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Classroom, Lab and Field Exercises in Geophysics

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Continental and oceanic heat flow part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Activity Ideas
Andrew Goodwillie, Kim Kastens, Linda Sohl, Jaime Toro, Amy Cline, Shelley Olds, Rob Graziono, Sarah Titus, Erin Heffron, Chuck Anderson, Jim Washburn, Steve Reynolds, Ron Schott, and Charlie Onasch Topic: ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Dan E. Olson/Tina Johnson Edgewood College / UW-Madison
Dan E. Olson/Tina Johnson Edgewood College / UW-Madison - Semester long research projects as a partial substitute for traditional laboratory exercises have been implemented in two, two-semester long Introductory ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Bob Ridky, US Geological Survey
Robert Ridky U.S. Geological Survey - This is one activity in a series of web-based modules that encourages introductory college students to use the abundant real-time and archived geoscience data available ...

Investigating Earthquakes with ArcVoyager GIS part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Investigating Earthquakes
Carla McAuliffe; David Smith, GLOBE; Joseph Kerski
DATA: Recent and Historical Earthquake Data TOOL: ArcVoyager Special Edition GIS - Explore earthquake data and import them into a Geographic Information System (GIS). Analyze the data to predict where the next big earthquake will occur.

Oceans Socratic Questioning part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Socratic Questioning:Examples
Dorothy Merritts
Oceans Socratic questions and answers. -

Ocean Stratigraphy Challenge part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
A 15-20 minute think-pair-share activity interpreting a deep-sea sediment core combining concepts from oceanography, sedimentology, and plate tectonics. -

Being P-Waves and S-Waves part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
Michelle Hall-Wallace (Science Education Solutions, Inc.) and Randall Richardson (University of Arizona, Tucson)
Teach students about P-waves and S-waves by having them model them with their own bodies. -

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Where is North? part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Students use a microcomputer connected to a magnetic field sensor to measure the magnitude and direction of their local Earth's magnetic field . -

Virtual Oil Well Game part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
This strategy game has players prospect for oil using seismic profiles on limited budgets. -

Density of the Earth - How to Solve It part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
This module addresses the real problem of determining the density of the Earth and invites the student to figure out how to solve the problem.

Density of Earth - Using Some Field Data part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
This module addresses the problem of how to determine the density of the earth and has students do some field experiments to get the data they need to answer the problem.

The Floating Lithosphere - Eureka! part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
In this module, students examine Archimede's Principle in general and as it applies to Isostacy.

The Floating Lithosphere - Isostasy part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
Students are asked to numerically and then analytically determine the relations governing the depth of compensation.

The Earth's Shells - Density vs. Depth part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
In this module, students are asked to devise a way of graphically plotting the density variations with depth in the Earth.

The Earth's Shells - Thicknesses and Densities part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
This module explores the combination of densities and shell thicknesses that produce an aggregate density of the Earth of 5.5 g/cm3.

Is volcanism caused by a deep-seated mantle plume? part of Integrating Research and Education:Yellowstone
by Kent Ratajeski, kratajes@westga.edu Department of GeosciencesUniversity of West Georgia The following topical questions and selected resources are designed to guide you through the current debate on the origin ...

Looking into Earth with GIS part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Seismic Wave Velocity
Carla McAuliffe; David Smith, GLOBE; Marianne Weingroff, NCAR/UCAR
DATA: Seismic Wave Model Output. TOOLS: My World GIS, Microsoft Excel. SUMMARY: Examine seismic wave data in a Geographic Information System (GIS). Analyze wave velocities to infer the depth of the crust-mantle boundary.

Question of the Day: Writing an Abstract part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Question of the Day
The purpose of this activity is to help you identify key components of a science paper, and clarify the purpose and content of an abstract. A good abstract is just a brief description of the contents of a paper. ...

Gallery Walk Questions about Coastlines part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Gallery Walks:Examples
created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University The following are potential questions that could be used in a gallery walk activity about coastlines. The questions are organized according to the cognitive ...

Determining Earthquake Probability and Recurrence from Past Seismic Events part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Eric Baer, Highline Community College
A homework/classroom activity where students collect historical earthquake information and use it to forecast the probability of larger earthquakes.