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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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Testing the Fixed-hotspot-moving-plate model
Sara Harris, University of British Columbia
Students examine hot spot tracks, magnetic inclination data, and coral data from the Hawaii-Emperor Seamount Chain to test the hypothesis that hotspots are fixed. Most students have learned somewhere that hotspots ...

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

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

Concept puzzles about geophysical methods
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.

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

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

Seafloor Spreading and Magnetic Anomalies
Donna Jurdy, Northwestern University
Students use seafloor maps of magnetic anomalies to compare and establish the spreading rates in the Atlantic and the Eastern Pacific Oceans.

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

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

Using physical observations to guess the interior of a globe
Devin Castendyk, SUNY College at Oneonta
This activity introduces students to the need for geophysics and the application of several geophysical methods commonly employed. Students are given a hollow globe that contains various objects and asked to infer ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Exploration Methods:Refraction, Electromagnetics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Exploration Methods, Magnetism/Paleomag, Seismology, Exploration Methods:Electrical Conductivity/Resistivity, Reflection

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

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