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Data, Accuracy and Precision
Scott Linneman, Western Washington University
This first lab exercise requires lower-division geomorph students to generate and compare three topographic data sets for a small feature on campus.

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

Exploring Soil Development & Conservation of Mass
Clifford Riebe, University of Wyoming
This activity aims to develop understanding of soil formation using the principles of conservation of mass. This is best applied to a chronosequence of 2 soils/deposits, such as a set of terraces or glacial ...

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

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

MER (Mars Exploration Rover ) Landing Site Selection
Eric Grosfils, Pomona College
Via a jigsaw role-playing exercise in which students become geologists, astrobiologists and engineers, real data and available constrains are used to identify landing sites for the MER rovers. A debate format is ...

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

Physical Properties of Minerals and Determinative Techniques
This activity uses cooperative learning to identify minerals in hand sample based on physical properties. The "Jigsaw" pedagogy upon which this lab is based provides the environment for four succeeding ...

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

Exploring phyllosilicate structures with polyhedral models
James Rougvie, Beloit College
In this exercise, students build polyhedral models to learn about phyllosilicate structures and how they relate to physical properties. This directed-discovery activity is a very 'hands-on' experience ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Group Work, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Models:Physical Analog Models, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning

Plate Tectonics Jigsaw
Anne Egger, Central Washington University
Students participate in a jigsaw activity to learn about types of plate boundaries, becoming an expert in one of five global datasets - earthquakes, volcanoes, seafloor age, topography, and gravity - and then ...

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

Natural Hazards on the Island of Hawaii
Andrew Greene, Hawaii Pacific University
In this jigsaw activity, students discover four different aspects of natural hazards on the Island of Hawaii. The goal for students is to design a hazard zone map that combines these four topics and that could be ...

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

Metric System Conversions: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) activity
Jeffrey Pribyl
This activity helps student learn to convert within the metric system and begin learning about process skill necessary for working in groups.

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