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Geological Oceanography One-Page Papers
Laura Wetzel, Eckerd College
Each student in the Geological Oceanography class writes a series of one-page papers for topics throughout the semester, presents one topic as a 3 to 5 minute oral presentation, and revises all papers as a ...
Writing A Book Synopsis for Oceanography
Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Students read popular science books and write a synopsis of the book, linking the topic(s) covered in the book with those covered in class. This activity is designed for a large geoscience lecture course to aid ...
Exploring oil spills
Kevin Theissen, University of St. Thomas (MN)
This activity combines a hands-on demonstration and a follow-up homework assignment designed for students to investigate oil spill clean-up.
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Chemical, Physical
Is that true?
Steven Hovan, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
Ask students to research the "truth" behind statements from recent news articles and provide their opinion about what is "true". These assignments can be done as often as the instructor feels ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Meteorology
Using eJournal writing assignments to assess learning and classroom community
Ed Laine, Bowdoin College
About every two weeks I ask each student in my introductory course to write brief responses to questions I pose to them. They write these in an e-Journal, a part of the blog function of BlackBoard. My laboratory ...
Karen Bridges, Mt. San Antonio College
During the semester, students must complete two article reviews. They are required to summarize and critically evaluate a recent article pertaining to a topic in Earth Science. Articles may be chosen by the student ...
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology
Human Impacts on Sharks: Developing an Essay Through Peer-Review on a Discussion Board
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
Through a discussion board, students comment and respond to paper topics on the human impacts on sharks. -
Subject: Biology:Ecology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology
Klaus Neumann, Ball State University
Students read reports about potential sources for tsunamis on the US east coast and compare them with previously discussed dangers for the west cost.
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami
Gulf Anoxia Course Project
Sadredin Moosavi, Rochester Community Technical College
In this activity students work in groups to investigate the problem of Gulf of Mexico hypoxia before developing mitigation strategies based on local contriubtions to the problem. The students present their ideas in a public meeting debate format from which a solution must be selected by the entire class.
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Oceanography, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Tropical Cyclones and Global Change
Jenni Evans, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
This is a full semester project focusing on tropical cyclones and climate change for my undergraduate tropical meteorology class. It consists of five parts, outlined below.
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation