University of Texas at Austin

THSCMP Educational Resources

INFORMATION

Barrier Islands, Wetlands, and Coastal Processes

  • Barrier islands and coastal processes PowerPoint: BarrierIslands&CoastalProcessesPPT.pdf
  • Coastal Processes information sheet: CoastalProcesses.pdf
  • Texas Coastal Wetlands: http://texaswetlands.org/

Currents

Tides

Hurricanes

Sea Level Rise

Estuaries

EXERCISES

TEACHER RESOURCES AND LEARNING MODULES

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


ADDITIONAL MODULES

Hurricane!

Description: Students will use Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) surveys to characterize the capitol city of Honduras - Tegucigalpa. These data sets provide digital elevation maps which can be artificially flooded to simulate real-life disaster management scenarios for an urban setting. The data have been provided by the Bureau of Economic Geology. Students will learn:

  • To associate flooding and landslides with Hurricanes.
  • To become familiar with Geological Information System (GIS) software packages.
  • To relate model predictions to real-life scenarios.

Number of Activities: 2
Age-appropriate for: 10th-12th grade 
Supplies Needed: paper, pencil, calculator, computer, internet access
 

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Module Overview
Exercise 1: Weather Tracking
Exercise 2: Flood Protection
Supplemental Material
LIDAR Powerpoint
Answer Key

 

Coastal Zone

Description: The coastal zone is constantly changing. Wind, waves, tide, and currents are processes that have a daily affect on the beach and shoreline. Storms can have a dramatic and instantaneous effect on the coast that may take years to recover from. An understanding of the changes to the beach and shoreline gives insight to the processes that form them.

  • To associate flooding and landslides with Hurricanes.
  • To become familiar with Geological Information System (GIS) software packages.
  • To relate model predictions to real-life scenarios.

Number of Activities: 4
Age-appropriate for: 8th-12th grade 
Supplies Needed: scissors, colored sticky dots, computer, PowerPoint software

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Module Overview and Activities
Worksheet 1 
Worksheet 2
Worksheet 3
Supplement #1 Power Point
Supplement #2 (Student) 
Supplement #2 (Teacher) 
Data Sheet