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Virtual Oil Well Game part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
This strategy game has players prospect for oil using seismic profiles on limited budgets. -

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Energy, Solid Earth

GPS Treasure Hunt part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
Students are divided into teams, each of which is given a list of instructions and a GPS unit, and sent to find certain locations. At each stop, they identify a particular building stone or a plant. -

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions, Biosphere, Geography, Solid Earth

Welcome to Planet Oit! part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
This is an online adventure game in which players prospect for minerals on a virtual geologically realistic world. -

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Earth Materials:Minerals, Rocks

Wheel of... Geology! part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
This quiz game is intended to help students review for an upcoming exam. Topics of questions are randomly determined by spinning a wheel. Teams answer questions using electronic CPS handhelds. -

Earth System Topics: Geography, Surface Processes, Solar System and Astronomy, Climate, Biosphere:Ecology, Hydrology, Solid Earth, Time/Earth History, Biosphere, Oceans, Human Dimensions, Atmosphere

Traditional NADS Scum Run part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
This exercise consists of a relay race in which students must identify specimens or answer questions at various stations. -

Earth System Topics: Biosphere, Solid Earth