Teaching Activity Collection
These activities have been developed or adapted by Carleton faculty. For many more assignments from multiple disciplines, see the SERC activity collection. These assignments are presented in a common format so that other educators can make use of them more easily. Faculty are invited to submit activities to the collection at any time.
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Izmit Earthquake part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
This lab allows students to analyze earthquake seismicity from the North Anatolian fault using a variety of methods.
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Intro to Environmental Geology Writing Assignment part of Cutting Edge:Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities with Rubrics
Students in an introductory environmental geology class research the Dust Bowl, analyze information and data and develop a written argument.
Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Elizabeth Clark and Mary Savina, Carleton College - This activity uses historical precipitation and temperature data from the NDP-041 data set to expose students to the types and applications of climatological ...
Counting Grizzly Bears: An Exercise in Historical Reasoning part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment engages students in an environmental history class in the use of quantitative data, and raises questions about the nature and meaning of that data, and how it might be utilized.
Explaining Seismic Hazard Probabilities part of Quantitative Writing:Examples
This activity asks students to explain earthquake hazard probabilities to a lay audience of citizens, government officials and others.
Where does your energy come from? Analyzing your energy bill part of ACM Pedagogic Resources:ACM/FaCE:Projects:Integrating Sustainability into the Undergraduate Curriculum:Activities
Students use utility bills to determine the cost and sources of energy in their households.
Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the evidence part of QuIRK:Curricular Materials:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of environmental hazards, based on complex quantitative data.