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2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project
Char Bezanson
Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the ...

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

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. -

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

Deriving bedform phase diagrams
Tom Hickson, University of St. Thomas (MN)
Students derive bedform phase diagrams from Middleton and Southard (1984) by plotting the original data (stolen using DataThief software from the publication) in Excel and defining bedform field boundaries. These ...

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

Using Computer Spatial Technologies (Geoplus Petra) for Subsurface Geological Analysis
Dave Barnes, Western Michigan University
The lab project is a culminating activity (following work with conventional core and petrophysical logs) in which the students compile a subsurface "project" using computer spatial technology software, ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Quantitative Reasoning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology, Teaching in Specific Environments:Laboratory, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Technology

Tracers in the hydrologic cycle: A jigsaw activity
Peter Lea, Bowdoin College
Using a jigsaw approach, students investigate biogeochemical transformations (nitrate, silica, pH and conductivity) of water as it moves through the hydrologic cycle. The resulting conceptual framework facilitates ...

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

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

Understanding the Carbon Cycle: A Jigsaw Approach
David Hastings, Eckerd College
In this "jigsaw" exercise, each student is assigned one of five geochemical processes in the carbon cycle to research, fully understand, and then explain to others in groups of five. At the end of class ...

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

Discovering Plate Boundaries
Dale Sawyer, Rice University
Students work collaboratively using data maps to discover plate tectonic boundary processes. Data sets used are earthquakes, volcanos, seafloor age, and topography. The authors below have submitted variations of ...

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