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Contribute a Teaching Activity or Assignment


THEMIS image of Ganges Chasma on Mars
Ganges Chasma NASA/JPL/ Arizona State University
From the materials that you provide below, we will create a web page describing your contribution to the Using Mars Data Activities and Assignments Collection. Please complete all fields. You may also upload files to accompany your example. View Activities and Assignments Collection (opens in a new window) to see what is already in the collection.

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This form and the file uploads must be completed in a single session. Leaving the page erases the data. You cannot submit a partially completed form and return to it later.

Please note that, after submission, our support staff must do some preparatory work to catalog and post these resources. We hope to make your contributions "live" within one to two weeks of your submission. Thank you in advance for making this contribution!

About You





Your Activity or Assignment

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ContextTo help your colleagues understand when or how they might successfully use your activity with their own students, please provide the following information on context.





Goals of the Activity or AssignmentTo help your colleagues understand the role of this activity or assignment in your course, please provide a statement of the goals that you have for students in the following three areas:







Description

Please provide a short description of your activity or assignment and its outcomes. Be sure to include essential key words or index terms to help users find resources using our search/browse functions. You will find a sample description below.

Sample Description

To prepare for this case study, students do background reading on landslides and rock avalanches and read the introductory portion of Hermanns and Strecker's 1999 article on rock avalanches in Argentina. In class, students receive data (assembled from figures in the article) on bedrock geology and physiography, as well as stereonets showing orientations of prominent joint sets, bedding, and foliations in the bedrock. Their task is to answer the question of why gigantic rock avalanches occur is some places but not others in this part of Argentina. The activity gives students practice in interpreting geologic maps, using stereonets, and peer teaching. Each student receives one of four possible data sets and must ultimately explain his/her analysis to others. The activity also connects structural geology to another geoscience discipline.



Evaluation

Supporting references and/or URLs

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Upload files

We encourage you to upload files with the full activity description or actual assignment, instructor's notes, and a solution set. You may also upload additional supporting materials such as grading rubrics, data files, images, and sample student work. Please be sure that your files are smaller than 20 Mb. We hope that your files will, in fact, be much smaller than this!

Please be sure to assign titles to your documents that clearly identify their contents and purposes. Please note that your files will be uploaded when you submit this form.

Activity Description/Assignment

A single file containing a complete description of the activity or the actual assignment given to students. Please be sure to include a cover page with at least a title, author(s), affiliation, and contact information. We encourage you to provide relevant background information, context, and goals on the same cover sheet.

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Instructor's Notes

A single file with additional background information for the instructor. This might include a discussion of the background knowledge and skills needed to complete the activity, lecture notes, instructions on how to run the activity, tips for success, etc.

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Solution Set

A single file with the solutions to the activity.

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Supporting Materials

You may upload up to five additional files to accompany your submission. If you have more than five additional files, please combine them (e.g., a .zip archive) for uploading.




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