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GeoSleuth Murder Mystery part of Activities
A simple way to introduce both the principles of geology and the nature of scientific inquiry in a classroom murder mystery.

Urban Geology: Principles of Geology, Geologic History
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Urban Planning 101: Map Appreciation part of NAGT:Our Resources:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
This is a synthesis activity, providing closure to river and/or map units. Students will begin by looking at a series of maps, including 3D maps. They will brainstorm ways the natural world may interact with humans ...

Urban Geology: Land Use, GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping

Air Particulate Analysis part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Urban Students:Examples
This half-term-long activity models authentic urban environmental research. Through analysis of particulates filtered from air samples from student-selected neighborhoods/settings around the city, students are ...

Urban Geology: Environmental Issues

Making Paints from Minerals part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching Urban Students:Examples
Students prepare simple gouache paints using common minerals that are typically of sedimentary origin (e.g., hematite, limonite, kaolinite, glauconite), and use these paints to produce artifacts that are ...

Urban Geology: Connections with Non-Science Disciplines
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Air Particulate Analysis part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching Urban Students:Examples
This half-term-long activity models authentic urban environmental research. Through analysis of particulates filtered from air samples from student-selected neighborhoods/settings around the city, students are ...

Urban Geology: Environmental Issues

River Flooding and Erosion part of Activities
Students take a real-life situation (river flooding and erosion), use real flood and map data, and make predictions and recommendations as to what to do to help alleviate the problem.

Urban Geology: Connections with Non-Science Disciplines, GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping, Geohazards, Land Use
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Sandbox modeling part of Activities
Students deform layers of colored sand to simulate features they observe in city. They construct topo maps and cross-sections based on the results of the sandbox experiment. The model is then the basis for ...

Urban Geology: Geohazards, Land Use, GIS, Geologic/Geophysical Mapping, Principles of Geology, Geologic History

Richmond's Urban Heat Island part of Activities
Students will be asked questions regarding the causes and impacts of the UHI. They will also be asked to apply this knowledge to two real-world settings and analyze data collected at both locations.

Urban Geology: Land Use, Connections with Non-Science Disciplines
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Discovering Plate Boundaries part of Activities
Discovering Plate Boundaries is a classroom activity designed to introduce students to the process of observing and classifying data, in addition to the fundamentals of plate tectonics.

Urban Geology: Geologic History, Principles of Geology, Geohazards

How Fast Do Materials Weather? part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples
A think-pair-share activity in which students calculate weathering rates from tombstone weathering data. -

Urban Geology: Principles of Geology
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