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Glacial Isostatic Adjustment part of Cutting Edge: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

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:Physical, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Volcanism, 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:Anthropogenic 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:Natural causes

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