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Natural Disaster Risk at Home part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students analyze the natural disaster threat and potential mitigation techniques of their (family) home.

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology:Tectonics

Determining slope movement and water contamination of quicklime deposits along Lake Winnebago, High Cliff State Park, Wisconsin part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
For nearly 100 years, the site that is now High Cliff State Park near Sherwood, WI was the site of a quicklime kiln. Local Silurian dolomite from the Niagara Escarpment was quarried and baked in large kilns before ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology

Intro to Graphing part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Intro to Graphing is a 2-phase exercise that introduces students to Excel for the purposes of properly storing their data and producing graphs.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

Water Sampling Activity part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Undergraduate students sample surface water in on-campus ponds using scientific techniques and analyze results.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity

Writing a hypothesis and designing an dxperiment for a high altitude balloon flight part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
This is a small part of a much larger project in which students complete an high altitude balloon flight (HAB). In this part they complete a series of steps that encourage collaboration, communication, cooperation, ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

Developing Student Ability to Ask Scientific Questions part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
This activity is a two-part (three week) lab in which students initially develop a claim (non-scientific) and learn how to use evidence to support a claim. They then are provided with a scientific research question ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water

Aurora Mastodont Project - Matrix Analyses Project part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
This is a laboratory based assignment that is for Introductory level geoscience classes (Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Earth Science) that brings an authentic research experience to your students. In the ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Paleontology

West Texas: Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns, Big Bend part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Neil Haywood, Kevin Hefferean University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Geology/Geography 393: Field Trip - Southwestern USA Intended Audience: Geology and Geography undergraduate students Location: Guadalupe ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology

Impact Craters and Water on Mars part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Students explore for water on Mars using impact crater morphology. During this lab, students: learn to use the equation writing and graphing capabilities in Microsoft Excel, thendevelop and apply an impact crater depth-diameter relationship in an effort to constrain the depth to a possible water-rich layer beneath one or more portions of the surface of Mars!

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology

Petrology in the Field and Laboratory part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Undergraduate Research:Examples
In this multi-week project, students collect samples in the field, analyze them using various tools and instruments, then present their results and interpretations.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy

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