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Natural Disaster Risk at Home part of Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students analyze the natural disaster threat and potential mitigation techniques of their (family) home.
Impact Craters and Water on Mars part of Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students explore for water on Mars using impact crater morphology. During this lab, students: learn to use the equation writing and graphing capabilities in Microsoft Excel, thendevelop and apply an impact crater depth-diameter relationship in an effort to constrain the depth to a possible water-rich layer beneath one or more portions of the surface of Mars!
SEM/EDS Beach Sands part of Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students pose a question that can be answered using the SEM and sand they have previously collected from beach profiles.
Petrology in the Field and Laboratory part of Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this multi-week project, students collect samples in the field, analyze them using various tools and instruments, then present their results and interpretations.
Marine Environmental Geology part of Service Learning:Examples
This course is an introduction to the aspects of marine geology and oceanography that affect the environment and marine resources. Service-learning is an essential component of how students learn about the earth. We deliver part of the content of this course by arranging for students to solve a problem with a local community partner.
Environment and the Earth part of Service Learning:Examples
The Environment and the Earth class at the University of South Carolina participated in a campus environmental service-learning project where students collected data lighting, water fixtures, recycling bins, and trash in five academic buildings.
Field Biology part of Service Learning:Examples
This field biology class uses a service-learning project instead of a course term paper. The students worked with 4th and 5th graders at a local school to teach them skills in wildflower and fern identification, and then to help them implement a nature trail, which will be accessible to the greater community.
Interpreting the History, Geology, and Ecology of Monterey Bay part of Service Learning:Examples
This is a 2-unit Service Learning option associated with the "Special Topics: The History, Geology, and Ecology of Monterey Bay" course. Students will learn about Monterey Bay in the special topics course and will share their knowledge with K-12 grade children at local schools by participating in the Virtual Canyon Project.
General Education Biology part of Service Learning:Examples
This course, a beginning biology course, uses service-learning to connect coursework with the local community. The students find and execute a service-learning project based on their interests as a requirement of the course.
Freshwater Ecology/Limnology part of Service Learning:Examples
Students study aquatic organisms in relation to the environmental conditions of lakes and streams. The course develops substantial quantities of data concerning the local watershed. This data is used by community partners in many contexts.