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Problem-Based Learning: UV Menace
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
Students work as a team to determine the causes, effects, and solutions to ozone depletion. They work out what they need to know, and split the team up to research different parts of the issue. -

Coastal Management case study
Anne Jefferson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
After being presented with lecture material on coastal processes and engineering structures, students have small group discussions of a case study on whether a terminal groin should be built on a barrier island on ...

Impact Processes at Meteor Crater
Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus; Tracy Perkins, South Mountain Community College
In this activity, students are introduced to impact processes in a study of Meteor Crater in northern Arizona. They are guided in the use of a set of relatively simple formulas from physics to estimate the energy ...

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. ...

Using GLOBE Data to Study the Earth System (College Level)
Brian Welch
College-level adaptation of an Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter that uses the GLOBE environmental data set to analyze surface measurements made by students around the world. -

Yellowstone Fires
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
This module enables students to take a problem-based learning approach to wildfires, in particular whether a "let-it-burn" policy makes sense in Yellowstone National Park. -

Snow Melt and Stream Flow in the Animas River (Advanced)
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 the contributions of water from rainfall and snowmelt over the watershed of the Animas River in southwestern Colorado. Students first compute ...

Impact Processes at Meteor Crater (Advanced)
Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus; Tracy Perkins, South Mountain Community College
This is a more mathematically advanced version of the Impact Processes activity that introduces students to impact geology in a study of Meteor Crater in northern Arizona. Students use a set of formulas from ...

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 ...

Global Phosphorus Cycle
Kirsten Menking, Vassar College
Students create and modify a STELLA model of the global phosphorus cycle to test a number of scenarios.


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