, students will be able to understand hazardous chemicals and their effects; the importance of cleaning up these materials; identify hazardous waste sites in their own ...
Urban Geology: Environmental Issues, Geohazards