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Is the New Madrid Seismic Zone at risk for a large earthquake?
Eliza Richardson, Pennsylvania State Univ-Penn St. Erie-Behrend Coll
In this lesson we discuss the controversy regarding the extent of seismic risk in the central United States today. We learn how to estimate earthquake recurrence interval using a variety of methods. This lesson ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Quantitative Reasoning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning

When and How Did Continental Crust Form?
Dave Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman
Many models have been proposed regarding the timing and mechanisms that first formed the continental crust. The purpose of this exercise is to help students explore the question of crustal genesis and evolution ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
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Investigative Case - "Goodbye Honey Buckets"
Developed by Lana McNeil, College of Rural Alaska, Nome for Lifelines Online. (http://bioquest.org/lifelines/index.html)
Students will investigate arctic geology and hydrology as well as tundra ecology as they consider options for sewage treatment. Public safety, environmental impact, and issues of construction and engineering will be explored.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Assessments
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Investigative Case - "Holy Starbucks Batman!"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Stacey Kiser at Lane Community College. (http://bioquest.org/lifelines/index.html)
Students will investigate caffeine as a potential new pollutant in a northwest river system. Effects of caffeine on invertebrates and salmon fry will be explored through field work and lab work.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Assessments
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Investigative Case - "Home, Home on the River"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Sara Simmers of Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND. (http://bioquest.org/lifelines/index.html)
Students will examine the complex issues that result from human use of ecologically sensitive areas. The students will investigate these issues from the point of view of their major/career path.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Assessments
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Investigative Case - Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake
Developed by Monica Bruckner, Montana State University, based on the Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake WebQuest by Sarah Bordenstein, Marine Biological Laboratory.
The Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake WebQuest leads students in a guided exploration of Mono Lake's extreme environment and asks them to consider the preservation of this environment in relation to the needs of humans.

Resource Type: Activities: Computer Applications, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies, Activities:Classroom Activity, Project
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Investigative Case - "Swampeast Missouri"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Michelle Fisher at Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, Missouri. (http://www.bioquest.org/lifeline/ (more info) )
Students will explore wetland hydrology and biology and decide whether or not to restore a wetland or retain dams and drainage systems.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Assessments
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Antibacterial soaps, friend or foe: An investigative case study
Ann Mills
This lab activity will not only draw on students' real life experiences but will also draw on student's previous lab experiences in proper laboratory techniques and data analysis performed in previous activities. The lab will incorporate the use of scientific inquiry methods and strategies while students develop reasonable answers to the questions asked.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies
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Investigative Case - "Malama Keone'o'io"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Ann Coopersmith at Maui Community College. (http://www.bioquest.org/lifelines/)
Students will learn techniques for conducting a local environmental assessment in an ecologically sensitive area. Identification of native plants and methodologies for sampling will be taught in the classroom and then reinforced in the field. The module also includes a community awareness and conservation aspect.

Resource Type: Activities: Assessments, Activities:Project
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Investigative Case - "European Starlings and Woopeckers"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Arthur G. Nonhof. (www.bioquest.org/lifelines/)
An exploration into Niche Competition and Population Ecology

Resource Type: Activities: Assessments:Other Assessment Type, Peer Assessment, Assessments, Activities:Project
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