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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 ...

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. -

Discussing Earth part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities

Students are invited to hour-long discussions of controversial geologic topics on Sunday afternoons. Those who attend (about half the class) submit page-long essays through Vista for comments and assessment. A ...

Delicious Differential Weathering part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities

In this activity students are exposed to the concept of both physical and chemical weathering while eating a Baby Ruth candy bar. This is compared to the weathering of a piece of granite. The strength of this ...

Homework assignments for Intro Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities

These homework assignments consist of vocabulary and questions used as the basis for classroom discussion, guided reading, and as the basis for exams. Testing on these assignments rewards students for work already ...

Stream Table Lab part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities

This is a lab activity in which students play with a stream table to learn about stream processes, how water and sediment interact, and to learn about basic stream-related calculations.

Water flow in the subsurface part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities

Using an off-the-shelf mock-up of a hydrological system, students are asked to predict where water will flow. Dyed water is injected into various parts of the system so that the students can see the flow patterns.

Metamorphic Rocks Lab part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities

Students describe rock characteristics and determine if a rock sample is metamorphic. If it is, they determine the parent rock. If not, they describe what it would change into as a metamorphic rock. The whole class ...