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Fluvial and Alluvial Sedimentology Incorporating Google Earth part of 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.
Evolution of Normal Fault Systems During Progressive Deformation part of Structural Geology:Activities
Bob Burger, Smith College
This activity is based on QuickTime movies and color digital photographs derived from sandbox experiments that produce normal faults in a variety of boundary conditions following experiments developed by Ken ...
Petrography and Petrogenesis of a Mid-Ocean Ridge Lava Suite part of Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
Matthew Smith, University of Florida; Mike Perfit, University of Florida
This activity is designed to accompany a set of thin sections available from the authors. Students investigate mid-ocean ride basalt petrography and relate observed mineralogic changes to relevant phase diagrams ...
How Many Is A Million? part of Topics:Rates and Time:Visualizations with Teaching Notes
Roger Steinberg, Del Mar College
Roger Steinberg, Department of Natural Sciences, Del Mar College Description To help students visualize the immensity of geologic time, or even the immensity of just one million years, I have created a very large ...
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 ...
Exploring El Niño part of Courses:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Activities
Kevin Theissen, University of St. Thomas (MN)
In this introductory-level lab activity, students first view a 20-minute portion of an informative video to learn about the operation of an array of moored buoys that is used to detect changes in the El Niño ...
The 2004 Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami part of Visualization:Examples
In this multi-part activity, students study seismograms from different seismic stations recording the Sumatra earthquake of December 26th, 2004 and then determine the epicenter of the quake and track the tsunami it ...
Visualizing Topography part of Enhance Your Teaching:Visualization:Examples
This learning module demonstrates how topographic maps depict elevation differences and the shape of a landscape by utilizing 3-D visualizations. This module is a series of visualizations set within a lesson ...
Photographs of snow bank structures part of Courses:Structural Geology:Activities
Audrey Rule, SUNY College at Oswego
This set of photographs was taken in February 2004 in Oswego, New York on the shore of Lake Ontario, an area that receives about five meters of snow each winter because of lake-effect. Prior to photography, a large ...
Sedimentation of Mud - Observation and Analysis part of Enhance Your Teaching:Videos:Activities
Scott Brande, UAB
The process of mud settling in a graduated cylinder was filmed as a time lapse series over about 2 hours. Students observe and analyze the sedimentation process.