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Question of the Day: Efficiency of Food Production
The figure below shows a simple food chain for land production. How much solar energy does a vegetarian utilize when eating 1,000 calories of plant material? Use the information from the figure to calculate this. ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Education

Global Warming and Changing Sea Level
Heather Kokorowski, Mt. San Antonio College
In the first part of this activity, students think about their personal carbon emissions and driving habits. They reflect on what might be done to reduce our carbon emissions, as individuals and as a society as a ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity, Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Sea Level Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Using Google Earth to measure seacliff erosion rates
Alfred Hochstaedter, Monterey Peninsula College
This lab uses Google Earth to measure the rate of seacliff retreat. It touches upon coastal processes, natural hazards, and coastal management issues. The central focus of the lab is in the Monterey Bay area.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Physical

2011 Tsunami Propagation
Julie Martin, Hartnell College
This activity uses data collected from DART (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis) stations in the Pacific following the 2011 tsunami generated off the coast of Japan. Students are required to map the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography

Tsunami and the Depth of the Ocean
Martin Farley, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
An inquiry approach to using the celerity (=velocity) of a tsunami to measure the depth of the ocean along its path. Tsunami are shallow-water waves, because their wavelengths are so long relative to ocean depth. ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Marine Hazards

Oceans and Climate Debate
Branwen Williams, Claremont McKenna College
This activity orally tests students understanding of the links between ocean processes and global climate change. It is set up as a debate with students serving as the science experts and volunteer faculty serving ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Greenhouse effect, Anthropogenic causes, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Anthropogenic causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Greenhouse effect, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Global energy balance

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

Question of the Day: ANWR Drilling Policy
ANWR Drilling Policy Debate (Acrobat (PDF) 118kB Jun16 04) Activity Sheet and Reading The author's calculations yield the following: An average US car mileage increase of five miles per gallon would reduce oil ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, , Environmental Science:Energy:Efficiency and Energy Conservation

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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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Activities, :Project
Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability, Environmental Science, :Oceans and Coastal Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources

Modeling the carbon cycle of the anthropocene
Heather Stoll
Students use an Excel sheet to complete forward and inverse models of changes in carbon distribution between atmosphere, ocean and the biosphere from 1751 to the present and several centuries into the future. The model is given as a mostly complete package, into which students input emissions data in various sensitivity tests.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change


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