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Teaching Scientific Certainty: Climate Change and Impact on Biodiversity part of Integrate:Program Design:InTeGrate Program Models:Gustavus Adolphus:Teaching Activities
The goal of this module, developed at Gustavus Adolphus College for the InTeGrate project, is to introduce college students to the general concepts of scientific theory versus facts, scientific certainty and the role experts particularly in the context of climate change. The module also focuses on a recent paper discussing climate departure, and its impact on human society and biodiversity.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Biology:Ecology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biodiversity

Crossword Puzzles to Review Mineral Concepts part of Mineralogy:Activities
Students complete a crossword puzzle to review the physical properties of minerals that are helpful in hand specimen identification. Mineral names and characteristics are particularly well-suited for a crossword format. Two versions are provided, one at an introductory level and one for more advanced undergraduates. Instructor files provided are easy to customize.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy

An Experiential Pedagogy for Sustainability Ethics: The Externalities Game part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience: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 ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Energy:Energy Policy , Environmental Science:Human Population:Developing/Developed Countries, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Mitigation of climate change, Public policy , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Ethics/Values, Energy Policy, Environmental Decision-Making, Global Policy, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geography:Human/Cultural, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Public policy

Stabilization Wedges Game part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
Learning about complexities carbon stabilization firsthand with the Princeton University Carbon Mitigation Initiave's Sabilization Wedges Game

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Sustainability, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Mitigation of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change

Wheel of... Geology! part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
This quiz game is intended to help students review for an upcoming exam. Topics of questions are randomly determined by spinning a wheel. Teams answer questions using electronic CPS handhelds. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology, Lunar and Planetary Science, Oceanography, Geology, Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Education:Assessment:Exam, Biology

Traditional NADS Scum Run part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
This exercise consists of a relay race in which students must identify specimens or answer questions at various stations. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology, Biology:Zoology

Virtual Oil Well Game part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
This strategy game has players prospect for oil using seismic profiles on limited budgets. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels

GPS Treasure Hunt part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
Students are divided into teams, each of which is given a list of instructions and a GPS unit, and sent to find certain locations. At each stop, they identify a particular building stone or a plant. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology, Biology, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Geography:Geospatial

Energy Balance Game part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
This online game activity introduces students to Earth's radiative energy balance. It also explores the use of a simple climate model in the attribution of climate change.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Natural causes, Greenhouse effect, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Natural causes, Greenhouse effect, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change

Hyporheic Board Game part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Activities
The Hyporheic Game is an ideal board game for introductory geoscience, environmental, or chemistry courses. This game introduces students to concepts of hyporheic exchange and the nitrogen cycle.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology


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