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Floodplains in the field (with GIS) part of Examples
In this GIS-enhanced lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques. -

Earth System Topics: Hydrology, Biosphere:Ecology, Solid Earth

Image Classification part of Examples
An exercise to use a simple image analysis program to classify land surface types seen in satellite imagery in order to analyze changes in landscape development over time. -

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Land Use, Hydrology, Biosphere, Geography, Surface Processes, Biosphere:Ecology

When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine (College Level) part of Examples
College-level adaptation of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter. Students explore the critical role phytoplankton play in the marine food web. -

Earth System Topics: Biosphere:Ecology, Geography, Biosphere, Oceans

WorldWatcher Project: Global Warming Project part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience: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. -

Earth System Topics: Atmosphere, Biosphere:Ecology, Earth's Cycles:Carbon Cycle, Climate, Human Dimensions:Policy

Mapping Plate Boundaries part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples
Students can discover plate boundaries by plotting different sets of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on maps. These are then stacked on the overhead projector, outlining the tectonic plates. -

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Earthquakes, Geography, Solid Earth:Volcanoes, Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards, Biosphere:Ecology, Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics


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