Submit an Activity

We are creating a collection of teaching materials that highlights effective pedagogy for teaching geoscience in the field. From the materials that you provide below, we will create a web page describing your activity. Please complete all fields. You are encouraged to upload files to accompany your example.

You retain all rights to your contributed work and are responsible for referencing other people's work and for obtaining permission to use any copyrighted material within your contribution. By contributing your work to this website, you give the project a license for non-commercial distribution of the material, provided that we attribute the material to you. (Learn more about this kind of Creative Commons license.)

After you submit this form you will be able to immediately view a page containing your materials and make changes to that page. If you choose not to view your submission, SERC staff will take care of making your submission into a page. This process usually takes a few days.

Note: You must fill out this form in a single session. Please read through the form and make sure that you have all of the information you will need before you begin. You may also find it helpful to read an example teaching activity web page. (opens in a new window)

Thank you in advance for making this contribution!

About You

Your Activity or Assignment

Type of Activity

ContextTo help your colleagues understand when or how they might successfully use your activity with their own students, please provide the following information on context.

Goals of the Activity or AssignmentTo help your colleagues understand the role of this activity or assignment in your course, please provide a statement of the goals that you have for students in the following three areas:

DescriptionPlease provide a short description of your activity or assignment and its outcomes. Be sure to include essential key words or index terms to help users find resources using our search/browse functions. You will find a sample description below.
Sample Description

Most people understand that significant climate changes are predicted in the next century, but they may not be aware that these changes will likely vary regionally. Using climatological data from the University of New Hampshire's EOS-WEBSTER, students will obtain annual predictions for minimum temperature, maximum temperature, precipitation, and solar radiation for Minnesota and California to explore this regional variability. Data will span the years 2000 through 2100. Students import the data into a spreadsheet application and analyze it to interpret regional differences. Finally, students download data for their home state and compare them with the other two states to answer a series of questions about regional differences in climate change.


Supporting references and/or URLs

Upload filesWe encourage you to upload files with the full activity description or actual assignment, instructor's notes, and a solution set. You may also upload additional supporting materials such as grading rubrics, data files, images, and sample student work. Please be sure that your files are smaller than 50 Mb. This is a hard upper limit - we hope that your files will, in fact, be much smaller than this!

Activity Description/Assignment

A single file containing a complete description of the activity or the actual assignment given to students. Please be sure to include a cover page with at least a title, author(s), affiliation, and contact information. We encourage you to provide relevant background information, context, and goals on the same cover sheet.

Instructor's Notes

A single file with additional background information for the instructor. This might include a discussion of the background knowledge and skills needed to complete the activity, lecture notes, instructions on how to run the activity, tips for success, etc.

Solution Set

A single file with the solutions to the activity.

Supporting Materials

You may upload up to five additional files to accompany your submission. If you have more than five additional files, please combine them (such as in a .zip archive) for uploading.