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Setting the Context, Goals, Obligations and Commitments for a Course
Vince Cronin, Baylor University
Vincent S. Cronin, Baylor University Summary THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. This activity is a way to begin a course with reflection by students about their extraordinary good fortune in being able to take advantage ...

Geoethics Forums: The Grey Side of Green
Shaun Taylor, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Shaun Taylor, University of Washington / Educurious Summary Geoethics Forums is a format for a classroom discussion and creative resolution of an ethical issue. Students research a particular dilemma, identify ...

Developing ethical and privacy sensitivity towards geocoded data
John Carr, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
John N Carr, University of New Mexico-Main Campus Summary This case study is intended to develop an awareness of the ethical and privacy implications for the creation, sharing, interpretation, and use of geocoded ...

Ethics and Paleontology: Dinosaur Wars
Jim Schmitt, Montana State University-Bozeman
Jim Schmitt, Montana State University-Bozeman Summary Dinosaur fossils capture the interest of students and the public, but their study, collection, and disposition often engender signficant highly-publicized ...

Living with Sinkholes: Fragile Foundation
Catherine Pappas-Maenz, Dawson College
Catherine Pappas-Maenz, Dawson College, Montreal, Canada Summary Students are given a brief scenario based on an actual event, designed to illustrate specific ethical issues associated with science. After reading ...

Geoethics and Professional Societies
Susan Kieffer, University of Illinois at Urbana
Susan Kieffer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Summary Codes of Ethics for scientists have been formulated primarily by professional organizations. Most of these codes enumerate principles that cover ...

Do the Right Thing
David Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman Summary THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. Earth Scientists often work independently in laboratory or field situations, and may be confronted with ethical challenges at times ...

The Nature of Science and Scientific Fraud
Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota-Main Campus
Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota Summary There are two parts to this exercise but they are stand-alone if desired. The first part deals with the nature of science: what is science, what does it involve, ...

Should iron fertilization be used to mitigate global warming?
Elizabeth Gordon, Fitchburg State University
Elizabeth Gordon, Fitchburg State University Summary STILL IN DEVELOPMENT Students engaged in this activity examine the scientific and ethical dimensions of iron fertilization as a geoengineering strategy to ...

There's no such thing as a free megawatt: Hydrofracking as a gateway drug to energy literacy
Don Duggan-Haas, Paleontological Research Institution
Don Duggan-Haas, Paleontological Research Institution Summary THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. Slickwater high-volume hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking is a method for extracting oil and natural gas that ...

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