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Article Review
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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Activities, :Writing Assignment
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology

Identifying Plate Tectonic Boundaries for a Virtual Ocean Basin
Steve Reynolds, Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix
Students observe an ocean basin and two continental margins to identify possible plate boundaries and predict where earthquakes and volcanoes would occur. They also draw the boundaries in cross section.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Tectonics, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics

Tsunami assignment
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.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment
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

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

Calculation of the Magnitude of Lunar and Solar Tidal Forces on the Earth
Randal Mandock, Clark Atlanta University; Randal Mandock, Clark Atlanta University
Project in which students calculate the magnitude of lunar and solar tidal forces on the earth. They calculate the solar tidal effect relative to the lunar tidal effect and the relative solar tidal effect for spring-tide conditions.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project
Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology, Oceanography

Sea Floor Spreading I
Activity and Starting Point page by R.M. MacKay. Clark College, Physics and Meteorology.
In this introductory Excel tutorial (Activity I) students use Excel to explore the geodynamics model equation for ocean depth around a sea-floor spreading center. For students with no prior Excel experience. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Oceanography

Gulf Anoxia Course Project
Sadredin Moosavi, Tulane University of Louisiana
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.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Project, Writing Assignment, Lab Activity
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Oceanography, Hydrology

Question of the Day: Regeneration of Fish
The two figures shown above are from the The Fishing Game (more info) game. They show the number of new fish per year that are added to the fish "stock," depending on the maximum number of fish that the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Biology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources:Fisheries

Question of the Day: Ocean Waves #1
Sketch a simple diagram of an ocean wave and label its crest, trough, and wavelength. You are in a boat and you have a stop watch. How do you measure the period of the ocean waves passing beneath you? What ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical

ConcepTest: Ocean Currents
Ocean currents at G are flowing in what direction? a. to the west b. to the east c. to the north d. to the south

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

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