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Analyzing your Hometown Stream using On-line USGS NWIS Data part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students analyze discharge records of streams or rivers of interest to them using on-line USGS NWIS data.

Mock Environmental Summit part of Role Playing:Examples
At the end of a six-week class or unit on global warming, students role-play representatives from various countries and organizations at an international summit on global warming. -

How Fast Do Materials Weather? part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
A think-pair-share activity in which students calculate weathering rates from tombstone weathering data. -

Geologic Mapping I part of Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Students complete a geologic map of a small area. -

Floodplains in the field part of Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
In this lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques. -

part of Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Describing rock outcrops and hand specimens -

Being P-Waves and S-Waves part of Role Playing:Examples
Teach students about P-waves and S-waves by having them model them with their own bodies. -

Investigation: When will there no longer be glaciers in Glacier National Park? part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students use historical data on the extent of the Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park to estimate when the glacier will melt completely.

Flood Frequency and Risk Assessment part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students calculate recurrence intervals for various degrees of flooding based on historical data. Students then do a risk assessment for the surrounding community.

Density, Buoyancy and Convection part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Activities
This 3-hour hands-on guided-discovery lab activity teaches students the concepts of density, buoyancy, thermal expansion and convection.