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Geological Oceanography One-Page Papers
Laura Wetzel, Eckerd College
Each student in the Geological Oceanography class writes a series of one-page papers for topics throughout the semester, presents one topic as a 3 to 5 minute oral presentation, and revises all papers as a ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment

Air-sea Interactions: Activities in Oceanography
Steve LaDochy, California State University-Los Angeles
This online set of activities help students learn properties of ocean waves, wind-wave relationships and properties of tsunamis.

Resource Type: Activities: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Assessments, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Marine Hazards

Writing A Book Synopsis for Oceanography
Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Students read popular science books and write a synopsis of the book, linking the topic(s) covered in the book with those covered in class. This activity is designed for a large geoscience lecture course to aid ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography

Assessing Local Sea Level Rise
Ken Tabbutt, The Evergreen State College
Students will read primary scientific literature, work collaboratively, think critically, and utilize GIS as a tool to visualize and quantify spatial and temporal changes in hydrological systems.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science

Marine Debris: Fishing for Microplastics in Your Home
Julie Masura, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Students engage with the issue of plastics found in the ocean environment, by exploring products in their homes which contain plastics; they also learn how to calculate the concentration of plastics found in a chosen personal care product.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Oceanography

Climate History from Deep Sea Sediments
DATA: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Core Data. TOOL: Virtual Ocean. SUMMARY: Locate potential core, log, and seismic data to map the marine sediment biostratigraphy. Search for a specific planktonic foraminifera that prefers warmer ocean conditions.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

Eco-Tour Operator Role Brochure
Martha House, Pasadena City College
Individual project designed to combine basic oceanographic concepts in the creation of a travel brochure. Involves some group interaction, but project is individual. Can be done online or in a face-to-face class. ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities, Writing Assignment
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Oceanography

Case Study: Coastal Stabilization Structures
Al Trujillo, Palomar College
This ocean activity is used to help students analyze different solutions to a real-world case study of the problem of using various coastal stabilization structures. It is intended to be used as a small group ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Policy, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Oceanography

Comparison of Two Hurricanes
David Kobilka, Central Lakes College-Brainerd
In this activity students synthesize ideas from lecture, reading, and viewing two PBS NOVA videos on hurricanes.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards

Gulf Stream Heat Budget and Europe
Warren Tomkiewicz, Plymouth State University
Student groups are presented a problem scenario to research and make recommendations, predictions, and a resolution of the problem based on data and visualizations.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Writing Assignment, Project:Investigative Case Studies
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks

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