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Historical Earthquakes and Uplift/Subsidence of Sumatra from Coral Growth Rings -- Advanced Version part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:MARGINS Mini-Lessons
In this lab, students will use data from real corals collected in Sumatra to track the sea-level and earthquake record of the region over the past century.

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Anthropogenic Effects on Erosion part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This exercise investigates anthropogenic effects on erosion in two parts. The first is a discussion of a paper by Roger Hooke (2000) "On the history of humans as geomorphic agents." The second half ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Coastal-zone, Fluvial

Geomorphology in the news part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
The activity requires students to present a current news story that has a geomorphic component. The students must relate course material to current events and society.

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Tectonic Geomorphology

Mass Wasting and Slope Stability part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
An investigation of mass movements along the shores of Lake MI. Students will assess strength characteristics of unconsolidated sediment in the field, survey the morphology of the movement, and determine the ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement

Rocks, Weathering, and Erosional Landscapes part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Students will identify a variety of silicate minerals and rocks and relate them to their topographic expression according to relative resistance.

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution

Fault-bounded mountains and morphometric properties part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This classroom activity is designed to help students see the utility of simple morphometric properties in fault-bounded mountain and piedmont environments. Rather than listing and describing commonly used ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology

Drainage basin patterns and stream courses part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This is a two- to three-day classroom activity and writing assignment that is designed to help students recognize typical drainage basin patterns and stream courses. In addition to discussing common drainage basin ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial

Watershed Analysis of Stream Morphology part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This activty provides students with an opportunity to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze stream morphology of a watershed.

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial

Fluvial Landforms on Maps part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
This is an in-class exercise designed to A) give students more practice reading topographic maps, B) have students identify fluvial landforms on maps, and C) get students thinking about the processes that formed ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial

Geo-Savvy Assessment part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
I use this "landscape interpretation" exercise to assess what students know coming into my classroom - so that I can pitch the lecture at the right level. I also use a similar structured assessment at the ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landscape Evolution