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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

JiTT - The Future of Global Climate
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine (for the Council on Undergraduate Research)
1) According to NASA, why is Earth's climate warming? 2) Is the Geritol solution the solution to global warming? Explain what the "Geritol solution" is, and then state your opinion as to why you ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Just in Time Teaching
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Physical , Geoscience:Geology

ConcepTest: Ocean Conveyer Belt Speed 1
Adding more salt to the North Atlantic Ocean would cause the global ocean conveyer belt to a. slow down b. speed up c. undergo no change

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

ConcepTest: Ocean Conveyer Belt Speed 2
Adding more freshwater to the North Atlantic Ocean would cause the global ocean conveyer belt to a. slow down b. speed up c. undergo no change

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

Oceans Socratic Questioning
Dorothy Merritts
Oceans Socratic questions and answers. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Socratic Questioning
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Biological, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics

Human Impacts on Sharks: Developing an Essay Through Peer-Review on a Discussion Board
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine (for the Council on Undergraduate Research)
Through a discussion board, students comment and respond to paper topics on the human impacts on sharks. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Assessments:Peer Assessment
Subject: Biology:Ecology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology

Tsunami Travel Time Approximation
Eric Grosfils, Pomona College
Eric Grosfils, Pomona College Summary Students are asked to calculate approximate tsunami travel times across the Pacific basin. The assignment builds off of a lab introducing students to Spatial Analyst, and ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards

Semester Lab Research in Marine Geology
Patricia Manley, Middlebury College Summary Students cooperatively conduct original research in Marine Geology utilizing marine practices on Lake Champlain, NY - Vermont. The lab section of the course is used to ...

Resource Type: Activities: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity:Research experiences for students, Activities:Field Activity
Subject: Geoscience, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Oceanography

Analyzing beach sands with a SEM/EDS
Rachel Beane, Bowdoin College, rbeane@bowdoin.edu
Students pose a question that can be answered using the SEM and sand they have previously collected from beach profiles.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis

Article Review
Karen Bridges, Mt. San Antonio College
During the semester, students must complete two article reviews. They are required to summarize and critically evaluate a recent article pertaining to a topic in Earth Science. Articles may be chosen by the student ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Activities, :Writing Assignment
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology


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