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The Fidelity of the Fossil Record: Using Preservational Characteristics of Fossils within an Assemblage to Interpret the Relative State of Spatial and Temporal Fidelity part of Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Michael Savarese, Florida Gulf Coast University
This exercise introduces students to the concept of temporal and spatial fidelity, to the different types of fossil assemblages, and how the taphonomic characteristics of an assemblage can be used to assess the ...

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Topographic analysis of the Sangre de Cristo Range – GIS Project part of Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Eric Leonard, Colorado College
Eric Leonard, Colorado College - Geology Department Summary Students make DEM-based observations and develop and test hypotheses regarding topographic differences between the two sides of the Colorado Sangre de ...

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Conservation Biology GIS lab exploration part of Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Rose McKenney, Pacific Lutheran University
Rose McKenney, Pacific Lutheran University Summary Introductory exploration of GIS as a conservation biology tool Context Type and level of course This activity was designed as a one time use of GIS to support ...

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Spatial Analysis of Raster Data - An Antarctic Example part of Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Mark Helper, University of Texas at Austin, The
Mark Helper, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences Summary Using Antarctic elevation and ice thickness raster data sets, this exercise uses tools available in the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst ...

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Geo-Tourism Map part of Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
John Wilson, Lafayette College
John Wilson, Lafayette College Summary This project is designed to give students the opportunity to create a large map (3'x4') for publication at a "Map Blast" style presentation. Students must ...

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Critiquing Crummy Maps part of Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Emily Burns, Community College of Rhode Island
Emily Burns, Community College of Rhode Island Summary Students work in groups to identify problems with a group of maps from the internet. Problems include lack of detail, lack of readability, no coordinates, and ...

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Mars Landing Site Analysis Lab part of Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Brian Hynek, University of Colorado at Boulder
Brian Hynek, University of Colorado Summary Students use recent data acquired from Mars orbiters to assess the safety and scientific value of various proposed landing sites for a future Mars lander. Context Type ...

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GIS Applications in Hydrologic Processes part of Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
John Van Hoesen, Green Mountain College
John Van Hoesen, Summary Students compare traditional paper-based techniques associated with estimating areal precipitation, watershed delineation, and modeling evapotranspiration. This assignment challenges ...

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Landscape Interpretation and Visualization Using A GIS part of Courses:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
John Van Hoesen, Green Mountain College
John Van Hoesen, Green Mountain College Summary Students utilize digital data of areas they previously explored using traditional topographic map techniques. This assignment allows students to evaluate prior ...

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Lab Exercise for California Academy of Sciences part of Courses:Paleontology:Activities
Kenneth Angielczyk, The Field Museum, kangielczyk@fieldmuseum.org
This is an exercise developed for use at the California Academy of Sciences by an undergraduate-level class which explores paleontology or the history of life. Students are asked to explore the California Academy ...

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