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Assessing the Risk of Invasive Species Using Community Science Data part of Project EDDIE:Teaching Materials:Modules
Matthew Heard, Belmont University
This module introduces students who are already familiar with GIS to doing comparative analyses with large-scale community science (often called citizen science) data sets. Students will explore how we can use ...

Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Biology:Diversity, Plant Biology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Habitats:Invasive species, Environmental Science, Biology:Ecology, Environmental Science:Sustainability
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Geoethics Case Study: The Keystone Pipeline--Energy, Jobs or Environment? part of GeoEthics:Activities
Dave Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman
David Mogk and Andrew Thorson, Montana State University-Bozeman Summary The Keystone Pipeline is a complex project that raises important environmental, economic, and international policy issues. Tar sands from ...

Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), College Introductory
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities, Discussion, Project:Investigative Case Studies, Activities:Writing Assignment
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Indiana River Meanders Mapping Exercise part of Teaching Activities
Emily Zawacki, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
In Indiana, major rivers and their tributaries cross much of the state. These rivers can produce significant hazards related to flooding and erosion, which threaten nearby residents and infrastructure. Rivers are ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
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Using Carbon Isotopes in Astrobiology: Origin of Life and beyond part of Teaching Activities
Phoebe Cohen, Williams College
Carbon isotopes are used in many different ways by scientists to reconstruct Earth's past. For example, we can use carbon isotopes to determine when life first evolved on Earth, and to learn more about what ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
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Construction of a Triangular Stability Diagram part of Teaching Activities
Terri Woods, East Carolina University
An interactive powerpoint presentation walks students step-by-step through the process of generating a triangular diagram for the system K2O-Al2O3-SiO2. A Word document provides the thermodynamic data and ...

Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Classroom Activity
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Construction of a Korjinski Diagram part of Teaching Activities
Terri Woods, East Carolina University
An interactive powerpoint presentation walks students step-by-step through the process of generating a Korjinski diagram for the system K20-Al2O3-SiO2. Students will use the triangular diagram from the previous ...

Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Classroom Activity
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OGGM-Edu Glaciology Lab 1: What Makes a Glacier? part of Teaching Activities
Lizz Ultee, Middlebury College
This is a three-part class or lab activity that challenges students to define what a glacier is, how it differs from other parts of the cryosphere (such as sea ice), and what kinds of glaciers there are in the ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Sea Level Change, Climate Change:Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change
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Lake Mixing Module part of Project EDDIE:Teaching Materials:Modules
This module was initially developed by Carey, C.C., J.L. Klug, and R.L. Fuller. 1 August 2015. Project EDDIE: Dynamics of Lake Mixing. Project EDDIE Module 3, Version 1. cemast.illinoisstate.edu/data-for-students/modules/lake-mixing.shtml. Module development was supported by NSF DEB 1245707.
Stratified lakes exhibit vertical gradients in organisms, nutrients, and oxygen, which have important implications for ecosystem structure and functioning. Mixing disrupts these gradients by redistributing these ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14):College Introductory, College Upper (15-16)
Online Readiness: Online Adaptable
Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Biology:Ecology, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Biology:Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change
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Measuring the Inclination and Declination of the Earth's magnetic field with a smartphone part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching with Online Field Experiences:Activities
Avradip Ghosh, University of Houston-University Park
The poles of the Earth's magnetic field are not precisely aligned with the geographic north and south poles and, in fact, vary continuously. This activity introduces to students the Earth's magnetic ...

Online Readiness: Online Ready
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Field Activity, Virtual Field Trip, Lab Activity, Project
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Working with Point Clouds in CloudCompare and Classifying with CANUPO part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching with Online Field Experiences:Activities
Sharon Bywater-Reyes, University of Northern Colorado
In spring 2020, the world was hit by a pandemic that spread globally by March, causing universities and most of the world to move to remote means. Summer field camps, long hailed as a rite of passage in the ...

Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Online Readiness: Online Ready
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Virtual Field Trip, Field Activity, Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy
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