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What's Cooking in Geology? Food Analogies and Demonstrations to Connect Geology with Everyday Experiences part of Activity Ideas
By Larry Lemke, Annia Fayon, Cristina de Campos, and Rebecca Boger Topic: Numerous Connection Areas: Structural Geology Magma Dynamics Viscosity and Volcanic Eruption Style Oil Spills Glacial Motion Plate ...

Myths About Earthquakes part of Activity Ideas
Alison Henning and Bill Dupre Topic: Introduction to earthquakes and early attempts to explain them Course Type:intro Description This is not an activity as an introduction to earthquake science. Goals The goal is ...

Historical Urban Land Use part of Activity Ideas
Bill Montgomery Topic: GIS; Environmental Science Course Type:intro upper level Description A historic land-use map or maps for your urban area (e.g., Jersey City, NJ) will be scanned and rectified to real-world ...

The role of geology in the London cholera outbreak of 1854 part of Activity Ideas
Steven Lev, Towson University Topic: Urban hydrology Contaminant Hydrology Medical Geology Course Type: upper level Description Students will read an discuss the scientific aspects of "The Ghost Map" by ...

Sourcing architectural bricks by chemical analysis as an analog for sourcing magmas part of Activity Ideas
Wayne Powell Brooklyn College Topic: geoarchaeology, geochemistry, source of magmas Course Type:intro upper level Description Using geochemical indices/discrimination diagrams to constrain the origin of the magma ...

Using travel photos to help introduce ideas and link to cultural stories part of Activity Ideas
Matthew d'Alessio Topic: Varied (Example below is about climate change) Course Type:intro Description This idea note is a reminder to faculty to encourage them to utilize photos and pictures of their own ...

Correlating building stone type with building age to introduce the concept of dating rocks using index fossils part of Activity Ideas
Contributed by: Wayne Powell, Brooklyn College Topics: building stones, rocks, rock properties, correlation, relative and absolute dating, index fossils, geologic history Course Type: introductory level This ...

Geology and Fine Arts part of Activity Ideas
Solomon A. Isiorho Dept. of Geosciences, Indiana University - Purdue University Ft. Wayne (IPFW) Fort Wayne, IN 46805 Topic: urban wetlands and the arts Course Type:intro upper level Description Have arts students ...

Geologic Materials and Processes and How They Impact Human Health part of Activity Ideas
Syed E. Hasan Topic: Medical Geology; Geology and Health Course Type:intro upper level Description Learn how geologic processes result in incidence of disease and sickness; explore the link between cardiovascular ...

Paper or Plastic? Recognizing Environmental Tradeoffs part of Activity Ideas
Lawrence D. Lemke Wayne State University Topic: Environmental Geology Natural Resources Energy Course Type:intro upper level Description In this activity students explore the tradeoffs inherent in almost every ...