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Student-designed Authentic Research Projects in a Non-major Environmental Geology Course part of Cutting Edge: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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities

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

Geoscience education research project part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students complete a scientific research project including asking a question, developing methods, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting data, and communicating results. The research question begins "What ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities

Writing a hypothesis and designing an dxperiment for a high altitude balloon flight part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
This is a small part of a much larger project in which students complete an high altitude balloon flight (HAB). In this part they complete a series of steps that encourage collaboration, communication, cooperation, ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, 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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities

Earthquake Hazards: The next big one? part of Cutting Edge: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, ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities

Explore natural hazards in seismically active regions using geodetic, earthquake, and societal data. part of Cutting Edge: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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities

West Texas: Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns, Big Bend part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Neil Haywood, Kevin Hefferean University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Geology/Geography 393: Field Trip - Southwestern USA Intended Audience: Geology and Geography undergraduate students Location: Guadalupe ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Activities: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity, Field Activity:Field trip

Becoming a Psychology Scholar part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment takes indtroductory psychology students step-by-step through the research process.

Subject: Psychology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities

Using Census Data to Identify a Town's Housing Needs: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Example
In this classroom project, students and faculty help a local housing non-profit identify area U.S. Census tracts most in need of its assistance in promoting decent and affordable homeownership to low- to moderate- income individuals. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective economics course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.

Subject: Sociology, Economics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project