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Geologic Puzzles: Morrison Formation part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience: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. -

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

2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience: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 ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami

Discovering Plate Boundaries part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Students work collaboratively using data maps to discover plate tectonic boundary processes. Data sets used are earthquakes, volcanos, seafloor age, and topography. The authors below have submitted variations of ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Structural Control of Giant Rock Avalanches in Argentina part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Activities
Students analyze the influence of bedrock structures on the locations of giant rock avalanches in Argentina. Activity is available in two versions: 1) short case example that can be used as an in-class activity or ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting

Deriving bedform phase diagrams part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
Students derive bedform phase diagrams from Middleton and Southard (1984) by plotting the original data (stolen using DataThief software from the publication) in Excel and defining bedform field boundaries. These ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediment Transport and Deposition, Sedimentary Structures

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 ...

Subject: Geoscience: 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

Mercalli Earthquake Activity part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
A jigsaw process that allows students to analyze first person descriptions of earthquakes and assess several earthquake features.

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Hypothesis Testing through Field Investigation of Mystery Mounds part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Students formulate and test a hypothesis that addresses the potential processes involved in forming or subsequently shaping an unknown geomorphic feature, in this case mima mounds or patterned ground. Students gain ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Earth Materials and Ancient Cultures part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students investigate properties of earth materials through the lens of art and archeology. It allows ties to other required core curriculum courses (particularly classics and art history), and integrates the use of ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Igneous Rocks

Transnational Pollution: Why Are You Dumping on Me? part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize students with the different types of transnational pollution, by having them role-play in a hypothetical disaster on the Danube River. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Environmental Science:Policy:Global Policy, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Habitats

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