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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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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Virtual Field Trip, Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Teaching in Specific Environments:Virtual Field Trips, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Communication Skills:Writing, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Role Playing

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

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 ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Special Topics:Teaching with Literature, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Role Playing, Debates, Quantitative Reasoning:Quantitative Literacy

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, Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving

2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project
Char Bezanson, Eastview High School, Apple Valley, Minnesota
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 ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Writing Assignment, Classroom Activity:Jigsaw
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Visuals, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning

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

Using NOAA NCDC Pollen Database to study vegetation history
Cathy Whitlock, Montana State University-Bozeman
This lab exercise uses SiteSeer, a public domain software available through NOAA/NCDC, to learn how to retrieve and query the NOAA NCDC pollen database. Students first work through a set of simple exercises that ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving

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
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving

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
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning

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
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning




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