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Viewpoint on Causes of Global Warming - An Assignment Using Anonymous Electronic Peer Review With a Dropbox part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Peer Review:Examples
This is an anonymous electronic peer review exercise that utilizes a dropbox, where students detail and support their viewpoint on nonhuman-induced global warming. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Natural causes, Anthropogenic causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Natural causes, Anthropogenic causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

Reducing Volcanic Hazards to People and Property - An Assignment with Electronic Peer Review part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Peer Review:Examples
This electronic peer review exercise has students discuss the major volcanic hazards and risks to humans. -

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Geoscience

Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Introduction - Why Study Geology? part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Peer Review:Examples
Sarah Andrews is a geologist who has also written a series of successful mystery novels featuring (naturally) a geologist who solves crimes in her spare time. Students read her article, "Why Study ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology

Mars Landing Site Selection: An exercise in reading geologic maps and other geologic data sets part of Cutting Edge:Discoveries from Mars:Activities
Students use available Mars data to select the next rover landing sites, given appropriate engineering, geologic and biologic constraints. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Images/Maps/Visualizations, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Geologic History

Human Impacts on Sharks: Developing an Essay Through Peer-Review on a Discussion Board part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Peer Review:Examples
Through a discussion board, students comment and respond to paper topics on the human impacts on sharks. -

Subject: Geoscience: Biology:Ecology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology

Geological Map Problem part of Cutting Edge:Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
This is a lab activity that is designed to help introductory, non-science majors integrate their geological knowledge near the end of the course. In this activity, students work in self-selected groups of up to four per group on the history of a sketch geological map.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology, Education:Assessment

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

Using Range Through Charts: Constructing a Diversity Curve part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
This is a hands-on jigsaw-style assignment for a non-majors geology class that illustrates when different groups of organisms originate, persist and go extinct in geological time. Students will be able to construct ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Paleontology:Extinction and Diversity

Exploring lithological assemblages and structural styles of granite-greenstone belts part of Cutting Edge:Early Earth:Activities
In this 1 week module, students use primary literature to study structural and tectonic styles within Archean granite-greenstone belts.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics



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