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Teaching Scientific Certainty: Climate Change and Impact on Biodiversity part of Integrate:Program Design:Implementation Programs:Gustavus Adolphus:Teaching Activities
The goal of this module, developed at Gustavus Adolphus College for the InTeGrate project, is to introduce college students to the general concepts of scientific theory versus facts, scientific certainty and the role experts particularly in the context of climate change. The module also focuses on a recent paper discussing climate departure, and its impact on human society and biodiversity.
Virtual Oil Well Game part of Examples
This strategy game has players prospect for oil using seismic profiles on limited budgets.
Hyporheic Board Game part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Activities
The Hyporheic Game is an ideal board game for introductory geoscience, environmental, or chemistry courses. This game introduces students to concepts of hyporheic exchange and the nitrogen cycle.
Computer Fraud Challenge part of Examples
The Computer Fraud Challenge is based on the television show Hollywood Squares. The activity illustrates a variety of hacking and social engineering techniques that compromise confidential information, as well as malware that harms computers.
The Fund Identification Challenge part of Examples
An Experiential Pedagogy for Sustainability Ethics: The Externalities Game part of Examples
The Externalities Game is a non-cooperative game that teaches students about the concept of environmental externalities and allows them to directly experience the moral dimensions of collective action problems. It has been particularly effective for teaching students about the moral aspects of the climate change. Grades are used to create the tension between earning individual grade points at the expense of group benefit. This is part of a research project funded by the National Science Foundation.
Energy Balance Game part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
This online game activity introduces students to Earth's radiative energy balance. It also explores the use of a simple climate model in the attribution of climate change.
The AIS Transaction Cycles Game part of Examples
The AIS Transaction Cycles Game is designed to provide drill and practice or review of the elements that comprise the Revenue, Expenditure, Production, Human Resources, and Financing/Investing cycles. The game is a PowerPoint version of Connect 4.
Calculez votre empreinte écologique!: A Content-based Language Activity part of Examples
This online game activity allows the learners to calculate their carbon footprint using a French language calculator developed by a Swiss environmental organization. Students will describe their results in French and engage in related expansion activities for the language class.
Construisez la pyramide du développement durable! - An Online Game on Sustainable Development part of Examples
This online quiz on sustainable development can be used in French language classes to prepare intermediate-level students for discussions on environmental topics. The resource is excellent for immersion and content-based instruction.