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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:Sedimentary Structures, Sediment Transport and Deposition

Evaluating the Effects of Local Energy Resource Development part of Cutting Edge: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

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

A Case Study: Geology, Remediation, Investigation at a RR Repair Shop Brownfield Site, St. Paul, Minnesota part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
A case-study approach can be used to introduce students to the work that geologists do as environmental consultants. Data used by environmental consultants for a Brownfield site that is currently undergoing ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology, Water quality/chemistry

Problem-Based Learning: UV Menace part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Students work as a team to determine the causes, effects, and solutions to ozone depletion. They work out what they need to know, and split the team up to research different parts of the issue. -

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition

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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