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Plant Water Relations part of Visualization Examples
Plant water relations are presented in this learning activity to help participants understand the components of water potential, explain how water moves through plants, provide examples of plant adaptations to water stress, and have a general understanding of how water potential can be measured.

Digestive System part of Visualization Examples
The digestive system is investigated in this learning activity to help participants learn how food is broken down and prepared for absorption, and list the components of the digestive system as well as their functions. Organs investigated include the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus.

Nervous System part of Visualization Examples
This learning strategy provides discussion and visualizations of the neuron and its function, as well as components and functions of different parts of the nervous system, including the human brain.

Contour Basics: JAVA Mac/PC part of Visualization Examples
A great on-line resource for introducing students to contour plots.

Stratospheric Ozone part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students explore observational data from ozone-sondes, TOMS, and UARS measurements to learn about changes in stratospheric ozone over the past several decades.

Stream Characteristics Lab part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students determine the relationship between the sinuosity of a river and its gradient by calculating gradients and sinuosity, and generating a graph on Excel. They then test the relationship by making measurements on a picture generated on Google Earth.

Observing geologic processes and landforms using Google Earth part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Geomorphic processes are not limited to the local or regional area around the University and most students have not been outside of the region. With today's technology we are able to see features on the land ...

Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
GIS program allows computation and display of three point problem and contact tracing across topopgraphy. It helps students visualize how terrain and stratigraphy interact.

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.

Exploring Evidence of Plate Tectonics Using GeoMapApp part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
This activity requires students to explore a range of datasets that help substantiate Plate Tectonic Theory. Students investigate plate tectonic environments (convergent, divergent, transform boundaries), topography/bathymetry of continents and ocean basins, the distribution and pattern of earthquakes, the distribution of volcanoes, as well as ages of the sea-floor, and more.

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.

Chesapeake Interactive Modeling Project part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
CHIMP is an interactive numerical model of Chesapeake Bay circulation. Users can vary freshwater flux and wind speed/direction and observe the response in real time, with several visualization options.

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 ...

Qualitative Analysis of Interactive 3D models for Learning E2 Reaction Stereochemistry part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:ChemEd DL:Activities
This is a self-paced tutorial using 3D models and line drawings to teach organic chemistry students E2 reaction stereochemistry.

On-line worksheets of organic molecules' polarity and solubility, and intermolecular forces part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:ChemEd DL:Activities
The 5 organic worksheets are set up as guided inquiry for students to do at home on the computer using the models from ChemEdDL Models 360.

Molecular Modeling of Bond Type, Polarity, and Resonance Using Models 360 part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:ChemEd DL:Activities
This lab exercise allows students to use computer generated models of molecules in Models360 to explore bond type, polarity, and resonance and to help them visualize these concepts. Students will have the opportunity to practice drawing Lewis structures, naming shapes, predicting bond angles, and determining polarity.

An Online, Interactive Lesson on Liquids and Intermolecular Forces part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:ChemEd DL:Activities
This interactive, online lesson on liquids and intermolecular forces uses video clips, molecular models, and other resources from ChemEd DL.

Normal Fault Visualization part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Visualization:Examples
This module demonstrates the motion on an active normal fault. The operator can manipulate the faulting motion, stopping and reversing motion on the fault at any point along the transit of faulting. The action of ...

Phases of the Moon part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Visualization:Examples
This series of five interactive animations illustrates the 'phases of the moon' and the associated sun-earth-moon configurations. The animations allow the students to observe and play with the revolution ...