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Using Dynamic Digital Maps to Teach Petrology part of Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
Christopher D. Condit
In this session we will examine how to utilize Dynamic Digital Maps (DDMs) in undergraduate petrology courses to bring inaccessible and exciting volcanic field areas to the students in the classroom and to engage ...
Last Glacial Maximum part of Topics:Climate Change:Activities
Kristine DeLong, Louisiana State University
This is an outline of an activity I am developing using model output from the CLIMAP study for my Quaternary Paleoecology and Paleoclimate class.
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Fluvial and Alluvial Sedimentology Incorporating Google Earth part of Courses:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
Elizabeth Cassel, Franklin and Marshall College
A lab activity for an undergraduate sedimentary geology course focused on fluvial and alluvial sedimentology, incorporating Google Earth.
part of Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
Mark Schmitz, Boise State University
This web-based app is designed to help students evaluate a radioisotopic age and its uncertainty based upon the collection of data, the application of statistics, and the interpretation of geological and analytical ...
Sequence Stratigraphy Model (for Macintosh) part of Sedimentary Geology:Activities
Dennis Hubbard, Oberlin College
This is an interactive model that generates facies parasequences based on user defined sea-level curves, initial profile and other easily defined input conditions.
Interpreting recent carbon dioxide data part of Topics:Climate Change:Activities
Elizabeth Gordon, Fitchburg State University
This activity engages students in viewing and downloading web-accessed data sets to examine latitudinal trends in CO2 over (recent) time and to interpret a time series of CO2 data from a selected location.
Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): New Orleans part of Courses:Environmental Geology:Activities
Tom Juster, University of South Florida
This is an activity that uses the spreadsheet program Excel to explore the origins of subsidence in New Orleans. There are two versions. The first is a traditional Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum (SSAC) module ...
Calculating Rb-Sr Isochrons part of Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
Andy Barth, IUPUI
This is a spreadsheet that I use in petrology to walk students through calculating Rb-Sr isochrons and talking about isotope heterogeneity and sampling at various scales. The example exercise is the Tuolumne ...
Graphing Chemical Data to Identify Fractional Crystallization part of Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
John Brady, Smith College
Students are given major-element, whole-rock chemical analyses from ten samples of lava from the 1868 eruption of Mauna Loa. They do not know sequence of eruption, only that the lavas came from the same volcano. ...
Google Earth Investigations of Folded and Faulted Landforms part of Topics:Geodesy:Activities
Hillary Hamann, University of Denver
This activity utilizes Google Earth (the free downloadable version) to investigate folded and faulted landscapes and to review crustal deformation processes and associated landform features.