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Calibrate Peer ReviewTM: Petroleum Geology of the Persian Gulf Region part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Peer Review:Examples
Students explore the origin and distribution of oil and gas in a region of global significance, the Middle East, including the geologic history and the socio-political and environmental issues associated with ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Economic Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Petroleum/Coal Geology, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels

Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Indian Ocean - Geologic History of A Large Igneous Province part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Peer Review:Examples
This activity explores the significance and geologic history of the Kerguelen Plateau Large Igneous Province, as revealed by Ocean Drilling Program. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the ...

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

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 Indian Monsoon (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 understand mechanisms and processes that result in the Indian Monsoon. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Seasonal patterns, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Measurements, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions

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

MER (Mars Exploration Rover ) Landing Site Selection part of Cutting Edge: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, Life on Mars, Water/Ice

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, Geologic History, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations



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