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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 ...

MER (Mars Exploration Rover ) Landing Site Selection part of Cutting Edge:Discoveries from Mars:Activities
Via a jigsaw role-playing exercise in which students become geologists, astrobiologists and engineers, real data and available constrains are used to identify landing sites for the MER rovers. A debate format is ...

Global Patterns part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
Based on my research on how best to enhance students' understanding of complex systems, I utilize various activities to support pattern recognition, a fundamental skill to understanding complex systems ...

Natural Hazards on the Island of Hawaii part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Environmental Geology:Activities
In this jigsaw activity, students discover four different aspects of natural hazards on the Island of Hawaii. The goal for students is to design a hazard zone map that combines these four topics and that could be ...

Continental- and regional-scale vegetation change in North America over the last 20,000 years part of Cutting Edge: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 ...

Climate Modeling part of Cutting Edge: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 ...

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