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Title MIT Course Previewsort descending Type of Activity Instructional Approach Content Area SDG
Process Analysis D-Lab: Supply Chains

Problem set on forecasting from the course D-Lab: Supply Chains.

Problem Set Other Supply Chain SDG 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth
Ocean Circulation II Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics

Problem Set for the course Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics

Problem Set Other Fluid Dynamics SDG 15 - Life on Land
Essay Geobiology

What criteria do you think are important for assessing the habitability of a planetary body? Illustrate with reference to current or past missions in our solar system.


What is meant by the concept of Galactic Habitable Zone. Illustrate with reference to a current mission that looks outside our solar system.

Paper Other Biology SDG 15 - Life on Land
Problem Set 2 Modeling Environmental Complexity

Problem Set 2 for the Modeling Environmental Complexity


Problem Set Other Modeling SDG 15 - Life on Land
Responses Paper Infrastructure and Energy Technology Challenges

A response paper communicates your intellectual reactions to an idea in the articles and papers we read for class. Much like a book review, the response paper usually provides your overall point of view regarding the material read. 

Paper Other Energy SDG 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy
Problem Set 6: Resource Allocation Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability

The objective of this problem is to allocate agricultural water to maximize profits, subject to environmental constraints.

Modeling/Simulation Experiential Learning Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering SDG 15 - Life on Land
Drawdown D-Lab: Water Climate Change and Health

Browse the Drawdown solutions and pick one that interests you. Come prepared to class to present that solution, either informally (sitting at your seat and just talking) or formally (preparing some slides for class presentation, and/or some related material you have dug up on that solution). Your presentation might take 5 minutes or so.

Presentation Inquiry-Based Learning Varies SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals
Problem Set 2 Geobiology

Problem set for the course Geobiology. 

Problem Set Other Biology SDG 15 - Life on Land
Journals The Once and Future City

In many fields, the journal (or sketchbook, field notebook, or lab book) is an important aid both to the process of research and discovery, and to the documentation of that process and its product, the findings, in more formal papers or books.

Your journal is a place to begin puzzling out some of the ideas that you will explore further in each of four assignments: Select A Site; Natural Processes; Change Over Time; and Traces and Trends. The first step in preparing to write the journal is to read the guide for that assignment: to familiarize yourself with what the assignment is asking you to do; to figure out what kind of background information and evidence you will need to accomplish that task. You will gather that information and evidence in class discussion, in the required readings, and on field trips.

Journal Other Urban Studies SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities
Your Site through Time The Once and Future City

This is the third part of a four-part, semester-long project. The first part consisted of finding a site; the second, to find evidence of its environmental history and ongoing natural processes. Now the task is to trace changes on your site over time by comparing its character at several points in time, using maps. You may find different kinds of changes: Land use, density of settlement, additions to buildings, ownership, transportation. The types of sources you will find helpful are historical maps, especially nineteenth and twentieth-century atlases, and may also include plans, prints, and photographs. 

Paper Place-Based Learning Urban Studies SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities