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Teaching Activities

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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Guided Discovery and Scoring Rubric for Petrographic Analysis of a Thin Section
Dave Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman
A guided discovery approach is used to "unpack" the methods and observations used by "master" petrographers in the petrographic analysis of a thin section. A series of spread sheets are used to ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Sedimentary Geology, Education:Assessment:Rubric, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics

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

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:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geophysics, Mineralogy

Bragg's Law
Glenn Richard, SUNY at Stony Brook
"ON A COLD WINTER DAY IN DECEMBER, 1955, Robert Wentorf Jr. walked down to the local food co-op in Niskayuna, New York, and bought a jar of his favorite crunchy peanut butter. This was no ordinary shopping ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Mineral Physics

Wave Interference
Glenn Richard, SUNY at Stony Brook
This activity engages students in the exploration of interference between sinusoidal wave forms. They use an interactive applet to manipulate the phase, wavelength, amplitude, and phase velocity of two waveforms ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Mineral Physics, Physics:Optics:Interference, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy

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

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. ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Sedimentary Geology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Historical Geology, Geophysics, Geomorphology, Economic Geology, Geoscience:Paleontology, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Hydrology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Geology:Tectonics

Rock Cycle
Find animations for the rock cycle including metamorphic rock formation, clastic sedimentary rocks formation, igneous rock formation, and igneous rocks classification.

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Sedimentary Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy

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

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