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Rock Types Lab part of Indoor Labs:Examples
This lab helps students link concepts about how rocks form with observations about how rocks look. It is designed to help them learn rock classification in a more connected manner than is usual. -

Tapestry of Time: the Evolution of the North American Continent part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
In this lecture activity, groups of students use the Tapestry of Time map printed by the USGS to create cross sections that illustrate the growth of the North American continent.

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 ...

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. -

ConcepTest: Ice Sheets and Water Depth part of ConcepTests:Examples
Ice sheets covered much of the Northern Hemisphere one million years ago during part of the last ice age. How did this affect the depth of water in the oceans? a. Oceans were shallower than today b. Oceans were ...

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: 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: 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

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

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 ...