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Consequences of Modern Energy Use: A Remote Sensing analysis of the gulf oil spill using ArcGIS software.
Jared Beeton, Adams State College
Students download satellite imagery and conduct a remote sensing analysis of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using ArcGIS software.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Organic Chemicals, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels

When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine (College Level)
Brian Welch, Saint Olaf College
College-level adaptation of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter. Students explore the critical role phytoplankton play in the marine food web. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Geography:Geospatial, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Geoscience:Oceanography

Water Quality-Total Dissolved Solids
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Students use a microcomputer connected to a conductivity probe to measure the total dissolved solids in local area water samples. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry

The Boxing Day Tsunami
Glenn Richard, SUNY at Stony Brook
Undergraduate students map data from the National Geophysical Data Center and the United States Geological Survey on Google Earth and study visualizations in order to explore the causes and effects of the Tsunami ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Marine Hazards, Physical , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine
Denise Blaha; Amy Holt Cline, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
DATA: Ocean Buoy Data, MODIS Images TOOLS: GoMOOS Online Graphing Tool SUMMARY: Learn about conditions that influence the spring phytoplankton bloom. Use an online graphing tool to predict the date of the bloom.

Resource Type: Activities: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Datasets with Tools, Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Geography:Geospatial, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column

What is the fate of CO2 produced by fossil fuel combustion?
Paul Quay
A box model is used to simulate the build up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the industrial era and predict the future increase in atmospheric CO2 levels during the next century.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Atmospheric gases, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Global change modeling, Biology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks

Climate Change and Atlantic Hurricanes: A GIS Inquiry
Chris Van de Ven, Albion College
Students make hypotheses about how hurricane numbers, locations, or intensities have been changing, and then use hurricane tracks, wind speed, barometric pressure, and dates to test their hypotheses.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Activities, :Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change

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.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
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.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
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. ...

Resource Type: Activities: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Activities:Video Assignment, Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
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


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