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Article Review part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Lisa Harrington, Kansas State University
Students are given a choice of sources from which to choose an article relevant to the course (Sustainability Science) for review, including connection to other course content. Integration of article content with other course materials is an important component.

Sustainability Buffet -- What's in a Definition? part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Laura Webb, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
This is an introductory activity to generate student discussion and provoke thought on the definition of sustainability.

Financial Incentives of Open Access Resource Overuse part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Chris McIntosh, University of Minnesota-Duluth
In this activiy when property rights are absent participants have financial incentive to take what they can get immediatly as opposed to waiting until the resource is more valuable. Adding strong property rights provides the proper finanacial incentives for students to wait to extract the resource when it is most valuable.

Using concept mapping to experientially introduce systems thinking part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Meghann Jarchow, University of South Dakota
This activity uses concept mapping as a tool for students to experience the complexity that is inherent in many sustainability-related issues.

The Cube Exercise and the Methods of Science part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
Barbara Bekken, Virginia Tech
A new approach to using an exercise from the National Academy of Science publication "Teaching about Evolution and the Nature of Science" to support students in developing a deeper understanding of descriptive methods, experimental methods, and methodological assumptions.

The "What is Science?" Box part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
Jennifer Anderson, Winona State University
A group of 3-4 students are presented with a box that has writing on the five visible sides and asked to determine what is on the bottom of the box. In solving this problem, students are using the same techniques that scientists use to learn about nature.

Seminar on Sustainability in Europe: What are the Limits of Possibility? part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Mary Ann Cunningham, Vassar College
This field trip presents a model of an experiential exploration of sustainability systems and the limits of possible transfer of ideas from Europe to the US. In addition to experiential learning, our aim was to have in-depth, ongoing conversations in which to examine our assumptions and observations.

Game Assignment for Environmental Economics part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Nelson Altamirano, National University
Game Assigment for Environmental Economics and Sustainability

Exploring the nature of geoscience using cartoon cards part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
Anne Egger, Central Washington University
In this activity, students work in groups to put a set of cartoon cards in order, much in the way that we might assemble a geologic history. The primary goal of the activity is to explore the nature of science in general and the nature of geoscience or historical science specifically, without requiring any content knowledge.

Introduction to the methods of geoscience part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
Anne Egger, Central Washington University
In this activity, students are introduced to the methods of inquiry in the Earth sciences and how they differ from what is classically taught in school science.



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