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Geomorphology in the news
Nicole Gasparini, Tulane University of Louisiana
The activity requires students to present a current news story that has a geomorphic component. The students must relate course material to current events and society.

Humans as Geomorphic Agents
Catherine Riihimaki, Princeton University
An introduction to order-of-magnitude calculations and reading quantitative journal articles.

Phenylketonuira
Scott Cooper, UW-La Crosse
In this activity, students are assigned different alleles of the gene for phenylalanine hydroxylase to research using OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man). They are then asked to both explain and illustrate how this mutation may cause the disease phenylketonuria (PKU).

Monohybrid Fruit Fly Crosses: A Simulation
Jeff Bell
This assignment uses a computer simulation of fruit fly genetics to have students design and interpret monohybrid crosses of a trait with simple dominant and recessive alleles. Detailed instructions with animated examples, background material, a sample report and a rubric are included.

Devonian Transformation
Kathryn Hoppe, Green River Community College
Students use the web to examine the biologic, geologic, atmospheric, and climatologically changes that occur with the evolution of land plants. This write up is a summary of web-based readings which the students ...

Drainage Basins Field Lab
Jeff Marshall, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
This field activity and follow-up assignment explores the geomorphology of drainage basins in an active tectonic setting. It introduces basic concepts of drainage basin structure and landscape analysis using ...

Field Observations of Weathering and Mass Wasting
Lisa Davis, University of Alabama, The
Students are asked to identify and document, using photographs and sketches, weathering processes and mass wasting in their local area and to explain their observations in a written technical report using their ...

Landform Interpretation: Table Mountain
Gene Pearson, University of the Pacific
Using topographic maps, geological maps,aerial photos,and Google Earth, groups of students develop hypotheses about a Miocene [9 Ma]river channel [Table Mountain] and post-flow processes that have resulted in the ...

Shoreline Geomorphology Lab
Briget Doyle, College of Charleston
Students will observe shoreline processes, sketch and describe beach and barrier island profiles, and investigate the impact of development and shoreline control structures on beaches.

Stream Terraces
Donald Rodbell, Union College (Lincoln, NE)
Field work is surveying terraces along the Mohawk River and two of its tributary streams in eastern NY State. Lab write up requires students to present data graphically and to propose an hypothesis that explains ...


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