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Whose Fault Is It Anyway? part of Examples
This game has students simulate the propagation of P and S waves after an earthquake and to use the lag between these to determine where in the simulation the earthquake occurred.
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Wheel of... Geology! part of Examples
This quiz game is intended to help students review for an upcoming exam. Topics of questions are randomly determined by spinning a wheel. Teams answer questions using electronic CPS handhelds.
An Interactive Game Approach to Learning in Historical Geology and Paleontology part of Examples
The instructor uses a series of games to help students identify and answer questions about fossils. The game grows more complex over time as the instructors add rules and phyla to identify.
GPS Treasure Hunt part of Examples
Students are divided into teams, each of which is given a list of instructions and a GPS unit, and sent to find certain locations. At each stop, they identify a particular building stone or a plant.
Rock/Mineral Scavenger Hunt part of Examples
Take students into the field and give each team a list of rocks or mineral types you want found and brought back within the time limit.
Virtual Oil Well Game part of Examples
This strategy game has players prospect for oil using seismic profiles on limited budgets.
Allosaur Survival Game part of Examples
In this online computer game, players must figure out how to keep an Allosaurus from starving or being eaten until it grows to adulthood.
Welcome to Planet Oit! part of Examples
This is an online adventure game in which players prospect for minerals on a virtual geologically realistic world.
Correlation Guessing Game part of Examples
In this game activity, students match correlation values with plots generated by the applet. Competition in this game setting encourages students to become more involved in the classroom and attainment of learning objectives.
Energy Balance Game part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
This online game activity introduces students to Earth's radiative energy balance. It also explores the use of a simple climate model in the attribution of climate change.