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Plotting Florida River Data Using Excel
Kim Hannula, Fort Lewis College
This exercise is used to prepare students to analyze data they will collect during their group project. It familiarizes students with previously collected data, and builds skills graphing and interpreting data.

Abrupt climate change, greenhouse gases, and the bipolar see-saw
Kathleen Johnson, University of California-Irvine
In this activity, students work with paleoclimate proxy data (d18O, CH4, CO2)from the Byrd and GISP2 ice cores. Students prepare a graph of paleoclimate data and use the graph to answer several questions about the ...

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. ...

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 ...

Floodplains in the field (with GIS)
Mary Savina, Carleton College; Brian Welch
In this GIS-enhanced lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques. -

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. -

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.

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 ...

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 ...


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