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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

Wind Surge: Interactive On-line Mac and PC
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Wind surge is a JAVA based applet for exploring how water level on the windward and leeward side of a basin depends on wind speed, basin length, water depth, and boundary type. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Winds, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical

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

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: World Oceans #3
Examine the map of the world's oceans and use it to answer the following question. Which of the locations would yield the highest ocean temperatures? a. C b. F c. G d. E

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

ConcepTest: World Oceans #5
Examine the map of the world's oceans and use it to answer the following question. Ocean surface currents at B are flowing in what direction? a. to the northeast b. to the southwest c. to the southeast

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

ConcepTest: Effect of Ice Sheet on Sea Level
During the last ice age there was a large ice sheet over much of Canada and the northern U.S. What was the effect on global sea levels? a. Sea level was higher b. Sea level was lower c. Sea level was the same as ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology


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