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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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Scientific debate: Mantle plumes
Brennan Jordan, University of South Dakota
A structured format for a debate of the mantle plume hypothesis and alternative hypotheses with supporting materials.

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Equation Dictionary
Jacqueline Caplan-Auerbach, Western Washington University
The equation dictionary is an expansion of the traditional notecard that students bring to equation-based tests. It requires them to provide a prose explanation for the processes described by an equation as well as ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Exploration Methods:Refraction, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Gravity, Magnetism/Paleomag, Seismology, Exploration Methods:Reflection, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics

Earth Motion Monitor
Charles Ammon, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
An activity based around the display near real-time seismograms in the classroom.

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Tectonophysics, Seismology, Geodynamics

Interpretation of plate boundaries from topography, bathymetry, volcanoes, and earthquake focal depths using Google Earth and OneNote
Jeffrey Nunn, Louisiana State University
Students are provided with data on topography, bathymetry, locations of earthquakes and volcanoes and earthquake focal depths in Google Earth. They are asked to plot a cross-section of topography/bathymetry and ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics, Tectonophysics

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

Driving forces of plate tectonics and the importance of inertia
Donald Forsyth, Brown University
Simple in class calculations showing that inertia or momentum is completely unimportant in considering the driving forces of plate tectonics

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics, Tectonophysics

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

Mantle Plumes and Convection Visualizations
Compiled by John McDaris of SERC. These animations and images are examples of the current state of knowledge and research into the nature of mantle convection and the origins of plumes. The complete set of ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics, Computer Modeling

Farallon Slab Visualizations
Compiled by John McDaris of SERC. These animations and images show what scientists know or hypothesize about the history, motion, and effects of the Farallon Plate being subducted under the North American Plate. ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics

Assesing the angle of subduction using GeoMapApp
Rory McFadden, Salem State University
This activity has students determine the angle of subduction using GeoMapApp. Students use datasets available within GeoMapApp to examine the influence of the age of oceanic lithosphere and convergence rate on the ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics:Geodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics

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