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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 ...
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 % ...
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.
Usefulness of Google Earth/Wikimapia as risk predictor and damage/ resilience assessment tools
Charlene Sharpe, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Google Earth/Wikimapia tools for risk prediction, damage and resilience assessment.
Calculating surface temperature using Landsat thermal imagery
Abduwasit Ghulam, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Center for Environmental Sciences, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63103 Summary In this lab, students are walked through a hands-on exercise ...
Tsunami and the Depth of the Ocean
Martin Farley, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
An inquiry approach to using the celerity (=velocity) of a tsunami to measure the depth of the ocean along its path. Tsunami are shallow-water waves, because their wavelengths are so long relative to ocean depth. ...
Hurricane Katrina Flooding Activity
Marianne Caldwell, Hillsborough Community College
Students will use links from the NOAA and NASA website to learn about the meteorological characteristics and history of Hurricane Katrina and visualize the effects of the flooding by the hurricane on New Orleans.
Use of GNOME to model oil spills
Tim Walsh, Wayland Baptist University
Tim Walsh, Wayland Baptist University Summary Using GNOME software (freely available from NOAA) students model various oil spill scenarios in the Galveston Bay area. Students adjust a variety of parameters ...