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The Heat is On: Understanding Local Climate Change part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
Students draw conclusions about the extent to which multiple decades of temperature data about Phoenix suggest that a shift in local climate is taking place as opposed to exhibiting nothing more than natural ...
Richmond's Urban Heat Island part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Urban Geology:Activities
Students will be asked questions regarding the causes and impacts of the UHI. They will also be asked to apply this knowledge to two real-world settings and analyze data collected at both locations.
In Search of GLOBE Data part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Visualization:Examples
Students use on-line GLOBE search tools to locate and display data from schools and use the data to answer questions regarding weather and climate. Answer key provided.
Northwest Passage part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
An investigation of changes in polar regions using Google Earth.
Calculation of Stream Discharge part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This lab is a field oriented exercise that visits two sites on the same stream to calculate stream discharge. It illustrates the influences of stream cross-sectional area on discharge and the resistance of bedrock ...
Volcanoes Around the Globe part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
Undergraduate non-majors use the Arcview geographic information system (GIS) to explore volcanic hazards and the geochemistry of volcanic rocks. Students explore geochemical data from the GEOROC global database and ...
Earthquakes part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
This activity uses geoinformatics to understand the world around us with an emphasis on earthquakes.
Introduction to Google Earth part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
This assignment is designed as an introductory Google Earth tutorial on navigation; layers and featured content; and the creation and modification of Placemarks, Paths, and Polygons. The assignment is intended as a ...
Visualizing Sun Position of the Seasons part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
The goal of the exercise is to help students visualize and better understand how the sun changes apparent position over the course of the seasons.
Using Google Earth & GIS to Create a Customized Map part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students are introduced to cartographic concepts and learn how to use GIS to make a proper map with scale information, location (longitude and latitude), orientation and appropriate title.
Google Earth, Streams, and Glaciers part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
In this assignment, students download Google Earth and use it to investigate some of the fluvial and glacial processes introduced in lecture.
Contour Basics: JAVA Mac/PC part of Visualization Examples
A great on-line resource for introducing students to contour plots.
Our Place in the World (Long Island Series) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
Our Place in the World is a hands-on Google Earth activity designed to establish a local, regional, and global geographic context in connection with a course, workshop, or field trip.
Environmental Reconnaissance of a Salt Marsh part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
This is a field and computer laboratory exercise that introduces undergraduate students, advanced high school students, and members of the general public to using Google Earth, GPS, aerial imagery, and an online ...
Formation of the solar system part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
This assignment or demonstration works really well for me in describing the formation of the solar system, the shapes and changes in planetary orbits, and introduces Milankovitch cycles.
Plotting Earthquakes with Near Real-Time Data part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
Students access the United States Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ and plot the longitude latitude and depth of earthquakes on a physiographic ...
Biogeography photography exercise part of Cutting Edge:Geophotography:Geophoto Activities
Students rephotograph historical landscape images from local archives, upload the matched images in Google Earth, and use the whole class's images to analyze environmental changes over the past century.
Hurricane Katrina Flooding Activity part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Activities
Students will use links from the NOAA and NASA website to learn about the meteorological characteristics and history of Hurricane Katrina and visualize the effects of the flooding by the hurricane on New Orleans.
Selecting Sites for Renewable Energy Projects part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
Students use Google Earth to investigate appropriate locations for a variety of renewable energy projects in the United States. These include projects that use solar energy, bioenergy, hydroelectricity, tidal power, wind energy, wave energy, and geothermal energy.
Annotating Change in Satellite Images part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
During this exercise, students compare a series of satellite images taken 3-4 years apart to investigate the effects of human land use and annotate the images using ImageJ software.