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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

Exploring Ocean Resources in Our Everyday Lives
Janelle Sikorski, Miami University-Oxford
Students are asked to keep a food diary for 24 hours and then asked to analyze the products they consumed in terms of the ocean resources needed to make and deliver that product. This assignment was designed to ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Writing Assignment, Project
Subject: Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Marine Resources

The 2004 Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami
Steve Kluge
In this multi-part activity, students study seismograms from different seismic stations recording the Sumatra earthquake of December 26th, 2004 and then determine the epicenter of the quake and track the tsunami it ...

Resource Type: Activities: Audio/Visual:Maps, Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

Sea Ice Extension for the Earth as a System Learning Activity
Gary Randolph, GLOBE
The purpose is to identify global patterns and connections in environmental data contained in the GLOBE Earth Systems Poster; to connect observations made within the Earth Systems Poster to data and information at ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Snowpack and Snow Melt, Geoscience:Hydrology, Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Marine Resources, Environmental Science, :Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance

Exploring the Link between Hurricanes and Climate using GCM Results
Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado
This activity requires students to examine global climate model output available online and consider the potential impact of global warming on tropical cyclone initiation and evolution. As a follow-up, students ...

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

Is There a Trend in Hurricane Number or Intensity?
Todd Ellis, SUNY College at Oneonta
This lab guides students through an examination of the hurricane record to determine if there is a trend in hurricane intensity over the past 40 years and introduces some issues related to statistics and ...

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Project, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Coastal Erosion Online Discussion
Sheila Roberts, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
This assignment is designed to get students to see the application of geology to a local problem, coastal erosion along the Lake Erie shoreline. I think the strength of this assignment is that many of the students ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources

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, Classroom Activity, Activities
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 , Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change

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: Activities
Subject: Geoscience, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology

Case Study: Coastal Stabilization Structures
Al Trujillo, Palomar College
This ocean activity is used to help students analyze different solutions to a real-world case study of the problem of using various coastal stabilization structures. It is intended to be used as a small group ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Policy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Policy, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone


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