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An Experiential Pedagogy for Sustainability Ethics: The Externalities Game part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
The Externalities Game is a non-cooperative game that teaches students about the concept of environmental externalities and allows them to directly experience the moral dimensions of collective action problems. It ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Human Population:Developing/Developed Countries, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Energy:Energy Policy , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Mitigation of climate change, Public policy , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Public policy, Environmental Science:Policy:Energy Policy, Geography:Human/Cultural, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Ethics/Values, Environmental Decision-Making, Global Policy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology

Eruption! part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
Eruption! is a volcanic crisis simulation model in which students role-play villagers, the governor, volcanologists, and the press, working to preserve their lives and homes from an active volcano. -

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Policy:Local Policy

Collaborative Decision Making: NASA's Deep Impact Mission part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
This is collaborative problem solving using data in which students role-play NASA and other personnel determining a good strategy for launching a probe to study a comet. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science

Yellowstone Fires part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
This module enables students to take a problem-based learning approach to wildfires, in particular whether a "let-it-burn" policy makes sense in Yellowstone National Park. -

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Wildfires, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Clouds and precipitation, Biology, Environmental Science:Forest Resources, Ecosystems:Ecology, Environmental Science:Policy:State Policy, US National Policy

The Forecast Factory part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
This is a highly scripted role-playing exercise in which students act out the elements of the weather-forecasting process, from TV announcers to the continuity equation. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology

Using a Town Meeting Scenario to Explore the Impacts of Hurricane Sandy part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Activities
In this role-playing activity, students are assigned into groups which will explore specific roles related to Hurricane Sandy. A mock town meeting scenario where the community is requesting input for how to address the challenges of rebuilding their homes, businesses, and infrastructure allows for the class to learn more about the multiple perspectives, issues, and interests resulting from this devastating disaster.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes

Ideas for Resources: Geology Lab Manual part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
This site offers an overview of role-playing activities and contains a partially-fleshed-out list of questions and situations dealing with water, minerals, and public policy. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology, Hydrology

The Living Edens: Virtual Yellowstone Tour part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
Students take the role of park rangers during this lesson and make use of a virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, particularly its spectacular geologic features. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology

What sizes are the planets and how do they move around the sun? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science

The Incredible Journey- A Walk Through the Water Cycle part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a classroom investigation where students predict, explore and evaluate what happens to water as it travels through the water cycle.

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


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