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Introduction to Scientific Journals part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
In this activity, students are introduced to locating and reading peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. It helps ease students into the process of locating, reading, and using journal publications. This ...

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Subject: Geoscience, Environmental Science
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Classroom Activity

Earthquake Hazards: The next big one? part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students work in small groups or individually to investigate the earthquake hazards in California, Missouri, and their own location. Students begin the activity with an exploration of the concept of probability, ...

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Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes
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Examining Short-Term Tree Growth and Environmental Variables near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
The Smithsonian Institution's Global Tree Banding Project is a citizen science program that contributes to research about tree biomass by tracking how trees respond to climate. Students around the globe are ...

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Subject: Environmental Science:Forest Resources, Ecosystems
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Library Research Lab: Does the Ozone Hole cause Global Warming? part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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 ...

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Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Lab Activity

Explore natural hazards in seismically active regions using geodetic, earthquake, and societal data. part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students conduct a regional seismic hazard analysis of a region of the United States of their choosing*. Using on-line data, they bring together and investigate the interaction of multiple types of data [ground ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Project

Predicting Radon levels in homes based on geology part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
By supplementing existing traditional labs on mineral and rock identification, and on interpreting geologic maps, and creating a lab time for analyzing data available on the web, the students will determine if ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Indoor Air Pollution
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Project

Natural Disaster Risk at Home part of Example
Students analyze the natural disaster threat and potential mitigation techniques of their (family) home.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology:Tectonics
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 ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Groundwater
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.

Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Lab Activity, Activities

Starting a research project for a new environmental science major. part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Springfield College is a small private liberal arts college located two miles from downtown Springfield Massachusetts. The college is currently in the process of starting an environmental science program of which I ...

Subject: Environmental Science
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities