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Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Examples
This is a college-level adaptation of a chapter from the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The students download global quake data over a time range and use GIS to interpret the tectonic context. -

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Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards, Solid Earth:Deformation, Geography, Solid Earth:Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics

Mars Hydrologic Environments part of Discoveries from Mars:Activities
This activity examines the nature of streams and basins at three locations on Mars. Originally meant for users with access to ArcGIS, the exercise can also be used in introductory geology courses using images ...

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Deformation, Solar System and Astronomy

Floodplains in the field (with GIS) part of Examples
In this GIS-enhanced lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques. -

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth, Biosphere:Ecology, Hydrology

Stream Gages and GIS part of Examples
Utilize the online GIS of the USGS real-time stream gage network to introduce basic concepts of data-driven maps and GIS. This exercise can be used independently or with other hydrology exercises. -

Earth System Topics: Hydrology:Surface Water, Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards, Surface Processes:Rivers and Lakes, Hydrology

World Population part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Visualizations:Visualization Examples
Access and visualize world population data using the user friendly MyWorld GIS software. Data includes total population, population density, projected population, male and female population, and age specific population, etc.

Earth System Topics: Geography, Human Dimensions:Population

Names in the Field: A Simple GPS Field Exercise part of Examples
Simple field exercise to introduce the concepts of GPS position data acquisition. Students "write" words in a field and upload the data to map it in GIS or spreadsheet software. -

Earth System Topics: Geography, Solid Earth

Annotating Change in Satellite Images part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
During this exercise, students compare a series of satellite images taken 3-4 years apart to investigate the effects of human land use and annotate the images using ImageJ software. -

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Land Use, Geography

Mapping Plate Boundaries part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples
Students can discover plate boundaries by plotting different sets of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on maps. These are then stacked on the overhead projector, outlining the tectonic plates. -

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics, Biosphere:Ecology, Solid Earth:Earthquakes, Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards, Solid Earth:Volcanoes, Geography

Measuring Distance and Area in Satellite Images (College Level) part of Examples
Users analyze NASA images of the Aral Sea using ImageJ. This Starting Point page provides general tips to adapt this Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter to college level. -

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth, Hydrology

When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine (College Level) part of Examples
College-level adaptation of the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter. Students explore the critical role phytoplankton play in the marine food web. -

Earth System Topics: Oceans, Geography, Biosphere:Ecology, Biosphere

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