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Calculation of your personal carbon footprint part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Activities
This worksheet walks the students through the steps for calculating their personal carbon footprint. Additionally it helps them consider options for reducing their carbon footprint and the potential costs of those ...

Metacognition Training through Think-Aloud Pair Problem Solving [TAPPS]: Two Lessons about Rivers part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Metacognition:Activities
Attached is a description of how to use "Think-aloud Pair Problem Solving" in a classroom. It is followed with two lesson plans on the topic of rivers.

Course Information Survey part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
This activity is a brief quiz to be completed at beginning of course that provides information to instructor about the internet access and computer resources of each student as well as assesses whether student has ...

The Cosmic Calendar part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
In this activity, one takes ALL of time, from the beginning of time (i.e., the Big Bang) all the way up to today, but one compresses it into one year. One can do this for all levels of students depending on how ...

Where's the volcanic threat? part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Students investigate Costa Rican volcanic hazards using (a) the amount of silica in volcanic rocks, (b) a highly-simplified geologic map and (c) a satellite image of Costa Rican night time illumination (i.e., human ...

Rock and mineral laboratory exercises in large auditorium classes part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
These exercises provide an opportunity for students in large auditorium classes with "hands on" examination of typical rocks and minerals and their properties.

Westward Ho! How Far is Yonder Mountain part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
PowerPoint module leading students through development of a spreadsheet to calculate the distance of a mountain peak from coplanar vertical angles shot from two points a known distance apart.

Marine Microfossils and Biostratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Paleontology:Activities
This exercise set explores marine microfossil distributions in deep-sea cores. Students are guided to apply a biostratigraphic zonation and interpret relative age, correlate from one region of the world ocean to ...

Principles, Structure, & Implementation of International Environmental Law part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This module introduces the fundamental norms and institutions that comprise international environmental law and then focuses on six specific topics: air pollution and protection of the atmosphere, ...

Study Questions Lecture 5: Melting & Igneous Rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a question set about igneous processes. There are 9 questions involving concepts such as Earth's heat, magma generation, and Bowen's Reaction Series. This resource is part of the Teaching ...

Study Questions Lecture 6: Volcanoes & Volcanism part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains study questions related to volcanic processes. There are 10 questions on concepts such as types of magmas, Bowen's Reaction Series, igneous rocks, types of volcanoes, and volcanic ...

Project NOPP Drifters part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site allows teachers to use data from ocean drifting buoys to integrate ocean science into their classroom science and math instruction. It offers educational activities and curriculum materials ...

Computers in Chemistry at Cabrillo College part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The goal of the Computers in Chemistry at Cabrillo College (C4) Project is to improve the learning of chemical concepts through the use of computer visualization. C4 produces and disseminates ...

Flooding Exercises part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This homework exercise, developed for an undergraduate geology course at Tulane University, leads students through the steps involved in determining the probability that a flood of a given discharge ...

Water Science for Schools part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) water resources site provides comprehensive coverage of water related issues, and includes several interactive quizzes and activities for children. Here you will ...

Flight to Mars: How Long? Along what Path? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site demonstrates how, with the use of orbital mechanics, a space mission to Mars can be planned. Using no more than algebra, Kepler's laws and the formula for the energy of an object in a ...

Distribution of Active Volcanoes Exercise part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Part of an on-line undergraduate Physical Geology course offered at the University of Houston, this six-week long exercise asks students to gather, chart, interpret and synthesize data on current ...

Glacial Landforms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a tutorial on glacial landforms. Glacial erosion, transportation and deposition produce some of the most dramatic and distinctive landscapes found on the surface of the earth. ...

Virtual Earthquake part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Virtual Earthquake is an interactive web-based program designed to introduce the concepts of how an earthquake epicenter is located and how the Richter magnitude of an earthquake is determined. ...