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When and How Did Continental Crust Form? part of Petrology:Teaching Examples
Many models have been proposed regarding the timing and mechanisms that first formed the continental crust. The purpose of this exercise is to help students explore the question of crustal genesis and evolution ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Processes, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Historical Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks

Using a Groundwater Pollution Problem to Develop Professional Communication Skills part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Professional Communications Projects:Examples

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Contaminant hydrology, Water supply/water resource evaluation, Water and society, policy, and management

In this activity students will observe and investigate rocks in order to classify them in terms of color, shape, texture and size. part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this activity students will observe and investigate rocks in order to classify them in terms of color, shape, texture and size.

Subject: Geoscience

Tic Tac Toe - Pick 3 in a Row Atomic Model Assignment part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a summary/assessment assignment which allows for differentiation and student choice. Students are assessed in their knowledge of the atomic model and the arrangement of elements on the periodic table.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Atomic Structure,

Paper Chromatography: These colors DO run part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a guided inquiry where students investigate the colors contained within a single marker color and interpret what this means about the sizes of the molecules.

Subject: Chemistry:General Chemistry:Bonding & Molecules

Investigative Case - Living in an Alkaline Environment part of Examples
Living in an Alkaline Environment is a three-part interactive activity that explores the ecology and diversity of life in alkaline environments.

Subject: Education:Assessment:On Line, Biology:Microbiology

Investigative Case - "The Sky is Falling" part of Examples
Students will generate maps of ozone concentrations, graph air quality indices, and propose solutions to problems with the ozone and air quality, specifically smog.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science

The Wingra Marsh: A Purple Population Problem part of Examples
Students author a presentation to the Grounds Management Committee of their school giving their recommendation for the control of the invasive species purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) on campus.

Subject: Biology:Ecology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Habitats:Invasive species

Investigative Case: The Nancy Creek Challenge part of Examples
Students examine a case study of fish kill in Nancy Creek and identify the environmental conditions that favor life in a fresh water ecosystem.

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity

Investigative Case - "Rio Grande Wildlife Refuge" part of Examples
As professional ecologists working for the fish and wildlife service, students must develop a plan to manage a new wildlife refuge along the Rio Grande River. The fish and wildlife service plans to connect forest islands along the river, which will become not only a new refuge but also a "wildlife corridor."

Subject: Biology:Ecology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Restoration/Reclamation, Habitats

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