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Human Impacts on Sharks: Developing an Essay Through Peer-Review on a Discussion Board part of Examples
Through a discussion board, students comment and respond to paper topics on the human impacts on sharks.

Subject: Biology:Ecology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology

Viewpoint on Causes of Global Warming - An Assignment Using Anonymous Electronic Peer Review With a Dropbox part of Examples
This is an anonymous electronic peer review exercise that utilizes a dropbox, where students detail and support their viewpoint on nonhuman-induced global warming.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Natural causes, Anthropogenic causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Natural causes, Anthropogenic causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

Reducing Volcanic Hazards to People and Property - An Assignment with Electronic Peer Review part of Examples
This electronic peer review exercise has students discuss the major volcanic hazards and risks to humans.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Geoscience

Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Introduction - Why Study Geology? part of Examples
Sarah Andrews is a geologist who has also written a series of successful mystery novels featuring (naturally) a geologist who solves crimes in her spare time. Students read her article, "Why Study Geology?", then write and essay addressing points listed in the Writing Prompt. After this, students are introduced to the process of Calibrated Peer Review and evaluate their papers.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology

Writing about the Indian Monsoon (Calibrated Peer Review): part of Examples
This is an example of a writing assignment focussed on the use of data to understand mechanisms and processes that result in the Indian Monsoon.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Seasonal patterns, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Measurements, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions

Writing about the world's fisheries (Calibrated Peer Review): part of Examples
A writing assignment that asks students to summarize the findings of the Pew Ocean Commission report "America's Living Oceans, contrast it to an opposing viewpoint, and recommend a fisheries policy based on their understanding.

Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Biological

Writing about the climate (Calibrated Peer Review): part of Examples
This is an example of a writing assignment focused on the use of data to understand the earth's recent climate history.

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

Exploration to Mars... or Not? An Exercise with Split-Screen Electronic Peer Review part of Examples
This is a split-screen electronic peer review exercise where students justify whether or not we should continue our exploration of Mars.

Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science

Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Discovering Dinosaurs part of Examples
In this activity, students write an essay on the history of scientific discoveries in the field of dinosaur paleontology.

Subject: Biology:Evolution, Geoscience:Paleontology

Calibrate Peer ReviewTM: Petroleum Geology of the Persian Gulf Region part of Examples
Students explore the origin and distribution of oil and gas in a region of global significance, the Middle East, including the geologic history and the socio-political and environmental issues associated with hydrocarbon exploration and production.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Economic Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Petroleum/Coal Geology, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels

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