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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Magma Modification in the central Sierra Nevada Batholith
Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
This exercise is centered around a suite of rocks from the Sierra Nevada batholith. The activities are designed to give petrology students a capstone experience for the igneous portion of the upper-level 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 ...
Homework on Volcanic Rock Chemistry and Binary Phase Diagrams
Jane Selverstone, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
This homework has 2 main parts: In the first part, students are given bulk compositions for 6 volcanic rocks and asked to classify them, think about their normative compositions, and given likely tectonic settings ...
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 -
This section highlights animations, images, interactive graphics and videos used to teach the concept of geologic time in an introductory geology course. Visualizations cover the specific topics of earth history, relative age dating and life through geologic time.
Differentiation and Discrimination of Big Bend Ranch State Park Igneous Rocks
Linda Davis, Austin Community College
I give the students analyses from work that I did with Chris Henry on the Bofecillos Mountains and the Solitario. (Tertiary Volcanism of the Bofecillos Mountains and Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas: Revised ...
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, ...
"ZirChron" Virtual Zircon Analysis App
Mark Schmitz, Boise State University
This web-based app is designed to help students evaluate a radioisotopic age and its uncertainty based upon the collection of data, the application of statistics, and the interpretation of geological and analytical ...
Teaching Geoscience with Video Snips
Scott Brande, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Video snips are short video segments of live footage of geologic processes (settling sand, cleaving minerals, or landslides) used to engage students, foster discussion, and stimulate higher order thinking skills. ...
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 ...