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Comparing Carbon Calculators part of Examples
Carbon calculators, no matter how well intended as tools to help measure energy footprints, tend to be black boxes and can produce wildly different results, depending on the calculations used to weigh various ...

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Policy, Climate, Biosphere:Ecology, Atmosphere, Human Dimensions:Energy
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Seismicity and Relative Risk part of Examples
This activity introduces students to using real-time data about earthquakes to make decisions. -

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth, Deformation, Plate Tectonics
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Earth's Radiation Budget: Part 1 part of Examples
In this activity students explore the Earth's radiation budget using Earth radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) data archived at the IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library (more info) . -

Earth System Topics: Earth's Cycles, Climate, Biosphere:Ecology, Atmosphere
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Searching Genbank part of Examples
An active problem-based assignment that uses the Genbank database to teach the basics of molecular biology and molecular evolution -

Earth System Topics: Evolution

Global Temperatures part of Examples
Students analyze the global temperature record from 1867 to the present. Long-term trends and shorter-term fluctuations are both evaluated. -

Earth System Topics: Climate, Atmosphere:Weather, Atmosphere
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Electrical Analysis of Wind Power part of Examples
For this experiment, students use a DC motor as a generator and various shaped turbine designs to test which design produces the most electrical power. Using a fan to generate the "wind", students attach ...

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Energy

Stratospheric Ozone part of Examples
Students explore observational data from ozone-sondes, TOMS, and UARS measurements to learn about changes in stratospheric ozone over the past several decades. -

Earth System Topics: Climate, Atmosphere

Water Quality-Total Dissolved Solids part of Examples
Students use a microcomputer connected to a conductivity probe to measure the total dissolved solids in local area water samples. -

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Environmental Quality, Solid Earth:Earth Materials, Human Dimensions:Resources, Hydrology:Surface Water, Oceans:Marine Chemistry, Hydrology

Sun Spot Analysis part of Examples
Introductory students use Excel to graph monthly mean Greenwich sunspot numbers from 1749 to 2004 and perform a spectral analysis of the data using the free software program "Spectra". -

Earth System Topics: Solar System and Astronomy, Atmosphere, Climate

Conservation of energy of a rollercoaster using high speed video part of Examples
A high speed video clip of a roller coaster is used as an example of conservation of mechanical energy. Student use the video to determine whether mechanical energy is conserved while the roller coaster rolls up, ...