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What is Magnitude? Earthquake Magnitude By Analogy part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Understanding magnitude scales by analogy to distance. Students use distance as a proxy for understanding how the logarithmic earthquake magnitude scale works. Very simple class or lab exercise for introductory ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

The Anatomy of a Rate Law part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment teaches geochemistry students to explain the mathematical forms of rate laws, and organize paragraphs in their writing assignments properly.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Reaction Kinetics/Rates

Explaining Seismic Hazard Probabilities part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This activity asks students to explain earthquake hazard probabilities to a lay audience of citizens, government officials and others.

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience

Rainfall and Elevation: A Charting and Critical Thinking Exercise part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Clouds and precipitation

Investigating the Rock Cycle Through Writing and Illustrating part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a quantative writing activity where students will use writing and illustrations to show their knowledge of the basic rock cycle.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Stream investigation: Investigate how a local stream might have an impact on our surrounding landscape. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students will make stream observations to determine its geologic processes and influence to our local topography.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial

Flow Characteristics of the Crow River part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation where students make observations, formulate a question, construct and collect data on that question on stream flow on the Crow River in Central Minnesota

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water

The Science of Puddles part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a field investigation of puddles where students gather data and record their findings.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Acids & Bases, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Hydrologic cycle, Chemistry

Investigating the Water Cycle: Using Plants to Study Evaporation part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this science activity, students investigate the water cycle by testing the water evaporated from leaves (transpiration) in a field experience. Students use elements of this information to track the water cycle through it's various stages.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Hydrologic cycle

Mary Anning: An artistic look at the "Princess of Paleontology" part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This lesson is a classroom activity where students learn about paleontologist Mary Anning, briefly learn about sedimentary rock, and complete observation drawings of Platteville Limestone fossils.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Paleontology

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