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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

The Mini-Sedimentologist part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Keywords: scientific method, scientific writing, sediment cores, core description, smear slides, grain-size analysis During this multi-week or semester-long assignment, students collect sediment cores in the field, ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Field Activity, Activities, :Project, Lab Activity

Genomics of microbial communities in Thermopolis Hot Springs part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
The hot springs (52°C) in Thermopolis, WY contain abundant microbial mats, including mineral-rich filamentous bacteria. While cooler than nearby Yellowstone, Thermopolis contains a number or rare or unique ...

Subject: Biology:Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Activities, :Field Activity, Lab Activity, Project

GEOLOGIC MAPPING IN GOOGLE EARTH: TOOLS AND CHALLENGES part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Activity 1: The Structural Geology Mapping Challenge is a web based Google Earth exercise, where students outline bedding traces and measure strike and dip orientations to determine fold geometry. Students start ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Lab Activity

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

Stratigraphic Architecture of Table Rock, Boise, Idaho part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
In the GEOS 315 â Sedimentology and Stratigraphy course at Boise State University, students conduct field research over a period of 4-5 weeks at Table Rock, a prominent sandstone plateau and popular hiking ...

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

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

Family Economy of 19th-Century Industrial Workers part of Example
This activity teaches students how to formulate research questions and perform empirical analysis. Students analyse family budgets from late 19th-century industrial workers.

Subject: Economics
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project