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Florida River Project - individual and group research project part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
The Florida River Project is a semester-long project involving (1) an individual project in which students pose a scientific question and use existing data to test their hypothesis, and (2) a group project in which ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Activities, :Writing Assignment, Field Activity, Lab Activity, Project

The Mini-Sedimentologist part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Keywords: scientific method, scientific writing, sediment cores, core description, smear slides, grain-size analysis During this multi-week or semester-long assignment, students collect sediment cores in the field, ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Activities, :Field Activity, Project, Lab Activity

GEOLOGIC MAPPING IN GOOGLE EARTH: TOOLS AND CHALLENGES part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Activity 1: The Structural Geology Mapping Challenge is a web based Google Earth exercise, where students outline bedding traces and measure strike and dip orientations to determine fold geometry. Students start ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Activities

Library Research Lab: Does the Ozone Hole cause Global Warming? part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
In this lab activity students get to investigate a specific question (Does the Ozone Hole cause Global Warming?) and formalize their investigation as a briefing paper for the President of the United States. This ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Activities

Aurora Mastodont Project - Matrix Analyses Project part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
This is a laboratory based assignment that is for Introductory level geoscience classes (Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Earth Science) that brings an authentic research experience to your students. In the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Lab Activity

Impact Craters and Water on Mars part of Example
Students explore for water on Mars using impact crater morphology. During this lab, students: learn to use the equation writing and graphing capabilities in Microsoft Excel, thendevelop and apply an impact crater depth-diameter relationship in an effort to constrain the depth to a possible water-rich layer beneath one or more portions of the surface of Mars!

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

Analyzing beach sands with a SEM/EDS part of Example
Students pose a question that can be answered using the SEM and sand they have previously collected from beach profiles.

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity