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Plate Tectonics Jigsaw part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students participate in a jigsaw activity to learn about types of plate boundaries, becoming an expert in one of five global datasets - earthquakes, volcanoes, seafloor age, topography, and gravity - and then ...

Campus Nitrogen Budget part of Campus-Based Learning:Examples
Link the college or university operations with local ecology. In this study, students use a tool from urban ecology, the nitrogen budget, to research the inputs, outputs and subsytem transfers of nitrogen on the ...

Mass Balance Model part of Mathematical and Statistical Models:Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
Students are introduced to the concept of mass balance, flow rates, and equilibrium using an online interactive water bucket model. -

Daisyworld: Stella Mac or PC part of Mathematical and Statistical Models:Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
After constructing a Stella model of Daisyworld students perform guided experiments to explore the behavior of Daisyworld to changes in model parameters and assumptions. -

Daisyworld: Interactive On-line PC and Mac part of Mathematical and Statistical Models:Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
Students use a JAVA interface design by R.M. MacKay to explore the Daisy World model. The JAVA interface comes with a link to a 6-page student activity page in PDF format. -

Learning Assessment #2 - The Rock Cycle part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of the rock cycle.

Rock-Tectonics synthesis lab part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This lab aims to draw together rock identification and plate tectonics as well as relative age relationships. It gets students to "be" geologists...looking at rock suites and trying to see how they fit ...

Gallery Walk Questions on Atmospheric Moisture part of Gallery Walks:Examples
created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University The following are potential questions that could be used in a gallery walk activity about Atmospheric Mosture. The questions are organized according to the ...

Virtual Rock Lab part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students use a website to identify rocks based on their properties.

Secretary of Energy part of Cutting Edge:Manage Your Career:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2011:Teaching Activities
This activity was used in my GEO 101: The Dynamic Earth course to engage the students and get them thinking about different energy resources. It asks them to consider our country's energy needs in the future ...