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Classification of Igneous Rocks part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This is a Think-Pair-Share activity in which I show class photos of a range of igneous rocks in terms of composition and texture. After they complete the activity I fill in the voids in their knowledge with lecture ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Igneous Rocks

Earth and the Solar System part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is high enrollment science course for non-science students in which we examine the evidence for how geological, biological, atmospheric, oceanic, and climatic processes work and interact here on Earth. We then ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

Better Field Instruction by using Jigsaw Groups part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Jigsaw groups places field site students in active, shared responsiblity, collaboration as they infer the concepts previously chosen and supported by their instructor.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

Natural Hazards on the Island of Hawaii part of Cutting Edge:Environmental Geology:Activities
In this jigsaw activity, students discover four different aspects of natural hazards on the Island of Hawaii. The goal for students is to design a hazard zone map that combines these four topics and that could be ...

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

Earthquake Analysis Paper part of Cutting Edge:Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
This activity requires students to link what they have learned in class to current earthquakes around the world. They are required to analyze two different earthquakes, and then compare the two for similarities and differences.

Subject: Geoscience: Education:Assessment, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Plate Tectonics writing assignment suitable for Calibrated Peer Review part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Peer Review:Examples
This is an example of a writing assignment focussed on the use of data to support the theory of plate tectonics. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Writing about the world's fisheries (Calibrated Peer Review): part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Peer Review:Examples
A writing assignment that asks students to summarize the findings of the Pew Ocean Commission report "America's Living Oceans, contrast it to an opposing viewpoint, and recommend a fisheries policy based ...

Subject: Geoscience: Biology, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Biological

Writing about the climate (Calibrated Peer Review): part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Peer Review:Examples
This is an example of a writing assignment focused on the use of data to understand the earth's recent climate history. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Greenhouse effect

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

Earth Systems Science part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Earth is studied in terms of how different physical and chemical systems interact with each other.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience



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