## AP/IB/Honors Environmental Science Activity Browse

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# Subject: Environmental Science

- 5 matches General/Other
- Water Quality and Quantity 7 matches including water resource management, water quality and water treatment
- Air Quality 4 matches
- Energy 14 matches sources, supply, reserves, uses
- Waste 8 matches
- Mineral Resources 1 match includes precious metals, base metals, industrial minerals, aggregate
- Forest Resources 1 match
- Soils and Agriculture 1 match
- Oceans and Coastal Resources 3 matches
- Land Use and Planning 8 matches planning, zoning, sprawl issues, urban heat island
- Human Population 6 matches
- Sustainability 8 matches
- Natural Hazards 22 matches
- Global Change and Climate 32 matches
- Ecosystems 47 matches
- Policy 23 matches

# Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)

- 9 matches General/Other
- Introductory Level 124 matches

# Resource Type: Activities

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- Campus-Based Learning 4 matches
- ConcepTests 17 matches
- Cooperative Learning 2 matches
- Experience-Based Environmental Projects 5 matches
- First Day of Class 2 matches
- Gallery Walks 9 matches
- Games 6 matches
- Interactive Lecture Demonstrations 3 matches
- Interactive Lectures 7 matches
- Investigative Case Based Learning 10 matches
- Just in Time Teaching 5 matches
- Mathematical and Statistical Models 13 matches
- Peer Review 5 matches
- Role Playing 16 matches
- Service Learning 2 matches
- Socratic Questioning 2 matches
- Teaching with Data 10 matches
- Teaching with GIS 6 matches
- Teaching with Visualizations 1 match
- Undergraduate Research 1 match

## Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience

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Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples

This is a college-level adaptation of a chapter from the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The students download global quake data over a time range and use GIS to interpret the tectonic context. -

The Sleeping Mountain part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples

In this role-playing scenario, students represent townspeople whose lives and livelihoods are endangered by an active volcano which may or may not erupt in the near future. -

Analyzing the Antarctic Ozone Hole (College Level) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples

College-level adaptation of a chapter in the Earth Exploration Toolbook. Examine satellite images of atmospheric ozone in the Southern Hemisphere to study changes in concentration over a time. -

Comparing Carbon Calculators part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples

Carbon calculators, no matter how well intended as tools to help measure energy footprints, tend to be black boxes and can produce wildly different results, depending on the calculations used to weigh various ...

Mock Environmental Summit part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples

At the end of a six-week class or unit on global warming, students role-play representatives from various countries and organizations at an international summit on global warming. -

How Fast Do Materials Weather? part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples

A think-pair-share activity in which students calculate weathering rates from tombstone weathering data. -

Whose Fault Is It Anyway? part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples

This game has students simulate the propagation of P and S waves after an earthquake and to use the lag between these to determine where in the simulation the earthquake occurred. -

Campus Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Campus-Based Learning:Examples

Students conduct a greenhouse gas emission inventory for their college or university. Students analyze findings and present information to the college or university community. -

US Historical Climate: Excel Statistical part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples

Students import US Historical Climate Network mean temperature data into Excel from a station of their choice and use Excel for statistical calculations, graphing, and linear trend estimates. -

Global Temperatures part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples

Students analyze the global temperature record from 1867 to the present. Long-term trends and shorter-term fluctuations are both evaluated. -

Vostok Ice Core: Excel (Mac or PC) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples

Students use Excel to graph and analyze Vostok ice core data (160,000 years of Ice core data from Vostok Station). Data includes ice age, ice depth, carbon dioxide, methane, dust, and deuterium isotope relative ...

What Should We Do About Global Warming? part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples

This module contains an 8-lesson curriculum to study greenhouse gases and global warming using data and visualizations. The students will summarize the issue in a mock debate or a presentation. -

Earth's Radiation Budget: Part 1 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples

In this activity students explore the Earth's radiation budget using Earth radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) data archived at the IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library (more info) . -

2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Cooperative Learning:Examples

Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the ...

The Modern Atmospheric CO2 Record part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples

Students compare carbon dioxide (CO2) data from Mauna Loa Observatory, Barrow (Alaska), and the South Pole over the past 40 years to help them better understand what controls atmospheric CO2. -

Carbon Dioxide Exercise part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples

Students work in groups, plotting carbon dioxide concentrations over time on overheads and estimating the rate of change over five years. -

Engaging Question part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities

Karl Wirth, Macalester College Course: Dynamic Earth and Global Change 20 students This activity serves a number of functions, including an introduction to the course, a learning prompt that can be revisited ...

Investigative Case - "Goodbye Honey Buckets" part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Investigative Case Based Learning:Examples

Students will investigate arctic geology and hydrology as well as tundra ecology as they consider options for sewage treatment. Public safety, environmental impact, and issues of construction and engineering will be explored.

Investigative Case - "Holy Starbucks Batman!" part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Investigative Case Based Learning:Examples

Students will investigate caffeine as a potential new pollutant in a northwest river system. Effects of caffeine on invertebrates and salmon fry will be explored through field work and lab work.

Investigative Case - "Home, Home on the River" part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Investigative Case Based Learning:Examples

Students will examine the complex issues that result from human use of ecologically sensitive areas. The students will investigate these issues from the point of view of their major/career path.