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Geophysics in the community part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Jacqueline Caplan-Auerbach, Western Washington University
In this activity students develop independent or small group research projects in collaboration with local community organizations, or with the goal of investigating a topic relevant to the greater community. This ...

Theoretical estimation of cooling times part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Steve Dickman, SUNY at Binghamton
Development of equations governing conduction of heat, culminating in a scaling analysis to easily estimate order-of-magnitude time for magma body to cool. Simple ultimate formulas and wide-ranging geoscience ...

Introduction to Seismic Refraction part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Stephen Boss, University of Arkansas Main Campus
First exposure of students to manipulating seismic refraction/reflection principles to developing a very simple model using spreadsheet software. Emphasize computing and numeracy skills and learning to use ...

Wysocki Farm Refraction Project part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Laurie Brown, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Wysocki Farm refraction project is a lab activity to determine depth to the water table and to bedrock using given seismic refraction data collected on the campus of the University of Massachusetts. Seven shots ...

In-situ Density from Gravity by Nettleton part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Scott White, University of South Carolina-Columbia
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 ...

Volcano Homework Assignment part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Steven Jaume, College of Charleston
This assignment includes rank ordering lava flow data from Hawaii and using it to predict repeat times of lava flow areas. This and similar quantitative assignments emphasize power law frequency-magnitude ...

Ray Paths part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Students work in groups to "walk" through the ray paths of the direct wave, ground roll, reflected wave, and refracted wave. This exercise gives them a visual image of the ray paths as well as the ability ...

Sequenced writing assignment part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Steven Jaume, College of Charleston
An iterative term paper where students include new geophysical data in each new version. This allows the instructor to work closely with the student and point out how different geophysical datasets constrain ...

Use of Seismic Refraction in the Characterization of Alluvial Aquifers part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Horacio Ferriz, California State University-Stanislaus
1. Objectives - Introduce the physical principles behind the method of seismic refraction - Demonstrate basic field procedures followed in seismic refraction surveys - Practice the techniques of seismic data ...

Groundwater Depth and Fracture Pattern Determination part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Lawrence L. Malinconico, Lafayette College
Learning to use the resistivity methodology for both vertical profiling and horizontal mapping.

Gravity and Magnetic Consulting Project part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Lawrence L. Malinconico, Lafayette College
This project involves the design, implementation, data collection, analysis and report writing for gravity and magnetic survey conducted over a two month period during the course.

Learning how to use resistivity soundings for interpretation of subsurface stratigraphy part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Remke Van Dam, Michigan State University
This activity uses a combination of field measurements, lab experiments and simple modeling to develop an understanding of electrical resistivity methods as a tool in geology and hydrology. Students work in groups ...

Estimating GPS Positional Error part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Bill Witte, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Very simply and directly determine the x, y, z accuracy of the various GPS receivers using a simple method that doesn't use a lot of quantitative statistics and yields a gut-level sense of the accuracy of ...

Estimating Valley Fill Thickness with a Gravity Survey part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Bill Witte, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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 ...

Looking for Gas Layers in Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Constantin Cranganu, CUNY Brooklyn College
The students perform a well log analysis in order to discover gas-bearing layers in a sedimentary basin (Anadarko)

Introduction to Plate Tectonics part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Elizabeth Cochran, University of California-Riverside
Uses maps created in Google Earth to explore concepts of plate tectonics including locations of plate boundaries, age of the sea floor, and distribution of earthquakes

Using physical observations to guess the interior of a globe part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Devin Castendyk, SUNY College at Oneonta
This activity introduces students to the need for geophysics and the application of several geophysical methods commonly employed. Students are given a hollow globe that contains various objects and asked to infer ...

Driving forces of plate tectonics and the importance of inertia part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Donald Forsyth, Brown University
Simple in class calculations showing that inertia or momentum is completely unimportant in considering the driving forces of plate tectonics

Seismogram Patterns part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Charles Ammon, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
I assign this homework on the first day of class, after discussing the nature of science and mathematics, and the integral role of patterns in scientific discovery. The specific goal is to have students carefully ...

Find the UST with GPR part of Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
William Montgomery, New Jersey City University
Field-based activity that uses GPR to find an underground storage tank (UST). Optionally, data provided with the activity enables lab or class use as well. Activity can be enhanced with use of GPS unit that takes ...