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Where is that chunk of crust going? part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
I introduce students to GPS, frames of reference, and the permanent GPS stations in the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) in class, and obtain near-real-time data for two stations from UNAVCO. We use ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Is There a Trend in Hurricane Number or Intensity? part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
This lab guides students through an examination of the hurricane record to determine if there is a trend in hurricane intensity over the past 40 years and introduces some issues related to statistics and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions

Seasonal variation in light, mixing depth and primary productivity in temperate northern hemisphere waters part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Oceanography:Activities
In this exercise students work with light, temperature, and phytoplankton biomass proxy (chlorophyll a concentration) data to; Become more skilled in reading and interpreting semi log graphs, temperature profiles, ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Biological, Chemical, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Biology, Ecology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column

Using Excel to plot numerical and analytical forms of the diffusion equation part of Cutting Edge:Manage Your Career:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities
This computer-based assignment forces students to compare and contrast integral and differential forms of the conservation of mass equation, as well as analytical and numerical approaches to solution. Students are ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water

Reagents, Compositions, Weight Loss part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities
This is a short experimental study of several different reagents and what happens to them when they are heated to 110° and 1200° C.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Crystal Chemistry, Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics

Radiocarbon dating project part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
This is an example of an activity used in a Quaternary Geochronology course, in which a small group of students (3-4) is tasked with transforming a set of activity measurements into radiocarbon ages and calibrated ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Geoscience:Paleontology:Biostratigraphy/Biogeography , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Paleoclimate records

River Flooding and Erosion part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Urban Geology:Activities
Students take a real-life situation (river flooding and erosion), use real flood and map data, and make predictions and recommendations as to what to do to help alleviate the problem.

Subject: Geoscience: Mathematics:Statistics:Probability, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments:Continental, Mathematics:Statistics

Using NOAA NCDC Pollen Database to study vegetation history part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Activities
This lab exercise uses SiteSeer, a public domain software available through NOAA/NCDC, to learn how to retrieve and query the NOAA NCDC pollen database. Students first work through a set of simple exercises that ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Paleontology:Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Earthquake Investigation Workshop: Shake, Rattle, & Rock part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Geodesy:Activities
This workshop is part of an NSF-funded effort to provide professional development to STEM teachers in Rhode Island. In this activity, students will make "earthquakes" using a simple model, the earthquake ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology

VEPP: Volcanic activity and monitoring of Pu`u `O`o, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Volcano Exploration Project: Pu`u `O`o:Examples
Brief three-line description of the activity or assignment and its strengths: This is a 10-week group project for a Volcanic Hazards elective course, for undergraduate geology students. Students will access and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Volcanoes, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology

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