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Welcome to Planet Oit! part of Examples
This is an online adventure game in which players prospect for minerals on a virtual geologically realistic world. -

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Earth Materials:Minerals, Rocks

Virtual Oil Well Game part of Examples
This strategy game has players prospect for oil using seismic profiles on limited budgets. -

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Energy, Solid Earth

GPS Treasure Hunt part of Examples
Students are divided into teams, each of which is given a list of instructions and a GPS unit, and sent to find certain locations. At each stop, they identify a particular building stone or a plant. -

Earth System Topics: Geography, Biosphere, Human Dimensions, Solid Earth

Wheel of... Geology! part of Examples
This quiz game is intended to help students review for an upcoming exam. Topics of questions are randomly determined by spinning a wheel. Teams answer questions using electronic CPS handhelds. -

Earth System Topics: Geography, Surface Processes, Oceans, Climate, Time/Earth History, Hydrology, Solar System and Astronomy, Solid Earth, Biosphere:Ecology, Biosphere, Atmosphere, Human Dimensions

Traditional NADS Scum Run part of Examples
This exercise consists of a relay race in which students must identify specimens or answer questions at various stations. -

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth, Biosphere