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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

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

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

Problem-Based Learning: UV Menace part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Students work as a team to determine the causes, effects, and solutions to ozone depletion. They work out what they need to know, and split the team up to research different parts of the issue. -

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition

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

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

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

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



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