Examples of Using Data to Teach Earth Processes

This collection contains examples contributed by scientists and faculty of ways in which exploring or collecting data can be used to engage students in learning geoscience. Each example includes a description of the activity, its learning goals, the context in which it is used, information on the needed data, tools, and activities and suggestions for evaluation.

The initial collection was created in collaboration with the Geological Society of America where the examples were given in a poster session "Using Data to Teach Earth Processes: An Illustrated Community Discussion".

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Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Bob Bauer, University of Missouri - × Students and faculty participate in an integrated effort to characterize hydrologic relationships using hydrologic, geologic & geophysical data -

Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Water cycle/groundwater-surface water interface, Unsaturated zone/recharge, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water, Solid Earth:Geophysics
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Collect and interpret data
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Project, Lab Activity

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Elizabeth Clark and Mary Savina, Carleton College - This activity uses historical precipitation and temperature data from the NDP-041 data set to expose students to the types and applications of climatological ...

Topics: Climate, Atmosphere
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Analyze published data
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

Using Data to Teach Earth Processes An Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Stephen K. Boss University of Arkansas - Hands-on, inquiry-based activities utilizing Internet data resources and state-of-the-art computer animation programs available on desk-top/laptop computers. Animations are ...

Topics: Solid Earth, Energy/Material cycles, Earth surface
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Analyze model behavior, Illustrating concepts and ideas
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Resource Type: Activities: Curriculum Description, Activities:Lab Activity

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Kathleen Abbott Blasland, Bouck, and Lee - This is a midterm project where students have the opportunity to investigate in-depth the physical features of a state. This poster project introduces students to diverse ...

Topics: Solid Earth
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Analyze published data
Inquiry Level: Open-Ended Exploration
Resource Type: Activities: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Project

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Robert F. Dymek Washington University - Students learn how to prepare samples for XRF analysis by collecting samples in the field and going through each step of the process in order to obtain analyical results. -

Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Solid Earth:Petrology:Igneous Rocks , Geochemistry
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Collect and interpret data
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry, Step-By-Step Instruction
Resource Type: Activities: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Lab Activity

Using an M&M® Magma Chamber to Illustrate Magmatic Differentiation part of Activities
submitted by Karl Wirth, Macalester College The M&M® magma chamber exercise was developed to provide students first-hand experience with the process of magmatic differentiation by fractional crystallization ...

Use: Illustrating concepts and ideas
Inquiry Level: Step-By-Step Instruction
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Classroom Activity

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
John Van Hoesen Green Mountain College - This laboratory exercise helps student bridge the gap between fieldwork, data collection, visualization, and interpretation of the data. Using a combination of surveying ...

Topics: Earth surface, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water
Use: Illustrating concepts and ideas, Enabling Student Investigation:Collect and interpret data
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Dan E. Olson/Tina Johnson Edgewood College / UW-Madison - Semester long research projects as a partial substitute for traditional laboratory exercises have been implemented in two, two-semester long Introductory ...

Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology/Earthquakes/Seismic Reflection Profiling, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Climate, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Collect and interpret data, Illustrating concepts and ideas
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Jim Roark NASA GSFC SSAI - We are using topography data of Earth and Mars to produce accurate 3-dimensional plastic models of comparable large scale geologic surface features from both planets. These models will be ...

Topics: Earth surface, Solar system
Use: Illustrating concepts and ideas, Enabling Student Investigation:Analyze published data
Inquiry Level: Step-By-Step Instruction
Resource Type: Activities: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Activities
Carey Gazis Central Washington University - We are using data acquired with an ICP-MS to teach students about water chemistry at a variety of levels, ranging from high school students to upper level college ...

Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Collect and interpret data
Inquiry Level: Guided Inquiry
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Lab Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities

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