Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Earth's Heat Budget part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Hands-on laboratory activity that allows students to investigate the effects of distance and angle on the input of solar radiation at the Earth's surface; the role played by albedo; and the heat capacity of land and water.
Clam Dissection part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
Dissecting a living clam to see how soft parts and life mode can be reconstructed from the preserved shells. Note: clams are purchased at a local market.
Osteology of Dinosaurs at The Field Museum part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
This activity explores vertebrate paleontology/paleobiology of the Mesozoic. It focuses on dinosaur osteology using skeletons and models at The Field Museum in Chicago. Students will compare the morphology of several types of bones between a variety of ornithischian and saurischian dinosaurs.
Earth System History part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Upper level (advanced undergraduates, graduate students) course on the history of the Earth system. Includes methods in stratigraphy, paleogeography, and geochronology. Lectures and seminar discussions of the primary literature.