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Floods on the Minnesota River part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students download and manipulate data from historical floods on the Minnesota River (could be done for any river) and use to establish a flood hazard zone for St. Peter, Minnesota. This lab was developed by ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes

Review for interdisiplinary science course (stream ecology, watersheds) part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This is a large-scale participatory activity used to prompt students to review what they have learned and to think actively and cooperatively about the connections between the systems we have discussed prior to the ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Surface Water

Case Study: Zhouqu, China Landslide part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Environmental Geology:Activities
This is a 'citizen science' research project where students to apply their knowledge of landslide processes in an investigation of the natural and anthropogenic causes of a real-world landslide ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Geography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Environmental Science

Recognizing and mapping faults using lidar and field data part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
In this activity, students create a geologic map and cross-section of the Fish Springs cinder cone and surrounding area in the Owens Valley, CA, using a high-resolution DEM developed from airborne lidar data as a ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics:Geodesy, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology

Tectonics of Fiction part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
This writing project of our Tectonics course is assigned at the start of the semester and due near the end. It is a group project that encourages creativity, cooperation, and synthesis of an entire ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Tectonics and climate

Global Topography and Tectonic Plates part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
The goal of this activity is to investigate global topographic and tectonic features, especially the tectonic plates and their boundaries. Using a double-page size digital topographic map of the Earth that includes ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Coastal Erosion Online Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
This assignment is designed to get students to see the application of geology to a local problem, coastal erosion along the Lake Erie shoreline. I think the strength of this assignment is that many of the students ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone

Fluvial and Alluvial Sedimentology Incorporating Google Earth part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
A lab activity for an undergraduate sedimentary geology course focused on fluvial and alluvial sedimentology, incorporating Google Earth.

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Techniques of Sedimentary Geology, Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landscape Evolution, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Sediment Transport and Deposition

Geologic Mapping Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Manage Your Career:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities
This exercise is designed to simulate some of the mapping aspects of a basic geological investigation. This mock geological investigation is a good wrap-up exercise because it incorporates a variety of geological ...

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Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology:Structural Geology, Sedimentary Geology

Observing Streams & Rivers in Google Earth part of Cutting Edge:Manage Your Career:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities
Students are asked to observe fluvial features on both Earth and Mars in satellite images via Google Earth (as well as online panoramas) and explore processes of erosion and deposition and the relationship of ...

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