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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.
Subject: Geoscience, :Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards
Semester Lab Research in Marine Geology
Patricia Manley, Middlebury College Summary Students cooperatively conduct original research in Marine Geology utilizing marine practices on Lake Champlain, NY - Vermont. The lab section of the course is used to ...
Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience, :Oceanography
Using the pH Scale and Carbonic Acid Formation to Understand the Effect of Ocean Acidification on Organisms with Calcium Carbonate Shells.
Richard Rueb, Clackamas Community College
In this lab activity students use the pH scale and the reaction of carbon dioxide with water to understand ocean acidification and make predictions regarding the effect of ocean acidification on marine organisms by experimentally determining the effect of pH of calcite dissolution.
Subject: Geoscience, :Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science, :Ecosystems, Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources
Assessing Local Sea Level Rise
Ken Tabbutt, The Evergreen State College
Students will read primary scientific literature, work collaboratively, think critically, and utilize GIS as a tool to visualize and quantify spatial and temporal changes in hydrological systems.
Subject: Geoscience, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Oceanography
Marine Debris: Fishing for Microplastics in Your Home
Julie Masura, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Students engage with the issue of plastics found in the ocean environment, by exploring products in their homes which contain plastics; they also learn how to calculate the concentration of plastics found in a chosen personal care product.
Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Ecosystems
Sally Salivates Seashells by the Seashore- Ocean Acidification and the Effect on Sea Shells
Rus Higley, Highline Community College, and Vanessa Hunt, Central Washington University
In this lesson we review "Acids and Bases" taught in a previous lesson and, through a scientific method, will look at the impact of an acid on different types of shells. Students will reinforce previous learning of scientific principles including acids/basis and will develop a real experiment using the scientific method.
Subject: Mathematics, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science
Teaching Geoscience with Video Snips
Scott Brande, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Video snips are short video segments of live footage of geologic processes (settling sand, cleaving minerals, or landslides) used to engage students, foster discussion, and stimulate higher order thinking skills. ...
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Sedimentary Geology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Historical Geology, Geophysics, Geomorphology, Economic Geology, Geoscience:Paleontology, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Hydrology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Geology:Tectonics
How Biodiverse is Lake Superior? An exercise in proportions.
Students use critical thinking and algebra to measure and evaluate the biodiversity in Lake Superior.
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Environmental Science, Mathematics
Salt Marshes: estimation techniques using basic algebra and geometry
Yelena Meadows; Sharareh Nikbakht
The activity allows for learning about salt marshes ecosystem and practicing of basic math in estimations.
Subject: Biology, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Mathematics
Grocery Store Survey of Aquaculture Products
Susan Richardson, Florida Atlantic University
Students work in pairs to survey seafood items sold in local grocery stores or fish markets, recording whether items are farm-raised or wild caught, fresh, frozen or preserved, as well as country of origin. ...
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Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability, Environmental Science, :Oceans and Coastal Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources