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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

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

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

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

Petrology in the Field and Laboratory part of Example
In this multi-week project, students collect samples in the field, analyze them using various tools and instruments, then present their results and interpretations.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity