Pedagogy in Action > Search the Site

Search the Site

Search across all the material in the Pedagogy in Action site. Use the boxes on the right to focus in on particular collections.


Show all pages

Current Search Limits

Library Collection

showing only Activity Show all Library Collection
Refine the Results

Library Collection Show all Library Collection


Results 1 - 20 of 1239 matches

The Sleeping Mountain part of Library:Role Playing:Examples
In this role-playing scenario, students represent townspeople whose lives and livelihoods are endangered by an active volcano which may or may not erupt in the near future.

Analyzing the Antarctic Ozone Hole (College Level) part of Library:Teaching with GIS:Examples
College-level adaptation of a chapter in the Earth Exploration Toolbook. Examine satellite images of atmospheric ozone in the Southern Hemisphere to study changes in concentration over a time.

Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Library:Teaching with GIS:Examples
This is a college-level adaptation of a chapter from the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The students download global quake data over a time range and use GIS to interpret the tectonic context.

Geologic Puzzles: Morrison Formation part of Library:Interactive Lectures: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.

Teaching Mineral and Rock Identification with a Jigsaw Activity part of Library:Jigsaws:Examples
In this Jigsaw activity, groups of four students are tasked with identifying 20 different minerals (or rocks).

Energy Consumption Rates across the USA and the World part of Library:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
A investigation of differences in rates and categories of energy use between countries and US states

The Pet Rock Project - Developing Professional Communication in a Petrology Course part of Library:Professional Communications Projects:Examples

Half Life Model part of Library:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
While working in groups to facilitate peer tutoring, students manipulate a hands-on, physical model to better comprehend the nature of half life. Students use the model to simulate the decay of radionuclides. The ...

Campus Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory part of Library:Campus-Based Learning:Examples
Students conduct a greenhouse gas emission inventory for their college or university. Students analyze findings and present information to the college or university community.

Global Temperatures part of Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students analyze the global temperature record from 1867 to the present. Long-term trends and shorter-term fluctuations are both evaluated.

Determining the Geologic History of Rocks from a Gravel Deposit part of Library:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Gravels deposited as a result of continental glaciation are used to teach introductory-level earth-science students the application of the scientific method in a cooperative learning mode which utilizes hands-on, minds-on analyses. Processes that involve erosion, transportation, and deposition of pebble- and cobble-sized clasts are considered by students in formulating and testing hypotheses.

US Historical Climate: Excel Statistical part of Library:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Examples
Students import US Historical Climate Network mean temperature data into Excel from a station of their choice and use Excel for statistical calculations, graphing, and linear trend estimates.

Fracture Fundamentals: A Cheesy Analog part of Library:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
This activity has students make small cuts in processed cheese food and then apply shear stress perpendicular or parallel to the cuts to see what sort of fracturing will occur.

Comparing Carbon Calculators part of Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
Carbon calculators, no matter how well intended as tools to help measure energy footprints, tend to be black boxes and can produce wildly different results, depending on the calculations used to weigh various ...

2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project part of Library:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the situation in each country so that it can coordinate the work of various governments and NGO (nongovernmental organizations) working in the affected area.

Earth's Radiation Budget: Part 1 part of Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
In this activity students explore the Earth's radiation budget using Earth radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) data archived at the IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library (more info) .

The Modern Atmospheric CO2 Record part of Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students compare carbon dioxide (CO2) data from Mauna Loa Observatory, Barrow (Alaska), and the South Pole over the past 40 years to help them better understand what controls atmospheric CO2.

Vostok Ice Core: Excel (Mac or PC) part of Library:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Examples
Students use Excel to graph and analyze Vostok ice core data (160,000 years of Ice core data from Vostok Station). Data includes ice age, ice depth, carbon dioxide, methane, dust, and deuterium isotope relative abundance.

Making Paints from Minerals part of Library:Teaching Urban Students:Examples
Students prepare simple gouache paints using common minerals that are typically of sedimentary origin (e.g., hematite, limonite, kaolinite, glauconite), and use these paints to produce artifacts that are ...

Mock Environmental Summit part of Library:Role Playing:Examples
At the end of a six-week class or unit on global warming, students role-play representatives from various countries and organizations at an international summit on global warming.

1 2 3 4 5 Next»