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Learning Assessment #8 - Concept Map (2011) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
An end of the term, in-class activity that challenges students to synthesize their understanding of the fundamental concepts taught over the course of the semester - plate tectonics, the rock cycle, geologic time ...

WorldWatcher Project: Global Warming Project part of Role Playing:Examples
In this exercise, students role-play advisors to various heads of state on the subject of global warming. The web site also has free modeling and GIS software and lesson and lab plans. -

Gallery Walk Questions on the Hydrosphere and Cryosphere 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 the hydrosphere and cryosphere. The questions are organized according ...

The Geologic Timescale and Paleoclimates part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
This is a basic exercise in which students utilize a variety of online resources to answer questions about the geologic timescale, major theories in geology, and temporal scales of climate change.

ConcepTest: Rock Transformation part of ConcepTests:Examples
The graph below illustrates how the temperature changed with time for part of the rock cycle. Which of the following processes is best represented by the graph? a. sediment is lithified to form sedimentary rock b. ...

ConcepTest: Stream Baseflow During Droughts part of ConcepTests:Examples
What happens to the volume of water that passes from groundwater to streams during a prolonged drought? a. it increases b. it decreases c. no change

ConcepTest: Global Temperature Change and Water Reservoirs part of ConcepTests:Examples
If average global temperatures dropped 5 degrees C, which reservoir (source) of water would most likely experience the greatest percent volume change? a. Oceans b. Glaciers and ice sheets

ConcepTest: Effect of Rain on Sea Level part of ConcepTests:Examples
A majority of Earth's water is in the oceans. Predict what would happen to sea level if rain fell continuously all over the world's oceans. a. Sea level would rise b. Sea level would fall c. Sea level ...

ConcepTest: Effect of Ice Sheet on Sea Level part of ConcepTests:Examples
During the last ice age there was a large ice sheet over much of Canada and the northern U.S. What was the effect on global sea levels? a. Sea level was higher b. Sea level was lower c. Sea level was the same as ...

ConcepTest: Humid Climates and Water Transport to Streams part of ConcepTests:Examples
In a humid climate (e.g., Georgia), which process contributes the greatest volume of water to streams? a. human activity b. overland flow c. groundwater discharge