Examples of Student Research
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Florida River Project - individual and group research project part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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 ...
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Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Writing Assignment, Problem Set, Project, Lab Activity, Field Activity
Developing Student Ability to Ask Scientific Questions part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
This activity is a two-part (three week) lab in which students initially develop a claim (non-scientific) and learn how to use evidence to support a claim. They then are provided with a scientific research question ...
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Lab Activity
Natural Disaster Risk at Home part of Example
Students analyze the natural disaster threat and potential mitigation techniques of their (family) home.
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment
Groundwater wells part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
We created a field of 8 wells that tap into the unconfined aquifer close to campus. Four of the wells are open for students to collect samples and take measurements. The remaining four wells have instruments that ...
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Project
Water Sampling Activity part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Undergraduate students sample surface water in on-campus ponds using scientific techniques and analyze results.
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Lab Activity, Activities
Watershed Analysis part of Example
Students conduct a regional watershed analysis of an area of their choosing. Using on-line data and their personal knowledge of the area, they determine the annual hydrologic budget and teach the class about "their" watershed.
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project
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!
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity