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Lab

Using Google Docs as a discussion platform for peer review of written work. 

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Students will work through a scenario dealing with mineral identification and how minerals are used. They will be given samples of minerals to identify using testing techniques and a list of properties of minerals. Then using their results they must determine which piece of property they would purchase to provide resources to make specific products.

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Students will determine the density of freshwater, saltwater, and cold water vs. hot water. They will use a golfball as a visual because it will float in the salt water. Using the density difference data, students will answer questions about oceans and currents formed.

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Students will make molecules to model a column of air, so they can understand how water in the atmosphere affects air pressure. Students will be weighing their columns of air to see how the weight changes as they add more water molecules to the air column. Then they will use their results to answer questions about air pressure and weather.

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Students will use data from observation wells and a cross-section of the Badwater Landfill Study area to sketch the water table for three different months. Using the sketches from the data students will answer questions about the study area and how groundwater will move throughout the three months.

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Students will research information about coal in order to figure out the amount of electricity used in a typical classroom, the actual cost to run the lights in a typical classroom, the amount of coal it would take to produce the amount of electricity needed to run the lights, and the amount of carbon dioxide produced when the coal is burned.

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Students will graph carbon dioxide data from the past 55 years to gain an understanding of the trends we see occurring. They will need to graph, interpret, and correlate the data as they answer questions in this activity.

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Students are given a cross-section of a proposed cranberry farm site. They must use the scenario/information given to determine whether the site is good for the farm. Students will use many groundwater concepts as they work though the lab questions.

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Using a cross section of Hogback Ridge along with a water scenario students will answer questions to gain an understanding of how water will flow in the ground. They also will learn how different types of rock and sediment will affect the rate water moves and flows in the ground.

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Students will be using information on water quality to understand what it is. Then they will plot and use water quality data, taken at various locations along a river, to gain an understanding of what can affect water quality in a river.

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