Accessing Streamflow Data via the Worldwide Web
This activity was selected for the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Collection
Resources in this top level collection a) must have scored Exemplary or Very Good in all five review categories, and must also rate as “Exemplary” in at least three of the five categories. The five categories included in the peer review process are
- Scientific Accuracy
- Alignment of Learning Goals, Activities, and Assessments
- Pedagogic Effectiveness
- Robustness (usability and dependability of all components)
- Completeness of the ActivitySheet web page
For more information about the peer review process itself, please see http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/review.html.
This activity has benefited from input from faculty educators beyond the author through a review and suggestion process. This review took place as a part of a faculty professional development workshop where groups of faculty reviewed each others' activities and offered feedback and ideas for improvements. To learn more about the process On the Cutting Edge uses for activity review, see http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/review.html.
This page first made public: Nov 18, 2011
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Content/concepts goals for this activity
- Develop predictive relations for streamflow based on characteristics of drainage basins which are easily measured, e.g. drainage area, mean annual precipitation and average basin slope.
- Analyze long-terms trends in precipitation in two areas of the USA
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
- Interpretation of plots and graphical relations between two or more variables.
- Hypothesis tests involving statistical tests of significance
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