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Evaluating natural hazards data to assess the risk to your California home
Corrie Neighbors, University of California-Riverside
Students use a series of maps and natural hazard data to evaluate the risk to a building structure of their choice in the state of California. For each hazard, students rate the potential risk in two dimensions: (1) Probability - probability that a hazardous event "may" occur, and (2) Severity of Impact - the size of the impact in terms of cost and impact on human health.
The geomorphology of home
Michael Loso, Alaska Pacific University
In this lab, students read and interpret 1) peer-reviewed literature, 2) LIDAR-derived hillshade maps, and 3) the landscape itself to better understand the geomorphology of their local urban/suburban environment ...
Layers of the Earth
Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus; Tracy Perkins, South Mountain Community College
Students use graphs of seismic wave travel times, and value for the diameter of Earth obtained in the Size of the Earth activity, to investigate the internal structure of the Earth and determine that it is layered. ...
VEPP: A guided inquiry - Three months in the life of a volcano
Jennifer Thomson, Eastern Washington University
This is an exercise that is in development and has not yet been fully tested in the classroom. Please check back regularly for updates and changes. This guided inquiry will investigate the three month phase of ...
VEPP: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - A Restless Paradise
Judy McIlrath, University of South Florida; Judy McIlrath McIlrth, University of South Florida
This is an exercise that is in development and has not yet been fully tested in the classroom. Please check back regularly for updates and changes. This activity is encompassed in a PowerPoint module (PowerPoint ...
Introduction to GIS
Tim Walsh, Wayland Baptist University
Tim Walsh, Wayland Baptist University Summary After meeting in a large conference room for introductory comments student then move to another classroom. Students are directed to map, catalog and give spatial ...
Detecting submarine springs in Florida's coastal zone using thermal remote sensing data
Abduwasit Ghulam, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Center for Environmental Sciences, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63103 Summary This lab is the continuation of the lab manual - calculating ...
Ground Shaking and Damage at Your House
Carla Whittington, Highline Community College
In this activity, students use a seismic hazard map from the USGS to estimate the ground shaking hazard in their community. The map shows a 10% probability of ground accelerations reaching or exceeding a certain % ...
Unit 1: Hazard and Risk
Lisa Gilbert, Williams College; Josh Galster, Montclair State University; Joan Ramage, Lehigh University
Identifying the differences between hazards and risks is key to understanding how we react, mitigate, and live with natural disasters. This unit will begin with a discussion on identifying the differences between ...
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Introducing students to a critical realist approach to environmental justice in the U.S.
Anna Versluis, Gustavus Adolphus College
This activity describes how students in a combined geography and environmental studies undergraduate course are introduced to the concept of environmental justice from a critical realist perspective. Students use the E.P.A.'s environmental justice mapping tool, EJView, and a number of scholarly texts to propose their own research on a U.S. environmental justice case study.