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Modeling Global Climate Change part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This activity explores the role of energy in global climate change. Students explore netlogo models of climate, and learn about cumulative effects.

Energy and the Environment part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Classroom Experiments:Examples
This experiment illustrates how seemingly harmless individual actions can, when taken collectively, develop into larger costs to society.

Relative vs. Numerical Dating and Geochronology with Beads part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
Students use relative dating principles to interpret the ages of rocks in a block diagram. They then "date" samples from these rocks to test their relative age hypotheses. Sample dating is done by ...

The Use of Cube Puzzle and Toilet Paper Roll Model in Teaching The Nature of Science part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
This is a hands-on activity in scientific method that uses inexpensive materials such as carton boxes, toilet paper roll tube, strings and toothpicks. It engages the students to conduct pattern observation, prediction, testing and ends up with a model construction. It also encourages thinking outside the box, group discussion and creation of individual cube puzzles.

Exploring Earth Systems Science: The Interactive GLOBE Earth System Poster part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities

Tree Ring Model part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
While working in groups to facilitate peer tutoring, students manipulate a hands-on, physical model to better comprehend the natural variations of tree-ring width and their uses for determining past climatic ...

Investigative Case - Living in an Alkaline Environment part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Investigative Case Based Learning:Examples
Living in an Alkaline Environment is a three-part interactive activity that explores the ecology and diversity of life in alkaline environments.

GO Inquire System part of Cutting Edge:Metacognition:Activities
GO Inquire is an online tool used to develop knowledge and skills of 4th grade science students in the concepts of erosion, transportation and deposition.

Rutherford's enlarged: A content-embedded activity to teach about nature of science part of Process of Science:Examples
This activity can be used to help middle and secondary school students develop more informed understandings of some important aspects of nature of science in the context of teaching them about Rutherford's experiments and atomic structure.

Science as Storytelling for Teaching the Nature of Science part of Process of Science:Examples
Barry Bickmore, Brigham Young University The original activity Science as Storytelling for Teaching the Nature of Science already exists within the SERC website. This page describes how this activity can be used ...

Illinois Caverns Field Trip part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Illinois Caverns Field Trip Kathleen Bower, Eastern Illinois University Intended Audience: Middle school through undergraduate students. Location: Waterloo, Illinois Middle School students tend to finish the ...

South Carolina Studies: Bringing the Geologic Time Scale Down to Earth in the Students' Backyard part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
South Carolina Studies - Bringing the Geologic Time Scale Down to Earth in the Students' Backyard: John R. Wagner, Clemson University Intended Audience: This exercise is suitable for the general public, though ...

Density-Mystery Canisters part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
For this lesson, we want students to become familiar with the concept density through the experimentation of placing different substances and objects into empty prescription pill bottles and placing them into fresh ...

TELS Inquiry Project part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
TELS Inquiry projects are online investigations designed around core topics in the science curriculum. Students manipulate computer models to gather evidence for explaining real world phenomena - in this case ...

Demonstrating Climate Change and the Water Cycle to Fifth Grade Students part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Demonstration of the greenhouse effect and its role in climate change, discussion of the phases of water and the water cycle, and a hands-on experiment to investigate the role of temperature in phase changes of ...

Urban Planning 101: Map Appreciation part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
This is a synthesis activity, providing closure to river and/or map units. Students will begin by looking at a series of maps, including 3D maps. They will brainstorm ways the natural world may interact with humans ...

Crate Lake Map Assignment part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
In earth science, map interpretation is probably the critical restriction curtailing students' ability to access and explore course concepts. Anaglyph maps are visualizations that present mapped data in a 3D ...

The Waves and Tsunamis Project part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
How is a tsunami like a wave on a string? We assemble rubber bands, paper clips and washers into strings with various mass distributions to observe the effects on wave characteristics. The project is supplemented ...