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Boolean Raster Well Exercise part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Enrique Gomezdelcampo, Bowling Green State University Summary This is a paper and pencil exercise using boolean raster grids. The exercise gives students a better understanding of how the GIS software works. ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Well hydraulics

Analyzing Hurricanes part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
The exercise uses GIS to explore historical data on hurricanes (path, strength, name). Students identify trends in hurricane records, the impact of hurricanes on major U.S. cities, and how hurricanes change through ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Energy, Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Seasonal patterns

Glacial Isostatic Adjustment part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Geodesy:Activities
The activity begins with a hands-on lab students design to consider the relationship between increasing masses loaded on a viscous medium. Students then investigate the Antarctic ice sheet and Pleistocene glacial ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy

Names in the Field: A Simple GPS Field Exercise part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples
Simple field exercise to introduce the concepts of GPS position data acquisition. Students "write" words in a field and upload the data to map it in GIS or spreadsheet software. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology, Geography:Geospatial

Explorations of Spatial Distributions of Environmental and Health-Related Data part of Cutting Edge:Geology and Human Health:Workshop 04:Activities
This activity introduces the student to basic concepts of spatial distribution of environmental and health data with an easy to use on-line mapping program. -

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Air Quality, Waste, Ecosystems, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning

WorldWatcher Project: Global Warming Project part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
In this exercise, students role-play advisors to various heads of state on the subject of global warming. The web site also has free modeling and GIS software and lesson and lab plans. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Public policy , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Greenhouse effect, Natural causes, Anthropogenic causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Natural causes, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Policy:Global Policy, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Public policy, Impacts of climate change, Greenhouse effect, Greenhouse gas emissions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Anthropogenic causes

Mapping Plate Boundaries part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples
Students can discover plate boundaries by plotting different sets of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on maps. These are then stacked on the overhead projector, outlining the tectonic plates. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geography:Geospatial, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geography:Physical, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

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