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Geologic Puzzles: Morrison Formation part of Examples
Images of faulted strata, tilted turbidites, and beach rocks bring the field into the classroom, giving students practice in doing what geoscientists do. These images are examples of geologic puzzles.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones

How Fast Do Materials Weather? part of Examples
A think-pair-share activity in which students calculate weathering rates from tombstone weathering data.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Environmental Science:Air Quality

Carbon Dioxide Exercise part of Examples
Students work in groups, plotting carbon dioxide concentrations over time on overheads and estimating the rate of change over five years.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Anthropogenic causes, Greenhouse effect, Natural causes, Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Natural causes, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Greenhouse effect, Anthropogenic causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions

Simple Mendelian Genetics: An interactive lecture using part of Examples
An interactive lecture that uses flash animations showing the researcher and their experiments that were used to develop the basic concepts in Mendelian genetics. Includes multiple choice questions students can answer in class.

Subject: Biology:Genetics, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Biology:Molecular Biology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems

What Determines Gender in Humans? part of Examples
In this activity students examine karyotypes from five individuals to try to identify which chromosomes determine gender in humans. This activity is also a good illustration of meiotic non-disjunction.

Subject: Biology:Molecular Biology, Genetics

Constructing Phylogenetic Trees: The Whippo Story part of Examples
An interactive lecture in which students use data on feeding habits and habitat, skeletons, and DNA sequences to draw phylogenetic trees.

Subject: Biology:Evolution, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution

Magma Viscosity Demos part of Examples
This is an interactive lecture where students answer questions about demonstrations shown in several movie files. They learn to connect what they have learned about molecules, phases of matter, silicate crystal structures, and igneous rock classification with magma viscosity, and to connect magma viscosity with volcano explosiveness and morphology.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Igneous Processes, Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Geoscience, :Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Describe and Interpret Images: Folded Strata part of Examples
In class, have students make a simple sketch of an outcrop shown in a slide (or computer projection) then discuss possible interpretations.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Tectonics

Rivers: Short In-class Activity part of Examples
Images of the James River in Virginia, including one at flood stage, and of potholes, all of which can be used to have the students make observations, estimates, and interpretations.

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Geology

Count the Fs: Why a Sample instead of a Census? part of Examples
This interactive lecture activity motivates the need for sampling. "Why sample, why not just take a census?" Under time pressure, students count the number of times the letter F appears in a paragraph. The activity demonstrates that a census, even when it is easy to take, may not give accurate information. Under the time pressure measurement errors are more frequently made in the census rather than in a small sample.

Subject: Mathematics:Statistics:Data Collection, Mathematics:Statistics, Statistics:Data Collection:Sampling and Survey Issues, Mathematics

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