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Teaching Activities

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Determining Mantle Temperature and Composition from Discontinuities
Anna Courtier, James Madison University
This pair of activities uses observations of mantle discontinuity structure to examine mantle heterogeneity and differences in the depth extent of melt sources for ridges and "hotspots." The first ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Geophysics:Tectonophysics

Igneous Rock Compositions and Plate Tectonics
Allen Glazner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
In this exercise, students use whole-rock major- and trace-element compositions of igneous rocks from a variety of tectonic settings and locations to explore the importance of plate setting in determining magma ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings

Volcanoes around the Globe (Beta test copy)
Mark Abolins, Middle Tennessee State University
Undergraduate non-majors use the Arcview geographic information system (GIS) to explore volcanic hazards and the geochemistry of volcanic rocks. Students explore geochemical data from the GEOROC global database and ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology

Volcanoes Around the Globe
Mark Abolins, Middle Tennessee State University
Undergraduate non-majors use the Arcview geographic information system (GIS) to explore volcanic hazards and the geochemistry of volcanic rocks. Students explore geochemical data from the GEOROC global database and ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geography, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

What does the core/mantle boundary look like?
Suzanne Baldwin, Syracuse University
This activity explores how earth scientists infer what materials are present at the core mantle boundary and what this boundary might look like. It provides students with the opportunity to contribute to the ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geophysics, Geochemistry

The Visualization Tool Kit (VTK)
Chuck Anderson, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
An image created with the Visualization Toolkit showing ice surface velocity from a modeled collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Image by Chuck Anderson, Penn State University. submitted by Chuck Anderson, ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Crystallography, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

Petrology/Geochemistry/Mineralogy/Structure of Shear zones in St. Lawrence County
Robert Badger, SUNY Potsdam
Field and petrographic examination of shear zones in northern New York -

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Tectonics, Geochemistry, Mineralogy

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
Linda Davis, Washington and Lee University
Linda Lee Davis Washington and Lee University - The project forces the students to evaluate a geochemical data base, to draw inferences from the data that they plot in various ways, and then to make inferences ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geochemistry



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