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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

Counting Grizzly Bears: An Exercise in Historical Reasoning part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment engages students in an environmental history class in the use of quantitative data, and raises questions about the nature and meaning of that data, and how it might be utilized.

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

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

Race and Space part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
This assignment exposes students to racial inequalities in their own communities and helps them to identify the impact of racial segregation on quality of life. The big ideas in this assignment are racial inequality, residential segregation, and environmental justice.

Subject: Environmental Science, Sociology, Geography, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Ethics/Values
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Pedagogic Methods:Other:Active Learning, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data, Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing, Quantitative Skills:Quantitative Literacy

Student Lead Discussions: Articles from the Literature and Final Writing Assignment part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
This is a two-stage assignment. The first stage is a student-led discussion of a set of closely related articles selected by the instructors from the climate change literature. The second stage is an 8-12 page ...

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:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Atmospheric gases, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Special Topics:Teaching with Literature, Communication Skills:Writing

Tropical Cyclones and Global Change part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
This is a full semester project focusing on tropical cyclones and climate change for my undergraduate tropical meteorology class. It consists of five parts, outlined below.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Extreme weather
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Student Presentations, Writing, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data

Natural Hazards Term Project part of Cutting Edge:Environmental Geology:Activities
Students apply the concepts learned in the class by preparing two (2) term projects discussing two natural hazards and how they impact the area where the student lives (or an area the student might like to live ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing

Case Study: Zhouqu, China Landslide part of Cutting Edge: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 ...

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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

Teaching the nitrogen cycle and human health interactions part of Cutting Edge: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:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Bio/Medical Wastes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Organic and Biochemistry, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Group Work

Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the evidence part of QuIRK:Curricular Materials:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of environmental hazards, based on complex quantitative data.

Subject: Environmental Science
New Pedagogic Methods: Writing: Communication Skills:Writing:Quantitative Writing

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