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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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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 ...

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

Sarah Titus, Carleton College
These exercises can be used in class to insure students have a firm grasp on the concepts behind a variety of geophysical techniques and can take anywhere between 10-45 minutes.

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

Density structure of the earth from mass and moment of inertia
Donald Forsyth, Brown University
Using mass and moment of inertia as constraints, students construct density models of the whole earth. This activity uses concepts from physics, multi-dimensional calculus, and linear algebra, and also reinforces ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Geodesy, Gravity

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

In-situ Density from Gravity by Nettleton
Scott White, University of South Carolina-Columbia
This activity develops students' understanding of gravity data corrections and density estimates by using a gravimeter to collect data and then interpret this data to find an estimate for the local bulk ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy, Gravity

Sequenced writing assignment
Steven Jaume, College of Charleston
An iterative term paper where students include new geophysical data in each new version. This allows the instructor to work closely with the student and point out how different geophysical datasets constrain ...

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

Gravity and Magnetic Consulting Project
Lawrence L. Malinconico, Lafayette College
This project involves the design, implementation, data collection, analysis and report writing for gravity and magnetic survey conducted over a two month period during the course.

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Magnetism/Paleomag, Gravity

Estimating Valley Fill Thickness with a Gravity Survey
Bill Witte, University of Alaska Fairbanks
We will make a gravity traverse of the Goldstream valley to determine the thickness of the valley fill. The exercise will take ~ 4hrs, working in two teams all students will get to function in each of the survey ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Gravity, Exploration Methods, Geodesy

Measuring the Gravity Field: "The Stairwell Lab"
Samuel Peavy, Georgia Southwestern State University
This lab teaches the student how to use a gravimeter by measuring gravity in a stairwell. A plot of the data set will yield and estimate of the elevation correction.

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Gravity, Exploration Methods

Free-Air Gravity
, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Students use gravity measurements to estimate the height to the top of a platform in the Howe-Russell Attrium. This assignment is used to show the precision of gravity measurements and the Free-Air correction

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Gravity