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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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Using the Autocorrelation Function in NIH-Image to Determine Shape-Preferred Orientations part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Activities
Students learn how to use the autocorrelation function in NIH-Image to quantify shape-preferred orientations. Students develop understanding of what the autocorrelation function does by using synthetic images and ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Structural Visualizations

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.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Evolution of climate and atmosphere, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Dust and Particulates, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Dust and Particulates, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records

Geothermal Gradients part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples
In this problem set the students use two different equations to calculate a conductive geothermal gradient using a spreadsheet program like Excel. Once they have the geothermal gradient plotted, they are asked to ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, PTt Relationships

Fossils in Context: creating your own fossiliferous 'limestone' part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
Our museum collection is full of loose, individual, beautiful fossils of marine invertebrates. I try to get students to understand that most fossils they might actually find in the field are locked in rock, and ...

Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology:Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction , Paleoecology

Peer Review of Multimedia Web Sites Authored by Student Teams part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This activity is a peer-review exercise where students, as individuals, write templated reviews of draft web sites authored by student teams. The web sites are created over an entire term and relate to a topic ...

Hands-on Activities for understanding Ammonite Sutures part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
This lab/project/topic starts with a hands-on activity that can be accomplished in one to two hours, depending on how you do it. It is designed to make students demonstrate they know (really) what sutures are in ...

Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology:Evolution

The Changing Geographic Distribution of Malaria with Global Climate Warming part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
In this exercise, students analyze climate data to find areas in the southern United States that are now close to having conditions in which the malaria parasite and its mosquito hosts thrive and then attempt to forecast when areas might become climatically suitable.

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology

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 ...

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Meteorology:Measurements

Geologic Mapping I part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Students complete a geologic map of a small area. -

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations

Petrology in the Gravel Pit part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Gravel pits exposing glacial deposits provide a wonderful variety of gravel to boulder sized igneous and metamorphic rocks, helpful to instructors in hard-rock-challenged regions. -

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy