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GEOLogic: The Three Stooges and Their Pet Dinosaurs
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
Students are asked to match up each of the Stooges with their favorite group and species of dinosaur based on clues given from different perspectives.

GEOLogic: The Big Five Mass Extinctions
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
Students are asked to match up the five largest mass extinction events with their relative dates, approximate duration, and severity (percentage of species that became extinct) based on clues given from various perspectives.

GEOLogic: State Fossils
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
Students are asked to identify states with their state fossil and the year in which it was declared, based on clues given from various points of view.

GEOLogic: Terrestrial and Jovian Planets
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
In this two-part example, students are given clues about properties about the terrestrial and Jovian planets respectively and asked to match up the planet with the correct equatorial radius, mean orbital velocity, and period of rotation.

GEOLogic: Dinosaur Trackways
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
Students must associate different dinosaur trackways with their locations and the rock formations containing the trackways based on clues given from various points of view.

GEO-Logic: Stream Discharge Rates - Rappahannock River Station
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
Students are asked to convert measurements in cubic feet per hour (cfh) to cubic feet per second (cfs) and then match up the names of the researchers measuring the flows at the river station with the correct flow rate and the year in which it was taken. There is also a second part in which students must graph the different flow rates with time and then answer questions by interpreting the information in the graph.

Westward Ho! How Far is Yonder Mountain
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
PowerPoint module leading students through development of a spreadsheet to calculate the distance of a mountain peak from coplanar vertical angles shot from two points a known distance apart.

Cycles of the Sun and Moon
John McDaris, Carleton College
This activity asks students to download sunrise and sunset data along with moon phase data and graph these data sets together in a spreadsheet in order to visualize the cycles of the seasons and the moon.

Fluid Viscosity
Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory activity to introduce students to measuring fluid viscosity. Key words: Viscosity, fluid, Stokes, rheology, graduated cylinder.

Global Warming Graph Analysis
Krista Larsen, Carleton College
Students interpret a variety of graphs from IPCC reports to learn the details of climate change.