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

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, Biology, 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, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions

The Boxing Day Tsunami part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching Methods:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
Undergraduate students map data from the National Geophysical Data Center and the United States Geological Survey on Google Earth and study visualizations in order to explore the causes and effects of the Tsunami ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Marine Hazards, Physical , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

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

Northwest Passage part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching Methods:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
An investigation of changes in polar regions using Google Earth.

Subject: Geoscience: Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geography:Physical, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate: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

Cyber-mapping for Teaching Undergraduate Geosciences Courses part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Activities
Using cyber-mapping three-dimensional (3D) photo-realistic digital replica of geological outcrop to explain geometry of geological structures. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Structural Visualizations

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

Visualizing Earthquakes at Convergent Plate Margins part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
In this activity students visualize the distribution and magnitude of earthquakes at convergent plate boundaries. Earthquakes are visualized on a 3D globe, making it easy to see their distribution within ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics, Structural Geology

Calculation of Stream Discharge part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This lab is a field oriented exercise that visits two sites on the same stream to calculate stream discharge. It illustrates the influences of stream cross-sectional area on discharge and the resistance of bedrock ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water



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