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Using Excel to plot numerical and analytical forms of the diffusion equation part of Cutting Edge:Manage Your Career:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities
This computer-based assignment forces students to compare and contrast integral and differential forms of the conservation of mass equation, as well as analytical and numerical approaches to solution. Students are ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water

Who Polluted Surface and Groundwater in This Place? part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students use water-well data and geology to determine which site caused groundwater and surface-water contamination.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Groundwater , Point Source Pollution, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Non-Point Source Pollution

Topographic Maps part of Cutting Edge:Manage Your Career:Career Development:Pursuing an Academic Career 2010:Teaching Activities
This geology lab is designed to teach students the basic skills needed to read, construct, and interpret topographic maps. The goal of this lab is to help students build direct connections between the topography ...

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Introduction to Mineral Identification part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Activities
The exercise uses an inquiry-based approached to overcome the fear of tackling mineral identification. Few instructions are given and students discover for themselves how to approach identification.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy

Introduction to the properties of clay minerals part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities
These laboratory experiments are designed to show the cation exchange capabilities of clays and how these exchanges affect physical properties.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Systematic Mineralogy:Sheet Silicates

Building Blocks part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Environmental Geology:Activities
In association with rock and mineral ID tables, this lab introduces students to basic rocks and minerals via grouping and comparison, rather than as individual samples. I use this lab in my environmental geology ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science

Weathering Experiment part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
This project has students dirty several dishes equally and design experiments to determine which analogs of geologic processes are most efficient for removing the baked-on food. Students calculate rates of ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Modeling/Physical Experiments

Greenhouse Effect Lab part of Cutting Edge:Teaching Activities
In this lab, students measure temperature changes inside soda bottles (one with CO2 added, the other with only air inside) as incandescent light is shined on them to model the Greenhouse Effect.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect

VEPP: Determining the relationship between the summit and Pu'u 'O'o on Kilauea part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Volcano Exploration Project: Pu`u `O`o:Examples
This is an exercise that is in development and will not be fully tested until Fall 2010. Please check back regularly for updates and changes. Brief three-line description of the activity or assignment and its ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Volcanoes, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology

When Does Aquifer Heterogeneity Matter? Predicting the Influence of Alternative Conceptual Models on Contaminant Plume Migration part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Activities
In this classroom activity, students are given two alternative conceptualizations of aquifer/aquitard distributions in a glacial aquifer system and asked to predict differences in the migration of contaminant ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Groundwater flow, Groundwater modeling, Water and society, policy, and management, Aquifer properties, Contaminant hydrology

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