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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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Building Content Knowledge in a Student Research Team part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
At the beginning of a course-based research project, each student in a research team is asked to read primary literature related to the team investigation. A mix of provided readings and readings found by the ...

Subject: Geoscience
Resource Type: Activities: Activities
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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
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Classroom Activity
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Semester Long Martian Research Project part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
These project materials scaffold students through a semester-long, original research project. This specific project was developed using the online planetary science database JMARS. Weekly assignments guide ...

Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Project
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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, Activities
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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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Student-designed Authentic Research Projects in a Non-major Environmental Geology Course part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Student-designed, data-based authentic research projects can be useful tools for incorporating a dimension of authentic research in non-major science courses. Such an approach has been followed in a geoscience ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Project
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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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Florida River Project - individual and group research project part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
The Florida River Project is a semester-long project involving (1) an individual project in which students pose a scientific question and use existing data to test their hypothesis, and (2) a group project in which ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Writing Assignment, Problem Set, Lab Activity, Project, Field 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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