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This Starting Point webpage is a summary of a role-playing resource called Worldwatcher Project: Global Warming Project. In this exercise, students role-play advisors to various heads of state on the subject of global warming. The web site offers a short curriculum to help the students become experts on global warming. It offers lab activities, computer visualizations (using free WorldWatcher software), ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Module / Unit, Project, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material, Calculation / Conversion tool, Software
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Physics, Policy issues
 
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This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes a tombstone weathering exercise that reinforces quantitative skills with applied research. The article describes an exercise designed and carried out by students in a surficial processes course. Students measured the rates of tombstone weathering, compiled and analyzed data. The complexity of the data involved in this exercise helps students demonstrate ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Geology
 
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This laboratory exercise, designed for an introductory Earth Science course, examines stratigraphy and plate tectonics while considering predictions as a way to test theories. The laboratory focuses on the reconstruction of Pangaea and evidence for geologic events in rock layers. Users can also link to the course homepage and other activities related to Earth Science Today. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity
Subject: Geology
 
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The City Rocks! is an overview of rock types using building stones as examples for each type of rock. The page discusses, in detail, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks highlighting common architectural uses for each rock type. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Field trip - virtual, Tutorial
Subject: Geology
 
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This website describes a geologic walking tour of Baltimore Maryland. The tour has a map, lots of photos and descriptions of twelve structures built from a variety of rocks. The tour provides a unique way of studying rocks in the 'field' for urban students. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Field activity
Subject: Geology
 
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This article written for the Maryland Geological Survey discusses the most common stones produced in Maryland quarries. Descriptions of the stones include, not only geologic explanations, but also their history and famous places in which the stones are used. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Tutorial, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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Notebooks on Geology is the English translation of the French paleontology journal Carnets de Geology. The website contains links to current journal articles, searchable archives, letters, memoirs and news. Users can also find information on subscription, article submission and editorial committees as well. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Journal article, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Geology
 
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The Carleton College Geology Department homepage contains a wide variety of geologic information, teaching resources, photographs and links. Users can find information about the department and related programs, useful geologic resources, department new and pictures and geology related internet links. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Geology
 
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In this lab, students examine what happens when rocks weather, how different minerals weather at different rates, and what the ultimate byproducts are. This website builds context for lab use, details the learning goals and teaching notes, provides teaching materials and lab assessment recommendations, and additional references and resources. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field activity, Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geology
 
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In this lab activity students describe rock types in a variety of exposures to construct a regional stratigraphy. Learning goals, teaching notes and materials, equipment lists, and assessment recommendations are all provided on this website. Additionally, there are links to useful references and resources, including related field labs. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Field activity, Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geology
 
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