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Greenhouse Effect Lab part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
In this lab, students measure temperature changes inside soda bottles (one with CO2 added, the other with only air inside) as incandescent light is shined on them to model the Greenhouse Effect.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect

The Pangea Puzzle part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Students learn how to use the Paleobiology Database (PBDB) to produce maps of fossils on the present-day Earth's surface, as well as past continental configurations. They will then use these maps to understand ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Geoscience:Paleontology:Online Resources/Computer Software , Geoscience, Paleontology:Paleoecology

Introduction to the Trilobites: Morphology, Macroevolution and More part of Paleontology:Activities
The learning goals for this lab are the following: 1) to familiarize students with the anatomy and terminology relating to trilobites; 2) to give students experience identifying morphologic structures on real ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Paleontology:Development/Growth and Form/Morphometrics

VEPP: Determining the relationship between the summit and Pu'u 'O'o on Kilauea part of NAGT:Our Resources:Teaching Resources:Volcano Exploration Project: Pu`u `O`o:Examples
This is an exercise that is in development and will not be fully tested until Fall 2010. Please check back regularly for updates and changes. Brief three-line description of the activity or assignment and its ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Volcanoes

Sand Analysis Lab Activity part of Environmental Geology:Activities
An in-class introductory level activity for science and non-science majors that explores the properties of sand in order to identify depositional environments.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediment Transport and Deposition, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology

Building Blocks part of Environmental Geology:Activities
In association with rock and mineral ID tables, this lab introduces students to basic rocks and minerals via grouping and comparison, rather than as individual samples. I use this lab in my environmental geology ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology

Petrographic Problem Solving Assignments part of Petrology:Teaching Examples
Petrographic problem-solving (PPS) assignments are a series of mini-projects in which students conduct two-week scientific investigations on thin sections and hand samples selected by the instructor. For each PPS ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Using the pH Scale and Carbonic Acid Formation to Understand the Effect of Ocean Acidification on Organisms with Calcium Carbonate Shells. part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Activities
In this lab activity students use the pH scale and the reaction of carbon dioxide with water to understand ocean acidification and make predictions regarding the effect of ocean acidification on marine organisms by experimentally determining the effect of pH of calcite dissolution.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Marine Resources, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science, Ecosystems, Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources

Viscosity experiments: physical controls and implications for volcanic hazards part of Petrology:Teaching Examples
This activity is a laboratory-style exercise that involves investigating the physical controls on viscosity by pouring different syrup mixtures down an inclined plane and using Jeffreys equation to calculate ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Igneous Processes

Weathering Experiment part of Introductory Courses:Activities
This project has students dirty several dishes equally and design experiments to determine which analogs of geologic processes are most efficient for removing the baked-on food. Students calculate rates of ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Modeling/Physical Experiments, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering