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Unit 5: Summative assessment project part of Analyzing High Resolution Topography with TLS and SfM
Unit 5 is the summative assessment for the module. This final exercise takes eight to ten hours. The exercise evaluates students' developed skills in survey design, execution of a geodetic survey, and simple ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy, Depositional environments:Continental, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Facies and Facies Models, Sedimentary Structures, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Geophysics:Geodesy, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes, Geoscience:Paleontology:Preservation and Taphonomy, Field Techniques , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Tectonics, Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Tectonic Geomorphology, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Geography:Physical, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones
Resource Type: Activities: Course Module, Activities
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Earthquake Hazards: The next big one? part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
In this activity, students explore of the concept of probability and the distribution of earthquake sizes, and then work to understand how earthquake hazards are described by probabilities. Students then work in ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Classroom Activity
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Geoscience education research project part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students complete a scientific research project including asking a question, developing methods, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting data, and communicating results. The research question begins "What ...

Subject: Education
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Project
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Library Research Lab: Does the Ozone Hole cause Global Warming? part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
In this lab activity students get to investigate a specific question (Does the Ozone Hole cause Global Warming?) and formalize their investigation as a briefing paper for the President of the United States. This ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Lab Activity
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Introduction to Scientific Journals part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
In this activity, students are introduced to locating and reading peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. It helps ease students into the process of locating, reading, and using journal publications. This ...

Subject: Geoscience, Environmental Science
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Classroom Activity
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Examining Short-Term Tree Growth and Environmental Variables near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
The Smithsonian Institution's Global Tree Banding Project is a citizen science program that contributes to research about tree biomass by tracking how trees respond to climate. Students around the globe are ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Forest Resources
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Intro to Graphing part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Intro to Graphing is a 2-phase exercise that introduces students to Excel for the purposes of properly storing their data and producing graphs.

Subject: Geoscience
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Lab Activity
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Introduction to GIS through river meandering and landslide mapping part of Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
The primary goal of this lab is to develop basic ArcGIS skills for geomorphology students and give them a taste of what is possible in GIS. The lab is written for the GIS novice, and thus includes detailed ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
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Fostering Effective Small Group Collaboration in Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences part of Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
Mark Lord and David Kinner, Western Carolina University Summary Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) are a way to improve the quality of STEM education, attract and retain STEM majors, and ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Project

Explore natural hazards in seismically active regions using geodetic, earthquake, and societal data. part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students conduct a regional seismic hazard analysis of a region of the United States of their choosing*. Using on-line data, they bring together and investigate the interaction of multiple types of data [ground ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Project