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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

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

Science in the Courtroom: The Woburn Toxic Trial part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
In this exercise, hydrology students role-play expert witnesses in a mock trial dealing with contamination of groundwater. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant 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

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

Jurassic Park Debate part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
This role-playing exercise casts students as scientific specialists, assigned to a group either supporting or opposing the cloning of dinosaurs. Each group researches and presents its argument. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Paleontology, Geology:Historical Geology

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:Public policy, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Policy:Energy 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:Greenhouse gas emissions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology

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

Rock Cycle Skit part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a skit, commercial or song/rap about the rock cycle

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience


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