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Human geomorphology and an introduction to GIS part of Geomorphology:Activities
In this lab activity, students use a few basic GIS manuevers to quantify the hydrologic impact of building the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. The main strength of the activity is that students learn how to take ...
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Riverbank rock identification part of Geomorphology:Activities
Students collect rocks from a sand-bed river, identify them, and place them on a bedrock geology map of Minnesota to identify the original rock sources.
Scientific Debate and the Nature of Certainty part of Integrate:Program Design:Implementation Programs:Gustavus Adolphus:Teaching Activities
Students discuss and learn about the nature of scientific knowledge in the context of scientific and non-scientific debates about climate change. This 50-minute module can be taught in a small- to very large-size introductory religion, philosophy or ethics class.
Introducing the economic concept of 'tragedy of the commons' using global warming part of Integrate:Program Design:Implementation Programs:Gustavus Adolphus:Teaching Activities
This one-day module for an introductory economics class uses global warming as an example of 'the tragedy of the commons' principle.
Geomorphology part of Course Design:Goals Database
In this geomorphology course, we spend the most time on the two most important forces that have shaped Minnesota's landscape over the past million years: glaciers and rivers. We will also explore how wind, ...