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Google Earth Tours of Glacier Change part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Activities
A detailed Google Earth tour of glacier change over the last 50 years is given in class as an introduction. Students are then asked to select from a group of glaciers and create their own Google Earth tour ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Review for interdisiplinary science course (stream ecology, watersheds) part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This is a large-scale participatory activity used to prompt students to review what they have learned and to think actively and cooperatively about the connections between the systems we have discussed prior to the ...

Subject: Geoscience: Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Ground Water, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Water Quality and Quantity

In Search of GLOBE Data part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Visualization:Examples
Students use on-line GLOBE search tools to locate and display data from schools and use the data to answer questions regarding weather and climate. Answer key provided.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Seasonal patterns, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Regional climates, Geography:Physical, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Measurements

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

Relative Dating on Earth and Mars part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students apply principles of relative dating to a cross-section, then to the surface of Mars.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Geologic History

Relative Age-dating -- Discovery of Important Stratigraphic Principles part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students don't have to be passively taught the important principles geologists use to do relative age-dating of rocks and geologic events. By careful analysis and critical thinking about photos and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

Using THEMIS Images of Mars Graben in a Structural Geology Course part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Discoveries from Mars:Activities
Students use Mars THEMIS images of normal faults to learn to recognize features of normal faults systems that are typically obscured on Earth by erosion and/or deposition and to calculate displacement and estimate ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Structure/Tectonics, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Images/Maps/Visualizations

How Many Is A Million? part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Rates and Time:Visualizations with Teaching Notes
Roger Steinberg, Department of Natural Sciences, Del Mar College Description To help students visualize the immensity of geologic time, or even the immensity of just one million years, I have created a very large ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

Investigation: When will there no longer be glaciers in Glacier National Park? part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students use historical data on the extent of the Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park to estimate when the glacier will melt completely.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Hydrology, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Paleotempestology Lab part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Paleotempestology Lab: this lab activity is designed to help students gain experience in relative and absolute dating techniques as well as a sense of how scientific investigations proceed.

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather

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