# Activity Browse

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# Quantitative Skills

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# New Pedagogic Methods

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# Pedagogy: Teaching with Data

Results 61 - 80 of **181 matches**

Stratospheric Ozone

Bob Mackay, Clark College; Mike Clark, Carleton College

Students explore observational data from ozone-sondes, TOMS, and UARS measurements to learn about changes in stratospheric ozone over the past several decades. -

Water Quality-Total Dissolved Solids

Bob Mackay, Clark College

Students use a microcomputer connected to a conductivity probe to measure the total dissolved solids in local area water samples. -

Sun Spot Analysis

Bob Mackay, Clark College; Mike Clark, Carleton College

Introductory students use Excel to graph monthly mean Greenwich sunspot numbers from 1749 to 2004 and perform a spectral analysis of the data using the free software program "Spectra". -

Using Mass Balance to Understand Atmospheric CFCs

Bob Mackay, Clark College

Students use an interactive online mass balance model help understand the observed levels of chlorofluorocarbon CFC-12 over the recent past. -

Comparative Planetary Geomorphology

Jennifer Anderson, Winona State University

This is a laboratory exercise to introduce comparative planetary geomorphology by investigating common geologic features on the Earth, Moon, and Mars. -

What does the core/mantle boundary look like?

Suzanne Baldwin, Syracuse University

This activity explores how earth scientists infer what materials are present at the core mantle boundary and what this boundary might look like. It provides students with the opportunity to contribute to the ...

Adopt a Blob

Catherine Cooper, Washington State University-Vancouver

Blobs are everywhere in the deep Earth! Students will adopt a "blob" and develop the various associated observable anomalies for it (tomography, gravity, etc). There could also be a potential for students ...

Flood Frequency Analysis

Sheila Roberts, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus

This assignment asks students to do a flood frequency analysis to determine the size and stage of various floods and determine if the town of Crawford, OH is likely to be flooded or not. Outcomes: learn to work ...

Flood Recurrence Intervals

Norlene Emerson, university of wisconsin - richland

This lab activity has students use stream discharge data obtained from the USGS Water Resources Division web site in order to calculate recurrence intervals for a local stream. Using the recurrence data generated, ...

Stabilization Wedges Game

David Kobilka, Central Lakes College-Brainerd

Learning about complexities carbon stabilization firsthand with the Princeton University Carbon Mitigation Initiave's Sabilization Wedges Game

HMK 1_Plate Boundaries: Present, future, & past

Brian Hampton, Michigan State University; , Michigan State University

This project builds on in-class exercises and lectures by having students learn to identify modern, future, and past plate boundaries. Students will use trends in topography, distribution of earth quake and ...

Tsunami of the North Atlantic Ocean

Susan Riggins, California State University-Chico

In this assignment students plot the tectonic setting, major cities, and economic centers of the Atlantic Ocean. They consider tsunami triggers and whether they are relevant. Students are presented with three ...

Understanding flood risk at the community level

Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University

University level activity on floodplain risks. Uses FEMA maps and SERC river geomorphology videos.

Hurricane Tracking

Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University

This is a homework assignment that focuses student attention on ongoing hurricane/tropical storm development, often during the height of hurricane season. The students are directed to a web site (I like ...

Hurricane Investigation

Melinda Huff, Northeastern Oklahoma Agricultural and Mech Coll

This is a simple homework assignment that will reinforce topics discussed in lecture as well as enabling students to search and analyze information on the web.

Using Lab Measurements to Determine the Feasibility of a Photovoltaic Panel

Tom Termes, Black Hills State University

Using Lab Measurements to determine the power output of a solar module and the economic feasibility of photovoltaic panels

Visualizing the impact of storm surge and sea level rise on coastal communities

Eileen Johnson, Bowdoin College

Searching Genbank

Jeff Bell, California State University-Chico

An active problem-based assignment that uses the Genbank database to teach the basics of molecular biology and molecular evolution

Long Term Ecological Resources

Scott Cooper, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Students analyze data on temperature and precipitation collected from 26 different Long Term Ecological Research sites and compare them with annual net primary productivity. The students then form an ecological rule to explain their results.

Protein Evolution

Scott Cooper, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

In this activity students explore the evolution of proteins by comparing 2D and 3D alignments of orthologs and paralogs.