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Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk CT - Field Trip Assignment part of Cutting Edge:Urban Geology:Activities
Self-guided field trip assignment to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk CT

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

River Flooding and Erosion part of Cutting Edge:Urban Geology: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.

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Urban Geology: Geohazards, GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping, Connections with Non-Science Disciplines, Land Use

Sandbox modeling part of Cutting Edge:Urban Geology: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, Principles of Geology, Land Use

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

Evaluation of watershed land-use changes and hydrologic impacts part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
The USDA-NRCS TR55 method for calculating runoff discharge is used to compare the results of land-use change in a watershed. These data are then compared to a Darcy's Law estimate of groundwater discharge to a ...

Urban Geology: Land Use

Analyzing Populations with Maps (Retired) part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Analyzing Populations
NOTE: This chapter was retired from the EET collection after CIESIN's US-Mexico Demographic Data Viewer became unavailable. The pages are available here for reference. In this chapter, users describe and ...

Urban Geology: Land Use

ConcepTest: Natural Response to City Growth part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:ConcepTests:Examples
A rapidly growing city within a humid climate zone experiences a land use change from predominantly crop land to mostly urban/suburban. A likely natural response would be: a. Increased infiltrationreduced ...

Urban Geology: Environmental Issues, Land Use

More Nitrogen Upstream, Fewer Filters Downstream part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS-sponsored site provides an explanation for the low oxygen conditions of the "dead zone" stemming from the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico watersheds. The factors that ...
Urban Geology: Land Use, Environmental Issues

The Chesapeake Bay's Dead Zone part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Chesapeake Bay Foundation fact sheet provides information regarding the cause and growth of the Chesapeake Bay dead zone. The site also addresses possible solutions to the hypoxia and includes a ...
Urban Geology: Land Use, Environmental Issues

Landscape Changes in the Southwestern United States: Techniques, Long-term Data Sets, and Trends part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report discusses land use and landscape changes in the southwestern United States. Themes that are explored are the importance of climatic variability in driving ecological processes and ...
Urban Geology: Land Use

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