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Unit 3: Simple Climate Models part of Modeling Earth Systems
Louisa Bradtmiller, Macalester College
Students will explore Earth's radiation budget using several versions of a simple climate model often referred to as a "layer model." Earth receives energy from the sun, some of which is reflected ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Course Module
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Greenhouse effect, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks
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Unit 5: The Sixth Extinction part of Changing Biosphere
Camille Holmgren, SUNY Buffalo State University
In this unit, students will prepare by reading a couple of articles describing the causes and rates of mass extinctions, including the current "Sixth Extinction," and why conservation is important to ...

Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14):College Introductory
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Think-Pair-Share, Activities, Course Module
Subject: Biology:Ecology, Environmental Science:Human Population, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Biogeosciences , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biodiversity
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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, Project, Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Magnetism/Paleomag
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Module 8: Pests and Integrated Pest Management part of Future of Food
Heather Karsten, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
This module introduces three types of agricultural pests (insects, weeds, and pathogens), integrated pest management, and some of the transgenic crop technologies developed to reduce crop pests.

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Introductory
Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Course Module
Subject: Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Geoscience:Soils, Environmental Science:Sustainability
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4. Creating Electricity from Light part of Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Benjamin Cuker, Hampton University
This module introduces students to the various ways electricity is made from solar radiation. It provides a historical approach following advances over the last two centuries. Students see these technologies in ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Resource Type: Activities: Course Module, Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability, Energy, Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
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Unit 6: Carbon Emissions Game part of Regulating Carbon Emissions
Gautam Sethi, Bard College
In this unit, students play a game, a variation on the "Pollution Game" (Corrigan 2011), to develop an appreciation of the pros and cons of the commonly discussed policy options for carbon abatement ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):College Introductory, College Lower (13-14)
Resource Type: Activities: Course Module, Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Public policy , Environmental Science:Sustainability, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Political Science, Environmental Science:Policy, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Public policy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Economics
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Unit 3: The Interconnected Nature of the Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Biosphere part of Changing Biosphere
Sam Donovan, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown; LeeAnna Chapman, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Cailin Huyck Orr, Carleton College; Camille Holmgren, SUNY Buffalo State University; Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
Using a systems dynamics approach, students will work in groups to conceptualize and construct a model of the global carbon cycle considering five major Earth systems: atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, ...

Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14):College Introductory
Online Readiness: Online Adaptable
Resource Type: Activities: Course Module, Activities, Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Think-Pair-Share
Subject: Biology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Biogeosciences , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards
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Evolution of Extinct Animals part of Teaching Activities
Phil Novack-Gottshall, Benedictine University
A classroom/lab activity using the Paleobiology Database to produce and interpret diversity curves for various groups of important and popular extinct animals, such as trilobites, ammonites, and dinosaurs. Activity ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Online Readiness: Online Ready
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology:Extinction and Diversity
Activity Review: Peer Reviewed as Exemplary, Passed Peer Review
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Unit 1: Introduction to Flooding part of Flood Hazards
Venkatesh Merwade, Purdue University (vmerwade@purdue.edu) James McNamara, Boise State University (jmcnamar@boisestate.edu)
Do geoscientists understand the meaning of floods and their role within the broader context of ecological and societal impacts? In this unit, students are introduced to the concept of flooding and the mechanisms ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Course Module
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy
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Activity 8: Equilibrium Experiment part of Teaching Activities
Cameron Weiner, Middlebury College
Students explore the systems thinking concepts of equilibrium and nonequilibrium with a water pouring experiment. Students complete the activity at home or virtually with videos. Water is poured from a top ...

Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience
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