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Evaporation: Investigating factors that affect it part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an investigation regarding evaporation and the factors that affect it.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Hydrologic cycle
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing

Exploring Effects of Oil Spills on Birds part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity allows children to explore the effects of oil spills on birds.

Subject: Geoscience, Environmental Science, Chemistry
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing

Investigating the Rock Cycle Through Writing and Illustrating part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a quantative writing activity where students will use writing and illustrations to show their knowledge of the basic rock cycle.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Sedimentary Geology:Weathering
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing

Investigating the Water Cycle: Using Plants to Study Evaporation part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this science activity, students investigate the water cycle by testing the water evaporated from leaves (transpiration) in a field experience. Students use elements of this information to track the water cycle through it's various stages.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Hydrologic cycle
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing

Explaining Seismic Hazard Probabilities part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This activity asks students to explain earthquake hazard probabilities to a lay audience of citizens, government officials and others.

Subject: Geoscience, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Quantitative Reasoning, Communication Skills:Writing, Writing:Quantitative Writing, Communication Skills

The Anatomy of a Rate Law part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment teaches geochemistry students to explain the mathematical forms of rate laws, and organize paragraphs in their writing assignments properly.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Reaction Kinetics/Rates, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Quantitative Reasoning, Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing

Case Study: Zhouqu, China Landslide part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Environmental Geology:Activities
This is a 'citizen science' research project where students to apply their knowledge of landslide processes in an investigation of the natural and anthropogenic causes of a real-world landslide ...

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Geography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Environmental Science
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing

Depositional Environments of the Jordan Formation, Winona, MN part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Course Design:Course Design Activities
This project involves a field trip to the Jordan Formation in Winona, MN. Student teams are assigned a section of the outcrop from which they are to determine a stratigraphic column. The class then performs a ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Group Work, Communication Skills:Writing

Intro to Environmental Geology Writing Assignment part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities with Rubrics
Students in an introductory environmental geology class research the Dust Bowl, analyze information and data and develop a written argument.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Evolution of climate and atmosphere, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Dust and Particulates, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Dust and Particulates, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing

Teaching the nitrogen cycle and human health interactions part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Geology and Human Health:Workshop 04:Activities
This activity uses objects, pictures, and text in a matching game to define the nitrogen cycle and the environmental and human health impacts of nitrogen. The game can be used to associate useful and detrimental ...

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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Subject: Biology:Ecology, Geoscience:Soils, Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Non-Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Ecosystems:Ecology, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Bio/Medical Wastes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Organic and Biochemistry, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Group Work

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