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Natural Hazards on the Island of Hawaii
Andrew Greene, Hawaii Pacific University
In this jigsaw activity, students discover four different aspects of natural hazards on the Island of Hawaii. The goal for students is to design a hazard zone map that combines these four topics and that could be ...

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

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

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:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography

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:Physical , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography

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

Question of the Day: ANWR Drilling Policy
Question of the Day developed by William Prothero, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Students analyze the interplay between science and politics on the issue of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Efficiency and Energy Conservation, Fossil Fuels, Geoscience:Geology:Economic Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Petroleum/Coal Geology

Integration of Service Learning in Online Geoscience Courses
Jennifer Nelson, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Students in our online, introductory geoscience courses are given the opportunity to participate in an environmental service learning project, led by the Center for Earth and Environmental Science (cees.iupui.edu), ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project:Service Learning
Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Sustainability

Extra credit beach cleanup: Service Learning in action
Al Trujillo, Palomar College
For this extra credit beach cleanup, students help clean local beaches for 3 hours as part of an organized beach cleanup event. This is also a Service Learning activity.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project:Service Learning
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Sustainability


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