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Structural Geology 'Research' Conference
Julie Willis, Brigham Young University-Idaho
In this assignment students read and discuss a peer-reviewed journal article and prepare for and attend our class 'research' conference. In the conference they present on an area of current research as ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Joints/Fractures, Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Rheology/Behavior of Materials, Modeling Structural Processes, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines

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

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

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

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

Geophysics in the community
Jackie 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

New Views of an Old Continent: A Tectonics Lab Exercise Using Geophysical Maps of Australia
David Greene, Denison University
In this lab activity students are given five different map views of the continent of Australia: Geology, Gravity Anomaly, Magnetic Anomaly, Digital Elevation, and Satellite Image, and asked to investigate and ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Gravity, Magnetism/Paleomag, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics

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

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