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

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

An Activity to Introduce the Geoscience Perspective part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
This role-playing exercise introduces students to geology by having them examine rocks from the perspective of a child, a sculptor, a geologist or someone from another walk of life. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology

Using a Groundwater Pollution Problem to Develop Professional Communication Skills part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Professional Communications Projects:Examples

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Water and society, policy, and management, Water supply/water resource evaluation, Contaminant hydrology

Discovering the Principles of Relative Age Determination a Think-Pair-Share In-Class Activity part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
In this in-class activity, students are challenged to identify rock units and geologic features and determine the relative ages of these features without prior instruction in the classical methods of relative age determination.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

Accuracy, Precision, and Topographic Data part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
This jigsaw style exercise challenges new geomorphology students to collect topographic data and analyze its accuracy and precision.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques

Evaluating the lines of evidence for plate tectonics part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
In this in-class exercise, students compare several lines of evidence that support the ideas of continental drift and plate tectonics. Before the class meeting, each student is given a preparation assignment in which he/she studies one "continental drift" and one "ocean floor data" map. In class, students divide into teams of 3, with each team member having prepared different specialties. They discuss their respective maps and look for spatial patterns among the data.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology:Tectonics, Sedimentary Geology

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

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

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



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