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Teaching Activities

These teaching activities have been submitted by participants in Cutting Edge workshops and all have to do with Structural Geology, Geophysics, and/or Tectonics. You can narrow the view by using the free-text search box as well as by selecting terms from the list on the right. This will allow you to see a particular slice through the collection.


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Using Geophysical Field Studies as the Focus for Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in an Introductory Geophysics Course
Paul Kelso, Lake Superior State University
Using field geophysics projects as the focus of problem based learning activities in an introductory geophysics course provides students with the opportunity to work and think as geophysicists. Students are ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Exploration Methods:Ground Penetrating Radar, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Exploration Methods, Geophysics in other disciplines, Magnetism/Paleomag, Exploration Methods:Electrical Conductivity/Resistivity, Electromagnetics

Geophysics in the community
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 ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Exploration Methods, Exploration Methods:Reflection, Ground Penetrating Radar, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Gravity, Seismology, Magnetism/Paleomag, Exploration Methods:Electrical Conductivity/Resistivity, Refraction

Theoretical estimation of cooling times
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 ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Geodynamics

Volcano Homework Assignment
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 ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines

Use of Seismic Refraction in the Characterization of Alluvial Aquifers
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 ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Exploration Methods, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water: Field methods in hydrogeology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Exploration Methods:Refraction, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines

Learning how to use resistivity soundings for interpretation of subsurface stratigraphy
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 ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water: Field methods in hydrogeology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Exploration Methods:Electrical Conductivity/Resistivity

Find the UST with GPR
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 ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology, Field methods in hydrogeology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Exploration Methods, Exploration Methods:Ground Penetrating Radar

Magnetometer Survey
Michael Harris, James Madison University
This activity collects two sets of magnetic data, using two different types of magnetometers, one which collects individual data points, and one that collects continuous readings. Both methods have pros and cons, ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Magnetism/Paleomag

The Birth of the Earth System and the Convection Paradigm
Steve Dickman, SUNY at Binghamton
Convection is a major process operating throughout the Earth System. This combination lecture sequence / problem set activity sets the stage for the appearance and importance of convection within the Earth System, ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics, Geophysics in other disciplines

Exploring Earthquake Hazards with GIS
Constantin Cranganu, CUNY Brooklyn College
This activity is a straightforward application of GIS to assessment of earthquake hazards. The students get more modeling skills with GIS and a better understanding of earthquake hazards.

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

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