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The 2014 La Habra earthquake: Teaching Risk and Resilience in Southern California with Citizen Science
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This exercise uses the example of the March 28, 2014 M5.1 La Habra earthquake to teach about earthquake risk and resilience in southern California. Students will examine seismic waveforms recording during the earthquake, as well as read reports from scientific agencies and news outlets to answer basic questions regarding earthquake risk and resilience.

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Subject:
Biology
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Danielle Sumy
Date Added:
12/11/2021
Accretionary vs. erosive subduction margins
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This module examines the nature and variability of subduction margins through examination of data sets that document subduction zone inputs, deformation, and resulting morphology in different settings.

Subject:
Geology
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
(James) Casey Moore
David Pearson
Eliza Richardson
Jeff Marshall
Date Added:
01/20/2023
Activity 1.3 - Economic Development and Resource Use
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This short activity (10--15 minutes) for Unit 1 introduces students to the general relationship between economic development and resource use, and, particularly with the follow-up homework, the relationship among growing populations, increasing economic development, and natural resource extraction. The activity is intended to be completed by individuals or small groups but could also be used for a guided class discussion. This activity serves as a transition to Unit 2.

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Subject:
Biology
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Joy Branlund
Leah Joseph
Date Added:
04/16/2020
Activity 3.1 - Muffin Mining
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This activity is intended to fill the first part of a class period on mining and mining impacts. It is a hands-on activity in which students, in small groups, "mine" the blueberries or chocolate chips out of a muffin. This activity helps to review the reading materials and facilitate discussion about mining and mining methods, waste, beneficiation, landscape destruction, reclamation methods, and more.

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Subject:
Biology
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Leah Joseph
Date Added:
09/26/2022
Activity 3.2 - Ore Grades, Waste, and Remediation
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This activity focuses on the interrelationships of ore grades, economics, mining impacts/decisions, and other factors. It is intended as a small-group activity, where different groups of students work on one of three different parts, with classroom discussion as a follow-up.

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Subject:
Biology
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Leah Joseph
Date Added:
12/11/2020
Activity 4.1 - Review of Sedimentary Processes
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Even though students will read about sedimentary processes and the mineral resources thus formed, they will need some practice in order to truly grasp the concepts.

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Subject:
Biology
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Joy Branlund
Date Added:
12/01/2021
Activity 4.2 - Mining Sand
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Students will analyze data and answer questions regarding the weathering, erosion, and deposition responsible for concentrating shoreline titanium placer deposits in Florida.

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Subject:
Biology
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Joy Branlund
Date Added:
12/01/2021
Activity 4.3 - Mining Salt
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Students will research two types of salt deposits: solar salt (e.g., facilities in Bahamas) and rock salt (e.g., Heber City, Utah). Students will be able to compare and contrast the two types of salt deposits by creating a concept map.

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Subject:
Biology
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Joy Branlund
Date Added:
12/01/2021
The Activity Model for Inquiry: Reflective Writing Prompts
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Reflective writing is be a valuable communication tool between instructor and student that fosters critical thinking. When combined with a better model of the scientific method (the AMI) than the "standard" linear model, learners gain a better understanding of the process of science.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Geology
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Amy Ellwein
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Activity Option 2.1 - Batteries as an Example of Consumer Demand and Mineral Supply
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Changes in rechargeable battery technology have dictated the supply and demand of commodities such as lithium, cobalt, cadmium, nickel, and lead. Students will study the changing technologies and other societal factors (such as human health) to see their impacts on mineral extraction and processing.

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Subject:
Biology
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Joy Branlund
Date Added:
12/01/2021
Activity Option 2.2 - Rare Earth Elements: Critical Elements of the Future
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This activity is based on the global supply and demand relationships of rare earth elements (REE). Students will work in small groups to analyze China's role in global REE production and supply, and how REE production, supply, and demand control REE price.

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Subject:
Biology
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
PRAJUKTI Bhattacharyya
Date Added:
04/05/2022
Activity Option 6.1 - Phosphorus Mining and Impacts
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Mined phosphorus is considered essential for agriculture, especially with the need to feed the ever growing population. However, there are consequences of phosphate mining and use, including pollution at mine sites and fertilizer processing plants, heavy metal accumulation in soil where fertilizers are used, national security issues intertwined with Morocco's dominance of the world supply, and eutrophication that comes with alteration of the phosphorus cycle. Students will consider these issues, their own roles in the problem, and possible solutions in this jigsaw activity.

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Subject:
Biology
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Joy Branlund
Date Added:
12/01/2021
Activity Option 6.2 - Gold Mining and Impacts
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This activity asks students to investigate different aspects of gold mining and think critically about the perceived and real needs for this mineral resource as well as the impacts (both positive and negative) that both gold mining and recycling can have. It integrates concepts and terminology from earlier in the course into real-world situations and personal decision making.
This exercise is set up as a small-group jigsaw activity.

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Subject:
Biology
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Joy Branlund
Leah Joseph
Date Added:
05/29/2020
Activity for the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, New York
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This is an in-depth assignment to explore and write about the history of life as represented at the Museum of the Earth at the Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca, New York. Students will examine several facets of paleontology: paleoecology, paleoclimate, geologic time, and mass extinctions.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
English Language Arts
Geology
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Richard Kendrick
Date Added:
01/20/2023
Aerial photo interpretation and mapping - Bayou Meda anticline, Arkansas
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Students use aerial photography combined with field observation to interpret the geology of a megascopic anticline-syncline pair exposed in the Ouachita Mountains of central Arkansas. This project focuses on the integration of remotely-sensed data with direct observation to develop and test hypotheses regarding the geology and structure of a well-defined field area. Students construct a geological map and cross-section that synthesize their observations and illustrate the geology of the field area.

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Subject:
Biology
Geology
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Jamey Jones
Date Added:
09/09/2020
Alternative Energy Research Project & Presentation
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This is a research project for an Environmental Geology class, in which each student selects or is assigned a type of alternative energy to investigate. The project culminates in a 10-15 minute class presentation with accompanying written abstract.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Studies
Geology
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Eleanor Camann
Date Added:
01/20/2023
Analytical Methods In Geosciences
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Located at https://courses.lumenlearning.com/labmethods/

Word Count: 9849

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Subject:
Chemistry
Geology
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
01/26/2024
Analytical Methods in Geosciences
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Located at https://courses.lumenlearning.com/labmethods/

Word Count: 13827

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Subject:
Chemistry
Geology
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Elizabeth Johnson
Juhong Christie Liu
Date Added:
10/11/2021
The Anatomy of a Rate Law
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This assignment teaches geochemistry students to explain the mathematical forms of rate laws, and organize paragraphs in their writing assignments properly.

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Subject:
Geology
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Author:
Barry Bickmore
Date Added:
08/10/2019
Anatomy of an Earthquake - Professor Iain Stewart
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This short film uses graphics to provide an introduction to the physical causes of earthquakes, and to explore how the way we build and manage our cities determines their vulnerability to a seismic strike.

It was created with the UK GCSE and A' Level curricula in mind.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Geology
Physical Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Data Set
Provider:
The UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Author:
Alex Peel (NERC).
Luke Wilmot (Shadow Industries)
Professor Iain Stewart (Plymouth University)
Tony Gilbert (Shadow Industries)
Date Added:
10/08/2014