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

Forecasting Lake Effect Snow in Lake Superior region part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
This exercise is designed to present the realistic problems of forecasting weather. Lake effect snows are hard to forecast because they depend on information that isn't part of the regular set of information ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Meteorology:Forecasting, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Energy, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Clouds and precipitation

Adopt a Blob part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Deep Earth:Activities
Blobs are everywhere in the deep Earth! Students will adopt a "blob" and develop the various associated observable anomalies for it (tomography, gravity, etc). There could also be a potential for students ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics

Hurricane Tracking part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
This is a homework assignment that focuses student attention on ongoing hurricane/tropical storm development, often during the height of hurricane season. The students are directed to a web site (I like ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Forecasting, Air masses and fronts, Winds, Clouds and precipitation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air pressure, Extreme weather

Hurricane Investigation part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
This is a simple homework assignment that will reinforce topics discussed in lecture as well as enabling students to search and analyze information on the web.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Energy, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science

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

Reading Time Series Plots part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
This activity provides a brief introduction to GPS and provides a student activity to practice creating and reading time series plots with simplified GPS data and with authentic GPS data from Iceland.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

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

HMK 1_Plate Boundaries: Present, future, & past part of Cutting Edge:Geodesy:Activities
This project builds on in-class exercises and lectures by having students learn to identify modern, future, and past plate boundaries. Students will use trends in topography, distribution of earth quake and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Geophysics, Geophysics:Geodesy



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