Global Change 1 Labs/Discussions
Fall Schedule


 

Updated Aug 2021

 

Section

Time

GSI

Computer Room

2

Mon 5:30-7:30 

Kirby Mills

3325 Dana

3

Mon 1-3

Kirby Mills

3325 Dana

4

Tues 9-11

Giorgia Auteri

3325 Dana

5

Tues 3-5

Giorgia Auteri

3325 Dana

6

Wed 1-3

Bridget Shayka

3325 Dana


All Labs Meet in 3325 Dana Building
 

 

 

WEEK

DATE/
LOCATION

TOPIC

LINK

INSTRUCTIONS

WHAT TO
HAND IN

1:

Lab 1

30 Aug - 3 Sep

Computer Room

I. "Challenges We Face" Reading and Discussion

II. Intro of Term Projects and Prospectus
 

 

Introduction to Critical Reading & Discourse – "The Challenges We Face" and "Defining Planetary Boundaries"


I. Read through the assignment completely because there are a number of activities you are required to complete before coming to class.

II. Before lab, explore the Project Resources Section at the bottom of this page. Think about topics you would like to explore further for your final project and bring ideas to class (also, look at the GC1 lecture topics for ideas).
 


-Word document in Canvas with writeup for "Challenges We Face"
(10 points)

-Attendance
(3 points)

13 points total
 

2:

Reading

6-10 Sep

Take-Home Reading Assignment

Environmental Justice


Read both assigned articles, and answer one discussion question for each article.
 


-Word document in Canvas with writeup for "Making a planet worth saving" and "How geology can ease your mind"
(13 points)

13 points total
 

3:

Lab 2

13-17 Sept

Computer Room

Earth's Energy Balance Model

Earth’s Energy Balance Model

Read through the lab before coming to class. After class, turn in the completed assignment on Canvas. Include your models, graphs, and equations in your Word assignment.


-Questions, models, graphs, and equations
(10 points)


-Attendance
(3 points)

13 points total
 

4:

Lab 3

20-24 Sep

Computer Room

Daisy World

Daisy World

Read through the lab before coming to class. After class, turn in the completed assignment on Canvas.


-Questions, models, graphs, and equations
(10 points)

-Attendance
(3 points)

13 points total
 

5:

Lab 4

27 Sep - 1 Oct

Computer Room

Natural Selection and Mutation: The Case of the Peppered Moth

 

Natural Selection and Mutation - The Case of the Peppered Moth


Read through the lab before coming to class. After class, turn in the completed assignment on Canvas.


Submit your model, equations and 10 graphs.

-Questions, models, graphs, and equations
(10 points)

-Attendance
(3 points)

13 points total
 

6:

Lab 5

4-8 Oct

Computer Room

 

Ecological Footprint

Ecological Footprint Activity and Assignment

Read through the activity before coming to class. After class, turn in the completed assignment on Canvas. 


-Completed assignment
(10 points)

-Attendance
(3 points)

13 points total

*Project Idea/Description will be due week of Oct. 4 in lab
 

7:

Lab 6

11-15 Oct

Computer Room

Science and the Media

 

Science and the Media Assignment

Find a Peer-Reviewed Journal Article to read and answer questions about. After class, turn in the completed assignment on Canvas.


-Completed assignment
(10 points)

-Attendance
(3 points)

13 points total
 

8:

No Lab


18-22 Oct

Fall Break
 

No Lab

No Lab

No Lab

 

 

9:

Lab 7

25-29 Oct

Computer Room

Group Project

Group Project Work


Bring the work you have done so far for your group project. Come prepared to work on your project with your group and bring questions for your GSI.

*Read the paper grading rubrics in "Project Instructions and Guidelines"

 


-Attendance
(3 points)


3 points total

 

10:

Lab 8

1-5 Nov

Computer Room

Analysis of Vostok Ice Core Data

Analysis of Vostok Ice Core Data

 

Link to Vostok Data: VOSTOK DATA LINK

Read through the lab before coming to class. After class, turn in the completed assignment on Canvas.


-Completed assignment (10 points)


-Attendance (3 points)

13 points total
 

11:

Lab 9

8-12 Nov

Computer Room

The Global Carbon Cycle

Alteration of the Global Carbon Cycle

 

Read through the lab before coming to class. After class, turn in the completed assignment on Canvas.


-Questions, models, graphs (4), and equations
(10 points)

-Attendance
(3 points)

13 points total
 

12:

Lab 10

 

15-19 Nov

Computer Room

Long Term Climate Regulation

Long Term Climate Regulation

Read through the lab before coming to class. After class, turn in the completed assignment on Canvas.


-Questions, models, graphs, and equations
(10 points)


-Attendance (3 points)


13 points total

 

13:

No Lab


22-26 Nov

Thanksgiving Break
 

No Lab

No Lab

No Lab

 

 

14:

Lab 11

29 Nov -3 Dec

Computer Room

Group Project

Group Project Work


Bring the work you have done so far for your group project. Come prepared to work on your project with your group and bring questions for your GSI.

*Read the presentation grading rubric in "Project Instructions and Guidelines"

 

-Attendance
(3 points)


3 points total
 

15:

Presentations


6 - 10 Dec

Computer Room
 

Student Presentations

Course Projects

Final Project Document Due. See Project Resources for details

125 points total
(see rubrics below)

Presentation Schedule for the week of 6 - 10 December

Section

Time

GSI

Computer
Room

Visiting Professor

2

Mon 5:30-7:30

Kirby

3325 Dana

TBA

3

Mon 1-3

Kirby

3325 Dana

TBA

4

Tues 9-11

Giorgia

3325 Dana

TBA

5

Tues 3-5

Giorgia

3325 Dana

TBA

6

Wed 1-3

Bridget

3325 Dana

TBA

Project Timeline

   Assignment

   Due Date/ Meeting Time

 1. Project Idea/Description

In lab, week of October 4

 2. Draft Paper

Friday, November 5

 3. Final Paper

 4. Presentation

Last week of labs

 

 

Project Resources

Project Instructions and Guidelines

Assignments, instructions, and rubrics; basically everything you need

Citation Guide Finding and citing relevant sources of information

LSA Reference

LSA Plagiarism and Collaboration Guidelines

Appendix 1

Reference 1

Generic Stella Models

 

 

 

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