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Lab using Volcano Scenarios: Hazard Maps and Communicating Risk part of Cutting Edge:Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
This is a lab activity in which small groups of students work with maps, rocks, photographs of volcanic deposits, and textual data to construct a hazard map and a risk communication plan for a specific volcano. Each group is assigned a "volcano scenario," which is based on real volcanoes.

Subject: Geoscience: Education:Assessment, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology

Exploring Soil Development & Conservation of Mass part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This activity aims to develop understanding of soil formation using the principles of conservation of mass. This is best applied to a chronosequence of 2 soils/deposits, such as a set of terraces or glacial ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Climate/Paleoclimate, Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial

Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Role-Play Exercise part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
When the science is so clear, why is it so difficult to make agreements that will reduce our impact on climate change? This exercise is designed to help students explore that important question in an active and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Public policy , Mitigation of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Public policy, Environmental Science:Policy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

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

MER (Mars Exploration Rover ) Landing Site Selection part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Discoveries from Mars:Activities
Via a jigsaw role-playing exercise in which students become geologists, astrobiologists and engineers, real data and available constrains are used to identify landing sites for the MER rovers. A debate format is ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Missions/Data Acquisition, Water/Ice, Life on Mars

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

Living with Volcanoes: An Introduction to Geoarchaeology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Environmental Geology:Activities
This activity introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of geoarchaeology through a case study of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. It combines short lectures with questions requiring analyses of a ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Sociology, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards

Physical Properties of Minerals and Determinative Techniques part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities
This activity uses cooperative learning to identify minerals in hand sample based on physical properties. The "Jigsaw" pedagogy upon which this lab is based provides the environment for four succeeding ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Physical Properties

Exploring phyllosilicate structures with polyhedral models part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities
In this exercise, students build polyhedral models to learn about phyllosilicate structures and how they relate to physical properties. This directed-discovery activity is a very 'hands-on' experience ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Sheet Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Crystal Chemistry

To Drill or Not to Drill? A Case Study in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Environmental Geology:Activities
To Drill or Not to Drill is a multidisciplinary problem based learning exercise, which intends to increase students' knowledge of a variety of topics through a real world environmental topic. In addition, ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Energy:Energy Policy , Environmental Science, Policy:Energy Policy, Environmental Science:Sustainability



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