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Teaching Activities

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Earthquake Location
Larry Braile, Purdue University-Main Campus
Earthquake location is an interesting and significant aspect of seismology. A number of methods that vary from simple to complex are available for learning about earthquake location. The methods also allow ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

Scorpions as Seismologists
Laura Wetzel, Eckerd College
Students investigate how seismologists and scorpions use wave travel times to locate sources of movement. The primary strength of this exercise is that it links geophysics and biology to enhance interest for ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology

Earthquake! A Term Paper and Presentation Assignment
Laura Wetzel, Eckerd College
In this writing and oral presentaion assignment, students are challenged to assess a building site for a fictitious organization, the Society for Earthquake Enthusiasts. Each student must choose a historically ...

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Subject: Geology: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology

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

Finding the Moho
Stephen Boss, University of Arkansas Main Campus
This lab activity uses the Rapid Earthquake Viewer (on on-line seismogram viewer),spreadsheet software, and students' knowledge of seismic refraction principles to recapitulate Mohorovicic's classic ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Exploration Methods, Exploration Methods:Refraction

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

Izmit Earthquake
Sarah Titus, Carleton College
This lab allows students to analyze earthquake seismicity from the North Anatolian fault using a variety of methods.

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology

What is Magnitude? Earthquake Magnitude By Analogy
Scott White, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Understanding magnitude scales by analogy to distance. Students use distance as a proxy for understanding how the logarithmic earthquake magnitude scale works. Very simple class or lab exercise for introductory ...

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Subject: Geology: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology

SeisMac Seismogram Modeling
Michael Wysession, Washington University in St. Louis
Use the freely-downloaded "SeisMac" program on a Mac laptop to demonstrated the differences between P, S, Rayleigh and Love waves. SeisMac is a free program that instantly turns a Mac laptop into a ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology

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

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