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Earthquake Case Study
This activity is a multiple case study analysis of different earthquakes that leads to student interpretation of claims, evidence and prediction/recommendations.
Oil Demand and Consumption
Data modeling activity using oil reserve and consumption data. Students predict when oil reserves meet or exceed reserves.
Semester Lab Research in Marine Geology
Patricia Manley, Middlebury College Summary Students cooperatively conduct original research in Marine Geology utilizing marine practices on Lake Champlain, NY - Vermont. The lab section of the course is used to ...
Drinking Water Quality: An Interdisciplinary Research Experience of Introductory Geology and Chemistry Classes
Robert Shuster, University of Nebraska at Omaha Summary At the University of Nebraska at Omaha, we have involved students in introductory Geology and Chemistry classes in an interdisciplinary study of drinking ...
A "Just in Time Teaching" question about he scientific method with follow-up class room activities and an exam question.
How Much Water Do I Use?
This activity provides an opportunity for the student to collect data on their individual water use to set the stage for a unit on water resources.
Lab Activity: Earth's Energy Budget and the Greenhouse Effect
"Earth's Energy Budget and the Greenhouse Effect" is a lab activity in which students use computers and scientific applications software to access, display, describe, analyze, and interpret global, climate-related data sets related to the earth's energy budget and the greenhouse effect.
Natural Science for Non-Science Majors
Natural Science is an interdisciplinary course targeted for non-science majors. Science content includes The Nature of Science, The Physical World, Chemistry, Biology, and Geology. There will be an emphasis on ...
Survey of Science
This course uses the vast field of science to illustrate the scientific method. It begins with the scientific method, the basic laws of motion and thermodynamics. We then move on to how these concepts apply to ...
Earth's Natural Resource Systems
Earth's Natural Resource Systems is designed to introduce students to fundamental concepts in the Earth sciences related to rock and mineral resources, water resources, soil resources, and their role and ...