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Landscape Evolution Debate
Amanda Schmidt, Oberlin College
Students are assigned to read one of the three papers on tectonic geomorphology (landscape evolution) published by Nature in 2003 (Burbank et al., Dadson et al., and Reiners et al.). All also read the editorial by ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning

Poleward Heat Transport Jigsaw
E. Christa Farmer, Hofstra University
Based on great plate tectonic exercise by Sawyer et al. (2005 JGE), this small-group exercise with maps of data about earth's energy balance helps students visualize poleward heat transport.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Activities, Lab Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Other:Cooperative Learning

A "Jigsaw" Activity for Teaching about Uranium Mining on the Navajo Nation
Erin Klauk, Montana State University-Bozeman
This activity takes an Earth system approach to teach about uranium mining on the Navajo Nation, and can be modified to teach a variety of case studies.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Activities:Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving

Runaway Greenhouse Effect Exercise
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
This site has a collection of role-playing exercises that provide the students with equations and data to use in collaborative problem-solving. -

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Project, Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Other:Cooperative Learning, Role Playing

Characterizing Plate Boundaries
Bill Hirt, College of the Siskiyous
Students examine maps showing four different types of geologic data along three specific plate boundaries, and document the patterns in the data along each boundary. Next, they compare their observations to the ...

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New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

Using "Dante's Peak" to Discuss Response to Risk
Michael Phillips, Illinois Valley Community College
In this classroom activity, students watch the movie "Dante's Peak" up to the point where Harry Dalton's supervisor arrives and talks to the town council. Students then compare and contrast Harry's assessment and advice to that of his supervisor, discuss the reaction of the town council members, and develop their own recommendations for how the scientists and town should proceed.

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New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Other:Group Work, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Other:Cooperative Learning

Interpreting Fossil Assemblages
Diana Boyer, SUNY College at Oswego
This assignment is a synthesis of many of the skills learned throughout the course from taxonomic identification to paleoecological interpretations.

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Using Excel to plot numerical and analytical forms of the diffusion equation
Anne Lightbody, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
This computer-based assignment forces students to compare and contrast integral and differential forms of the conservation of mass equation, as well as analytical and numerical approaches to solution. Students are ...

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New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Other:Inquiry, Teaching in Specific Environments:Indoor Labs, Quantitative Reasoning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:In-Class Problems, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Technology, Teaching with Data, Teaching with Models, Quantitative Reasoning:Teaching with Equations

Water Wars: A look at Gallatin Valley Water Controversies
Laurie Cantwell, Montana State University-Bozeman
This virtual field trip explores the science and policy of a ground water dispute in Gallatin Valley Montana. The virtual field trip uses a role-playing activity to explore the geology, hydrology and policy related ...

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New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Communication Skills:Writing, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Role Playing, Teaching in Specific Environments:Virtual Field Trips

When Does Aquifer Heterogeneity Matter? Predicting the Influence of Alternative Conceptual Models on Contaminant Plume Migration
Larry Lemke, Wayne State University
In this classroom activity, students are given two alternative conceptualizations of aquifer/aquitard distributions in a glacial aquifer system and asked to predict differences in the migration of contaminant ...

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New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Quantitative Reasoning, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology, Teaching in Specific Environments:Indoor Labs, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving

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