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Contour Basics: JAVA Mac/PC
Steve Ackerman and Tom Whittaker, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center. Starting Point page organized by R.M. MacKay.
A great on-line resource for introducing students to contour plots.

Resource Type: Activities: Audio/Visual:Maps, Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Subject: Geography:Physical, Geoscience:Geology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science

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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Project, Writing Assignment
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Meteorology

Ocean Gyre Circulation and Patterns of Global Primary Productivity
Megan Jones, North Hennepin Community College
This teaching activity provides a visual framework for understanding the relationship/connection between ocean gyre circulation and primary productivity. Students demonstrate their own understanding of surface ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Biological, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Oceanography

Comparison of Two Hurricanes
David Kobilka, Central Lakes College-Brainerd
In this activity students synthesize ideas from lecture, reading, and viewing two PBS NOVA videos on hurricanes.

Resource Type: Activities: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Activities
Subject: Geoscience, Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards

Diversity of Marine Life
David Kobilka, Central Lakes College-Brainerd
In this project, students perform library research on an assigned marine animal, create a formatted poster of their topic, and share with their classmates what they've learned in a poster session, conducted ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Biological

Sound and light in the ocean
Lauren Sahl, Maine Maritime Academy
In this activity students read graphs, make calculations, and interpret both to see how sound is a more effective tool than light when we want to "see" in the ocean.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Lab Activity, Problem Set
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Biological, Physical

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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Writing Assignment, Assessments
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography

ConcepTest: Ocean Salinity #2
How would salinity of the oceans vary if the oceans were twice as deep as present and held approximately twice as much water? a. Salinity would be less than present b. Salinity would be greater than present c. ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical

ConcepTest: Ocean Salinity #1
How would the salinity of the oceans vary if the continents and oceans each covered 50% of Earth's surface and precipitation and evaporation were similar to present? a. salinity would be lower than today b. ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical

ConcepTest: Ocean Salinity #3
Predict what would happen to the salinity of the world's oceans if the Indian Ocean was blocked off and all of its water evaporated. a. World's oceans would become more salty b. World's oceans would ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical


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