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Stream Flow in the Animas River
Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus; Tracy Perkins, South Mountain Community College
This activity consists of a set of problems in which students explore a simplified method for predicting streamflow in the Animas River in southwestern Colorado. Students first compute the area of the watershed ...
Destruction of the Rainforest and Atmospheric Oxygen
Bill Slattery, Wright State University-Main Campus
Pre-service Midle School teachers devised an experiment to test an assertion that destruction of the Brazilian Rainforest would lead to a serious drop in atmospheric oxygen. The experiment proved to be a failure, but opened other avenues of science learning and had a positive impact on their confidence in teaching inquiry-based science.
Federica Raia, The City College of New York
Based on my research on how best to enhance students' understanding of complex systems, I utilize various activities to support pattern recognition, a fundamental skill to understanding complex systems ...
Genomics of microbial communities in Thermopolis Hot Springs
Suki Smaglik, Central Wyoming College
The hot springs (52°C) in Thermopolis, WY contain abundant microbial mats, including mineral-rich filamentous bacteria. While cooler than nearby Yellowstone, Thermopolis contains a number or rare or unique ...
Calibrate Peer ReviewTM: Petroleum Geology of the Persian Gulf Region
Elizabeth Heise, University of Texas at Brownsville, The
Students explore the origin and distribution of oil and gas in a region of global significance, the Middle East, including the geologic history and the socio-political and environmental issues associated with ...
Active Learning and Lasting Impacts: Reflective Writing in a Field-Based Geobotany Course for Teachers
Amy Ellwein, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
In this upper-division, week-long, residential field geobotany course for K-12 in-service and pre-service teachers, participants make observations and interpretations in both the field and lab every day. At the end of each day, participants write about their experiences, self-confidence, and perceived competence as an amateur scientist during a reflective writing exercise, for which instructors provide feedback each evening.
Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
Stephen Boss, University of Arkansas Main Campus
Stephen K. Boss University of Arkansas - Hands-on, inquiry-based activities utilizing Internet data resources and state-of-the-art computer animation programs available on desk-top/laptop computers. Animations are ...
The lab activity described here was adapted by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Use the button at the right to navigate to the student activity pages for this lab. To open the student pages in a new ...
Discovering Local Data
The lab activity described here was adapted from the Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter Using GLOBE Data to Study the Earth System for the EarthLabs project. Use the button at the right to navigate to the student ...
Lab 2: Earth's Frozen Oceans
The lab activity described here was developed by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives In Part A, students will learn about how sea ice forms and influences ocean currents ...