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Understanding Doppler radar radial velocity fields part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Spatial Reasoning with GeoClick Questions:Examples
This activity is designed to help students learn how to interpret Doppler radial velocity radar images with meteorological applications, as well as giving students a chance to practice their spatial skills.

Communicate the Quake: An interactive earthquake role-play used to teach communication skills part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples
Communicate the Quake is an interactive role-play used to teach upper-level undergraduate students about earthquake hazards, emergency management, and risk communication through the management of an authentic earthquake event.

The Volcanic Hazards Simulation: A complex role-play used to teach communication, teamwork and decision-making skills part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples
The Volcanic Hazards Simulation is a complex role-play used to teach upper-level undergraduate students about volcanic forecasting and emergency management through the management of an authentic volcanic scenario.

Drawing Contour Lines part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Spatial Reasoning with GeoClick Questions:Examples

GeoClick: reading the Michel Levy Color chart part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Spatial Reasoning with GeoClick Questions:Examples

The First Field Trip: An introduction to sedimentation and stratigraphy part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
An example set of tasks and questions for the first field trip of a 300-level Sedimentology and Stratigraphy course.

Magnetic Reversals at Divergent Plate Boundaries part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Spatial Reasoning with GeoClick Questions:Examples
× Formative assessment questions using a classroom response system ("clickers") can be used to reveal students' spatial understanding. Students are shown this diagram and given the prompt: ...

An Experiential Pedagogy for Sustainability Ethics: The Externalities Game part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games: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.

Core Microscopy Skills: Instructional Scaffolding for the Gram Stain part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Indoor Labs:Examples
Effective use of a microscope and Gram staining are important skills in biology and clinical medicine. This scaffolded activity teaches students these skills in steps that build on each other.

Cartel game part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Classroom Experiments:Examples
This is a game that puts students in a groups to interact as if they were firms in a cartel. This game will illustrate how oligopoly's are inherently unstable.

Comparing Carbon Calculators part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
Carbon calculators, no matter how well intended as tools to help measure energy footprints, tend to be black boxes and can produce wildly different results, depending on the calculations used to weigh various ...

Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Role-Play Exercise part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples
When the science is so clear, why is it so difficult to make agreements that will reduce our impact on climate change? This exercise is designed to help students explore that important question in an active and ...

The Pet Rock Project - Developing Professional Communication in a Petrology Course part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Professional Communications Projects:Examples

Density, Buoyancy and Convection part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Guided Discovery Problems:Examples
In this three-hour guided-discovery lab, students observe the process of convection in a glitter lamp (similar to a lava lamp) and then discover how and why convection occurs through a series of hands-on ...

Seasons and Why the Equator is Warmer than the Poles part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Guided Discovery Problems:Examples
One of the most common and persistent scientific misconceptions is that Earth's seasons are caused by Earth's distance from the sun. A closely related and perhaps more common misconception is that the ...

Advanced Moon Project part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Guided Discovery Problems:Examples
The moon project is a semester-long research project about the moon; each student explores one of four assigned topics. Over 1-2 months, students make daily naked-eye observations of the moon and construct graphs ...

Geoworld Plate Tectonics Lab part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Guided Discovery Problems:Examples
Students analyze the geology and geophysics of a simple fabricated flat planet to analyze its tectonics, deepening their understanding of plate tectonics concepts and discovering for themselves some of the more counter-intuitive aspects of the theory of plate tectonics.

Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with GIS:Examples
This is a college-level adaptation of a chapter from the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The students download global quake data over a time range and use GIS to interpret the tectonic context.

Geologic Puzzles: Morrison Formation part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
Images of faulted strata, tilted turbidites, and beach rocks bring the field into the classroom, giving students practice in doing what geoscientists do. These images are examples of geologic puzzles.

Metamorphic Rocks Lab part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Indoor Labs:Examples
Students are introduced to the processes involved in metamorphism through hands-on study of rock samples. They examine different metamorphic paths, protoliths, textures, and minerals.