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Review for interdisiplinary science course (stream ecology, watersheds) part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This is a large-scale participatory activity used to prompt students to review what they have learned and to think actively and cooperatively about the connections between the systems we have discussed prior to the ...

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Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Environmental Quality, Biosphere, Surface Processes, Biosphere:Ecology, Hydrology, :Ground Water, Surface Water, Human Dimensions, :Resources

M & M Decay part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
This is a simulation of radioactive decay which illustrates what a half-life is and explains some of the challenges involved with radiometric dating. Pennies or other cheap coins can be substituted for M&Ms if ...

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Earth System Topics: Time/Earth History:Absolute Dating

Evolution, Natural Selection and Speciation part of Conceptual Models Examples
In this out of class tutorial, students explore several examples of natural selection and speciation.

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions, Evolution, Biosphere, :Ecology

Translation simulation part of Conceptual Models Examples
This module introduces students to the basics behind translation of a messenger RNA sequence into protein. In addition to text and movies, there are interactive shockwave animations that allow students to move ribosomes and tRNAs to perform translation.

Earth System Topics: Biosphere

Blue Skies & Sunsets part of Conceptual Models Examples
This conceptual model explains why skies are blue and sunsets are red.

Earth System Topics: Atmosphere