Examples of Student Research


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Building Content Knowledge in a Student Research Team part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
At the beginning of a course-based research project, each student in a research team is asked to read primary literature related to the team investigation. A mix of provided readings and readings found by the ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

Intro to Graphing part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Intro to Graphing is a 2-phase exercise that introduces students to Excel for the purposes of properly storing their data and producing graphs.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

Florida River Project - individual and group research project part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
The Florida River Project is a semester-long project involving (1) an individual project in which students pose a scientific question and use existing data to test their hypothesis, and (2) a group project in which ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water

Semester Long Martian Research Project part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
These project materials scaffold students through a semester-long, original research project. This specific project was developed using the online planetary science database JMARS. Weekly assignments guide ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars

Student-designed Authentic Research Projects in a Non-major Environmental Geology Course part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Student-designed, data-based authentic research projects can be useful tools for incorporating a dimension of authentic research in non-major science courses. Such an approach has been followed in a geoscience ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology

Introduction to Scientific Journals part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
In this activity, students are introduced to locating and reading peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. It helps ease students into the process of locating, reading, and using journal publications. This ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience, Environmental Science

Introduction to GIS through river meandering and landslide mapping part of Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
The primary goal of this lab is to develop basic ArcGIS skills for geomorphology students and give them a taste of what is possible in GIS. The lab is written for the GIS novice, and thus includes detailed ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial

Research Experiences in a Mineralogy Class part of Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
Dave Mogk, Montana State University Summary One of the goals of my Mineralogy class is to demonstrate how the principles and content covered in class can be applied to questions of geologic interest or that have ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources

Writing a hypothesis and designing an experiment for a high altitude balloon flight part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
This is a small part of a much larger project in which students complete an high altitude balloon flight (HAB). In this part they complete a series of steps that encourage collaboration, communication, cooperation, ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

Building a Local Stratigraphic Column: A research-based assignment for an introductory course part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students build a stratigraphic column for a pre-selected area through the compilation of a series of individual research projects. Students are required to conduct introductory field research as well as a ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy