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 ...
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.
Jackie 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Magnetic Survey Lab
Rob Sternberg, Franklin and Marshall College
To do a "magnetic survey" in the lab to understand the nature of magnetic anomalies, and to plot the data using profiles and contour maps.
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 ...