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Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Pedagogy in Action: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.

The Sleeping Mountain part of Pedagogy in Action: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.

Northwest Passage part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
An investigation of changes in polar regions using Google Earth.

Image Classification part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with GIS:Examples
An exercise to use a simple image analysis program to classify land surface types seen in satellite imagery in order to analyze changes in landscape development over time.

When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine (College Level) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with GIS:Examples
College-level adaptation of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter. Students explore the critical role phytoplankton play in the marine food web.

Looking into Earth with GIS (College Level) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with GIS:Examples
College-level adaptation of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter. Students work with a free GIS program, ArcVoyager SE, to explore earthquake data and plate tectonics.

GPS Treasure Hunt part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games:Examples
Students are divided into teams, each of which is given a list of instructions and a GPS unit, and sent to find certain locations. At each stop, they identify a particular building stone or a plant.

Contour Basics: JAVA Mac/PC part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Visualizations:Visualization Examples
A great on-line resource for introducing students to contour plots.

Names in the Field: A Simple GPS Field Exercise part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with GIS:Examples
Simple field exercise to introduce the concepts of GPS position data acquisition. Students "write" words in a field and upload the data to map it in GIS or spreadsheet software.

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.

National Parks Jigsaw part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Jigsaws:Examples
This jigsaw exercise has students study national parks from different perspectives. Groups can be divided up depending on the nature of the class: historian, meteorologist, geologist, and biologist.

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 ...

Selecting Sites for Renewable Energy Projects part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
Students use Google Earth to investigate appropriate locations for a variety of renewable energy projects in the United States. These include projects that use solar energy, bioenergy, hydroelectricity, tidal power, wind energy, wave energy, and geothermal energy.

Age Dependency Ratios: Numbers in Context part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This activity involves computing dependency ratios and interpreting these numbers in context.

Understanding Exponential Growth in the Context of Population Models part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This set of short assignments gives students practice with exponential models in the context of the growing human population.

Introduction to Geoinformatics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Using an Earth System Approach:Earth System Science in a Nutshell:Example Courses
The aim of this course is to develop students' understanding, approach and technical skills in geospatial data acquisition, processing, analysis, management and visualization.

Mapping Plate Boundaries part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
Students can discover plate boundaries by plotting different sets of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on maps. These are then stacked on the overhead projector, outlining the tectonic plates.

Where is North? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students use a microcomputer connected to a magnetic field sensor to measure the magnitude and direction of their local Earth's magnetic field .

Annotating Change in Satellite Images part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
During this exercise, students compare a series of satellite images taken 3-4 years apart to investigate the effects of human land use and annotate the images using ImageJ software.

World Population part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Visualizations:Visualization Examples
Access and visualize world population data using the user friendly MyWorld GIS software. Data includes total population, population density, projected population, male and female population, and age specific population, etc.

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