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A Sustainable Southwest Japanese Garden
Rhonda Spidell, Albuquerque Academy
A Sustainable Southwest Japanese Garden Project combines Earth Systems geoscience curriculum with designing and developing a sustainable Japanese garden. The garden uses water harvested from the roof of the ...

What are THESE rocks (and how did they form)?
Sara Harris, University of British Columbia

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Draw the outcrop
David Steer, The University of Akron
Six to eight rock unit descriptions are provided in random order. Students must synthesize the rock descriptions, processes involved and relative time principles to draw a cross section for the outcrop.

Web-o-Cycles
Eric Pyle, James Madison University
This is a classroom activity intended as an introductory exercise in a capstone experience involving complex Earth systems.

Tsunami Think-Pair-Share
Dave Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman
David Mogk, Montana State University Course: Environmental Geology 60 students Connecting course topics to real life can be very powerful. The Activity The semester immediately following the December, 2004 tsunami ...

Timeline of the Early Earth
Selby Cull
Students assemble timelines of the early evolution of Earth's atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere by examining data from Archean rocks and minerals.

Finding connections between current events and earth sciences
Annia Fayon, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Class creates a list of all current events, including topics from their countries of origin. The next task is to find the connections between the events and categorize events based on the connections. Finally, as a ...

Learning Assessment #3 - Igneous & Sedimentary Rocks (2011)
Leslie Reid, University of Calgary; Michelle Speta, University of Alberta
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of igneous and sedimentary rocks and processes.

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Activity 4.3 - Mining Salt
Joy Branlund, Southwestern Illinois College
Students will research two types of salt deposits: solar salt (e.g., facilities in Bahamas) and rock salt (e.g., Heber City, Utah). Students will be able to compare and contrast the two types of salt deposits by ...

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Using geochemical proxies to trace sediment sources
Karin Block, CUNY City College; Annika Johansson, Columbia University in the City of New York
This lecture segments can be used in a mid- to upper-level course to introduce geochemical proxies commonly applied to weathering and sedimentation.


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