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MER (Mars Exploration Rover ) Landing Site Selection part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Discoveries from Mars:Activities

Via a jigsaw role-playing exercise in which students become geologists, astrobiologists and engineers, real data and available constrains are used to identify landing sites for the MER rovers. A debate format is ...

Mars Hydrologic Environments part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Discoveries from Mars:Activities

This activity examines the nature of streams and basins at three locations on Mars. Originally meant for users with access to ArcGIS, the exercise can also be used in introductory geology courses using images ...

GEOLogic: Terrestrial and Jovian Planets part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

In this two-part example, students are given clues about properties about the terrestrial and Jovian planets respectively and asked to match up the planet with the correct equatorial radius, mean orbital velocity, and period of rotation.

Calculation of the Magnitude of Lunar and Solar Tidal Forces on the Earth part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Project in which students calculate the magnitude of lunar and solar tidal forces on the earth. They calculate the solar tidal effect relative to the lunar tidal effect and the relative solar tidal effect for spring-tide conditions.

Investigating dimensions of the solar system part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Planetary data are used to investigate and evaluate the Nebular Hypothesis.

Short Geology Research Paper part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities

Students are assigned to take a topic and research it in some depth, beyond the discussion in the class or in the book. The paper is 4-6 typed pages in length. Suggested topics include geologic hazards, geologic ...

Estimating Discharge from Ares Vallis Using Pathfinder Images and MOLA Topography part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Discoveries from Mars:Activities

Students use Pathfinder lander images and MOLA topography, in combination with tools including a Hjulstrom diagram, ternary plot and a simple Manning equation, to estimate the discharge through Ares Vallis on Mars ...

Phases of the Moon part of Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

This exercise has students use a simple physical model of the Earth, sun, and moon to understand why the moon changes phases from the perspective of Earthly observers. -

Sun Spot Analysis part of Teaching with Data:Examples

Introductory students use Excel to graph monthly mean Greenwich sunspot numbers from 1749 to 2004 and perform a spectral analysis of the data using the free software program "Spectra". -

Earth and Mars Core Sampling part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities

The activity focuses on sedimentology and core sampling here on Earth and makes comparisons with core samples from Mars to determine the composition of the material underneath the surface.