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Abrupt climate change, greenhouse gases, and the bipolar see-saw part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities
In this activity, students work with paleoclimate proxy data (d18O, CH4, CO2)from the Byrd and GISP2 ice cores. Students prepare a graph of paleoclimate data and use the graph to answer several questions about the ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

Radiometric Dating Isochron exercise part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
Hands-on introduction to using the isochron method to determine radiometric ages.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

Dating Students: Relative vs. Numerical Time part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
This activity introduces students to the fundamental ideas of relative versus radiometric dating, using the students themselves as a sample population. In the first half, the students attempt to order the people in ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

Consequences of Modern Energy Use: A Remote Sensing analysis of the gulf oil spill using ArcGIS software. part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Activities
Students download satellite imagery and conduct a remote sensing analysis of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using ArcGIS software.

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Organic Chemicals, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels

When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine (College Level) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples
College-level adaptation of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter. Students explore the critical role phytoplankton play in the marine food web. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Oceanography, Geography:Geospatial, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology

Stratospheric Ozone part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students explore observational data from ozone-sondes, TOMS, and UARS measurements to learn about changes in stratospheric ozone over the past several decades. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion

Water Quality-Total Dissolved Solids part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students use a microcomputer connected to a conductivity probe to measure the total dissolved solids in local area water samples. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry

Sun Spot Analysis part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Introductory students use Excel to graph monthly mean Greenwich sunspot numbers from 1749 to 2004 and perform a spectral analysis of the data using the free software program "Spectra". -

Subject: Geoscience: Physics:Astronomy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Solar and terrestrial radiation

Using Mass Balance to Understand Atmospheric CFCs part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students use an interactive online mass balance model help understand the observed levels of chlorofluorocarbon CFC-12 over the recent past. -

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion, Environmental Science:Policy:Global Policy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition

Stream Characteristics Lab part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students determine the relationship between the sinuosity of a river and its gradient by calculating gradients and sinuosity, and generating a graph on Excel. They then test the relationship by making measurements on a picture generated on Google Earth.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology, Hydrology



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