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Using eJournal writing assignments to assess learning and classroom community
Ed Laine, Bowdoin College
About every two weeks I ask each student in my introductory course to write brief responses to questions I pose to them. They write these in an e-Journal, a part of the blog function of BlackBoard. My laboratory ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Writing Assignment, Assessments
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography

Applications of Vector Operators for Surface Atmospheric/Oceanic Processes
David Smith, United States Naval Academy
This lab exercise provides students with activities utilizing vector operations within the context of the atmospheric and oceanic environments.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air pressure, Winds, Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical

ConcepTest: Ocean Salinity #2
How would salinity of the oceans vary if the oceans were twice as deep as present and held approximately twice as much water? a. Salinity would be less than present b. Salinity would be greater than present c. ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical

ConcepTest: Ocean Salinity #3
Predict what would happen to the salinity of the world's oceans if the Indian Ocean was blocked off and all of its water evaporated. a. World's oceans would become more salty b. World's oceans would ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical

ConcepTest: World Oceans #2
Examine the map of the world's oceans and use it to answer the following question. Which of the locations would yield the lowest salinity values? a. B b. D c. C d. F

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical

ConcepTest: Ocean Salinity #1
How would the salinity of the oceans vary if the continents and oceans each covered 50% of Earth's surface and precipitation and evaporation were similar to present? a. salinity would be lower than today b. ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical

Coral Bleaching: Making Our Oceans Whiter
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
This lesson plan deals with coral reefs and the recent crisis of coral bleaching. It suggests that students engage in a role-playing debate about modifying human activity to protect reefs. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Project, Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Exploring Seafloor Topography
Sandra Swenson
DATA: Digital Elevation Model Data. TOOL: GeoMapApp. SUMMARY: Explore a timeline about how we have learned about the oceans. Construct a profile across the Atlantic Ocean and create 3-D visualizations of the seafloor.

Resource Type: Activities: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Classroom Activity, Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Audio/Visual:Maps
Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Oceanography:Physical , Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geography:Geospatial

Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk CT - Field Trip Assignment
Eryn Klosko, SUNY Westchester Community College
Self-guided field trip assignment to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk CT

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

Slinky and Waves
This physical model presented by Jeffrey S. Barker, Associate Professor of Geophysics, Pennsylvania State University. Starting Point page organized by R.M. MacKay.
Use a Slinky to show:P and S waves, Wave reflection, and Standing waves in interactive lecture demonstration. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Demonstration
Subject: Physics:Oscillations & Waves:Wave Motion, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Rheology/Behavior of Materials


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