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

Using Visual MODFLOW to Simulate Groundwater Flow and Transport part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Activities
Investigate the Dupuit Approximation to describe groundwater flow in an unconfined aquifer, using a computer spreadsheet program and Visual MODFLOW (Waterloo Hydrogeologic, Inc.). The major strength of this ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Groundwater modeling, Groundwater flow

Gulf Stream Heat Budget and Europe part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Visualization:Examples
Student groups are presented a problem scenario to research and make recommendations, predictions, and a resolution of the problem based on data and visualizations.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Global Temperatures part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students analyze the global temperature record from 1867 to the present. Long-term trends and shorter-term fluctuations are both evaluated. -

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

2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

Global Earthquakes: Teaching about Earthquakes with Data and 3D Visualizations part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Visualization:Examples
In this series of visualizations and accompanying activities, students visualize the distribution and magnitude of earthquakes and explore their distribution at plate boundaries. Earthquakes are visualized on a 3D ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity

Visualizing Global Earthquakes – Where and Why do Earthquakes Occur? part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Visualization:Examples
In this activity students visualize the distribution and magnitude of earthquakes at and below the surface of Earth and how their distribution is related to plate boundaries. Earthquakes are visualized on a 3D ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Tectonics

The Modern Atmospheric CO2 Record part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students compare carbon dioxide (CO2) data from Mauna Loa Observatory, Barrow (Alaska), and the South Pole over the past 40 years to help them better understand what controls atmospheric CO2. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Greenhouse effect, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition, Biology

Sea Ice Extension for the Earth as a System Learning Activity part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Visualization:Examples
The purpose is to identify global patterns and connections in environmental data contained in the GLOBE Earth Systems Poster; to connect observations made within the Earth Systems Poster to data and information at ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Ocean-Climate Interactions, Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Hydrology:Snowpack and Snow Melt, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Environmental Science, :Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance

Relative Dating on Earth and Mars part of Cutting Edge: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



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