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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

Viscosity experiments: physical controls and implications for volcanic hazards part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
This activity is a laboratory-style exercise that involves investigating the physical controls on viscosity by pouring different syrup mixtures down an inclined plane and using Jeffreys equation to calculate ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology

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

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

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:Contaminant hydrology, Groundwater modeling, Water and society, policy, and management, Aquifer properties, Groundwater flow

When Pond Scum Ruled the Earth - The Proterozoic Fossil Record part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Paleontology:Activities
In this specimen-based activity, students examine microfossils and stromatolites and build an understanding of the Proterozoic paleontological record.

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Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology:Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction

Wooster Case Study - Capture Curve Analysis part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Activities
This Excel based exercise has students calculate the shape of the capture zone of a contaminant recovery well. Students perform a sensitivity analysis by varying aquifer and pumping parameters to observe the impact ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Well hydraulics, Contaminant hydrology, Water supply/water resource evaluation, Aquifer properties

Watershed Analysis of Stream Morphology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Activities
This activty provides students with an opportunity to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze stream morphology of a watershed.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial

What is a paleontological species? part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Paleontology:Activities
In this specimen-based activity, students study ischyromyid rodent molar cusp morphology and develop their understanding of the morphological species concept as applied in paleontology.

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Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology:Taxon-Specific Items , Systematics and Phylogenetic Reconstruction

Sand Analysis Lab Activity part of Cutting Edge:Environmental Geology:Activities
An in-class introductory level activity for science and non-science majors that explores the properties of sand in order to identify depositional environments.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Environmental Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Sediment Transport and Deposition, Environmental Science