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Accuracy, Precision, and Topographic Data part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
This jigsaw style exercise challenges new geomorphology students to collect topographic data and analyze its accuracy and precision.

Evaluating the lines of evidence for plate tectonics part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
In this in-class exercise, students compare several lines of evidence that support the ideas of continental drift and plate tectonics. Before the class meeting, each student is given a preparation assignment in which he/she studies one "continental drift" and one "ocean floor data" map. In class, students divide into teams of 3, with each team member having prepared different specialties. They discuss their respective maps and look for spatial patterns among the data.

Advanced Moon Project part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Guided Discovery Problems:Examples
The moon project is a semester-long research project about the moon; each student explores one of four assigned topics. Over 1-2 months, students make daily naked-eye observations of the moon and construct graphs ...

Geology Map Observations part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Students construct the Earth's tectonic plates using geologic maps. The jigsaw method of collaborative group work is used. Skills such as careful observation, presentation, and synthesis are used to create a ...

Climate Modeling part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Activities
This activity provides a simple conceptual demonstration of models, using several types of real proxy data (isotope, or climate parameters, biotic), to model several different scales of change. It also involves ...

Continental- and regional-scale vegetation change in North America over the last 20,000 years part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Ideas for Teaching About Paleoclimate
This activity was developed during the Teaching Climate Change from the Geological Record workshop, held in August 2010.Contributed by: Andrea Bair, Jessica Holm, Chris Hill, Ester Sztein Topic: Vegetation change ...

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