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Discovering Plate Boundaries part of NAGT:Our Resources:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Students work collaboratively using data maps to discover plate tectonic boundary processes. Data sets used are earthquakes, volcanos, seafloor age, and topography. Show other versions of this activity Hide The ...

A Bird's Eye View: Exploring Your Region part of EarthLabs for Educators:Earth System Science
The lab activity described here was adapted by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives In this Lab students focus their attention on an area significantly larger than their ...

Impacts of El Nino and La Nina part of Oceanography:Activities
In this exercise, students explore NOAA and the Climate Data Center websites that provide information about El Niño. The students are then asked interpret a series of maps to describe the key changes in climate ...

Lab 3: Normal Climate Patterns part of EarthLabs for Educators:Drought
The lab activity described here was created by Betsy Youngman of Phoenix Country Day School and LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Students generate and explore a ...

Lab 2: What's a Watershed? part of EarthLabs for Educators:Drought
The lab activity described here was created by Betsy Youngman of Phoenix Country Day School and LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. The hands-on activity in Part A is adapted from similar lessons by ...

The Quaternary Glacio-Fluvial History of the Upper Midwest Using Anaglyph Stereo Maps part of NAGT:Our Resources:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Students examine the anaglyph stereo map (with red/cyan glasses) and use textures to generate a surficial geology map of the Upper Midwest. They can then interpret the textures in terms of landforms, geomorphic ...

Modeling the Effects of Dam Removal on the Elwha River part of NAGT:Our Resources:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Students are introduced to the social and scientific issues surrounding the removal of the Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River, and conduct a hands-on experiment with real-world application to observe the effects ...

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 ...

Geology Map Observations part of NAGT:Our Resources:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
Students construct the Earth's tectonic plates using geologic maps. The jigsaw method of collaborative group work is used. Skills such as careful observation, presentation, and synthesis are used to create a ...

It's All Connected: Global Circulation part of EarthLabs for Educators:Earth System Science
The lab activity described here was adapted by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project.  Summary and Learning Objectives Students are introduced to the global circulation patterns of the atmosphere and ...

Lab 1: Getting to Know the Cryosphere part of EarthLabs for Educators:Climate and the Cryosphere
The lab activity described here was developed by Erin Bardar of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives In Part A of this lab, students will learn about the different components that make ...

Is Greenland Melting? part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:GreenlandMelt
DATA: Thickness, velocity, and annual melt extents of the Greenland ice sheet TOOL: My World GIS SUMMARY: Explore map layers to examine annual melting and long-term changes of Greenland's ice sheet.

Mt. Pinatubo and the Atmosphere part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this lesson, students explore several facets of the impact of volcanic eruptions on the atmosphere. Students analyze three types of visual information: a graph of aerosol optical depth v. global ...

Investigating Weather and Climate with Google Earth part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students use Google Earth to explore global temperature changes during a recent 50 - 58 year period. They also explore, analyze, and interpret climate patterns of 13 different ...

My Geologic Address: Locating Oneself in Geologic Time and Process part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
Students locate their homes on local, regional, and global scale geologic maps. They build up an "address" describing their location in geological terms based on the features of the maps, from local bedrock to regional and global tectonic features.

Climographs: Temperature, Precipitation, and the Human Condition part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, students learn how to read, analyze, and construct climographs. These climographs are a graphic way of displaying monthly average temperature and precipitation. Students also ...

Lab 4: Putting Hurricanes on the Map part of EarthLabs for Educators:Hurricanes
The lab activity described here was created by LuAnn Dahlman and Sarah Hill of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Students select a storm from the HURDAT2 database and create its track ...

Lab 1: Where's the Water? part of EarthLabs for Educators:Drought
The lab activity described here was created by Betsy Youngman of Phoenix Country Day School and LuAnn Dahlman of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Using data on the world's water ...

Lab 4: Finding Coral's Ideal Environment part of EarthLabs for Educators:Corals
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar and Sarah Hill of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives Corals, like other living animals, require a particular range of ...

Lab 5: Trouble in Paradise: Factors that Impact Coral Health part of EarthLabs for Educators:Corals
The lab activity described here was created by Erin Bardar and Sarah L Hill of TERC for the EarthLabs project. Summary and Learning Objectives In the previous lab, students explored the characteristics of the ...