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Student-designed Authentic Research Projects in a Non-major Environmental Geology Course part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Student-designed, data-based authentic research projects can be useful tools for incorporating a dimension of authentic research in non-major science courses. Such an approach has been followed in a geoscience ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Project

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
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Classroom Activity

Introduction to GIS through river meandering and landslide mapping part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
The primary goal of this lab is to develop basic ArcGIS skills for geomorphology students and give them a taste of what is possible in GIS. The lab is written for the GIS novice, and thus includes detailed ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

Aurora Mastodont Project - Matrix Analyses Project part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities: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 ...

Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Lab Activity

Building a Local Stratigraphic Column: A research-based assignment for an introductory course part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students build a stratigraphic column for a pre-selected area through the compilation of a series of individual research projects. Students are required to conduct introductory field research as well as a ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Project, Writing Assignment, 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 ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Lab Activity

Determining slope movement and water contamination of quicklime deposits along Lake Winnebago, High Cliff State Park, Wisconsin part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
For nearly 100 years, the site that is now High Cliff State Park near Sherwood, WI was the site of a quicklime kiln. Local Silurian dolomite from the Niagara Escarpment was quarried and baked in large kilns before ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Activities, :Project

Introduction to Science - Penny Histograms part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Overview: This exercise serves as an introduction to histograms. Students are given a short introduction to histograms in lecture and reading. They are then broken up into different groups of 3-5 students. Students ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Lab Activity

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, Activities

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, Activities