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Where is that chunk of crust going? part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
I introduce students to GPS, frames of reference, and the permanent GPS stations in the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) in class, and obtain near-real-time data for two stations from UNAVCO. We use ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics:Geodesy, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Equation Dictionary part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
The equation dictionary is an expansion of the traditional notecard that students bring to equation-based tests. It requires them to provide a prose explanation for the processes described by an equation as well as ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Exploration Methods:Refraction, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Gravity, Magnetism/Paleomag, Seismology, Exploration Methods:Reflection, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

Density structure of the earth from mass and moment of inertia part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Using mass and moment of inertia as constraints, students construct density models of the whole earth. This activity uses concepts from physics, multi-dimensional calculus, and linear algebra, and also reinforces ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Geodesy, Gravity
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

Interseismic deformation: Crustal deformation between large earthquakes part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
This assignment is based on real geodetic data measured in central California across the San Andreas Fault. It will get the students acquainted with geodetic observations, basic data analysis methods, and ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Tectonophysics
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)

In-situ Density from Gravity by Nettleton part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
This activity develops students' understanding of gravity data corrections and density estimates by using a gravimeter to collect data and then interpret this data to find an estimate for the local bulk ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Gravity
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Estimating Valley Fill Thickness with a Gravity Survey part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
We will make a gravity traverse of the Goldstream valley to determine the thickness of the valley fill. The exercise will take ~ 4hrs, working in two teams all students will get to function in each of the survey ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Gravity, Exploration Methods, Geodesy
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

Reading Time Series Plots part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
This activity provides a brief introduction to GPS and provides a student activity to practice creating and reading time series plots with simplified GPS data and with authentic GPS data from Iceland.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level, College Upper (15-16)

Where is my house and how does it move? part of Activities
This is a homework for UPRM GEOL4060–Applications of GPS in Geosciences. It is an elective course for geology majors. Students will measure the position of their house at the beginning of the semester and do ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

VEPP: Analysis of Inflation-Deflation Events at Pu'u 'Ō'ō Using Tiltmeter Data part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Volcano Exploration Project: Pu`u `O`o:Examples
Brief three-line description of the activity or assignment and its strengths (you will have an opportunity to expand on this description later in the form): This activity is a homework exercise with an ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Volcanoes
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)



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