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Evaluating the Effects of Local Energy Resource Development part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Activities
This is a semester-long, jigsaw project for a class of 20 to 25 students that has students work in teams to explore the effects of energy resource development on local water resources, economics and society.

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Water Quality/Chemistry , Environmental Science:Energy:Energy Policy , Environmental Science:Energy, Policy:Energy Policy, Environmental Decision-Making, Local Policy, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels

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

Determining the Geologic History of Rocks from a Gravel Deposit part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience: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, ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Understanding the Carbon Cycle: A Jigsaw Approach part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Activities
In this "jigsaw" exercise, each student is assigned one of five geochemical processes in the carbon cycle to research, fully understand, and then explain to others in groups of five. At the end of class ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Natural causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Natural causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Policy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling

2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Visualization: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:Geology:Tectonics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography

Earthquake Case Study part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
This activity is a multiple case study analysis of different earthquakes that leads to student interpretation of claims, evidence and prediction/recommendations.

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

Radiocarbon dating project part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
This is an example of an activity used in a Quaternary Geochronology course, in which a small group of students (3-4) is tasked with transforming a set of activity measurements into radiocarbon ages and calibrated ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Paleontology:Biostratigraphy/Biogeography

Relative Age-dating -- Discovery of Important Stratigraphic Principles part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students don't have to be passively taught the important principles geologists use to do relative age-dating of rocks and geologic events. By careful analysis and critical thinking about photos and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

Review for interdisiplinary science course (stream ecology, watersheds) part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This is a large-scale participatory activity used to prompt students to review what they have learned and to think actively and cooperatively about the connections between the systems we have discussed prior to the ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Surface Water, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Environmental Science:Ecosystems

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



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