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Northridge: A Case Study of an Urban Earthquake
Michael Mayhew, National Science Foundation;
Michael Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions Summary The 1994 Northridge Earthquake Case Study explores the mystery of how such a major fault could have been missed within a tectonic basin that is ...

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

Tectonics of Fiction
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania
This writing project of our Tectonics course is assigned at the start of the semester and due near the end. It is a group project that encourages creativity, cooperation, and synthesis of an entire ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Tectonics and climate

Timing of mineralization in the palm of your hand: Cross-cutting relations, copper minerals and ore-forming hydrothermal fluid evolution
Barb Dutrow, Louisiana State University
This lab is designed to familiarize students with the geologic history of an ore-deposit, deciphered in the palm of your hand. By determining cross cutting relations of veins and mineralogy, students decipher the ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Geochemistry, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria

Pet Rock Project: A Semester-long Exercise for Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Darrell Henry, Louisiana State University
The pet rock project is a semester-long project in which each student randomly selects an igneous or metamorphic rock from the instructor or brings in a rock from an appropriate locality, and follows all of the ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geochemistry, Volcanology, Metamorphic Processes, PTt Relationships, Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Tectonics, Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies

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

Petrography and Petrogenesis of a Mid-Ocean Ridge Lava Suite
Matthew Smith, University of Florida; Mike Perfit, University of Florida
This activity is designed to accompany a set of thin sections available from the authors. Students investigate mid-ocean ride basalt petrography and relate observed mineralogic changes to relevant phase diagrams ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria

Using Dynamic Digital Maps to Teach Petrology
Christopher D. Condit
In this session we will examine how to utilize Dynamic Digital Maps (DDMs) in undergraduate petrology courses to bring inaccessible and exciting volcanic field areas to the students in the classroom and to engage ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Radioisotopes, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Tectonics, Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes

Thermal Exhumation Model
Steve Hurst, University of Illinois at Chicago
Build a one-dimensional thermal model in STELLA of rock uplift. Determine how the speed of uplift affects the geotherm and why uplift rates determined from heat flow are often too high. The model demonstrates the ...

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Tectonophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Modeling Structural Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Cyber-mapping for Teaching Undergraduate Geosciences Courses
Mohamed Abdelsalam, University of Texas at Dallas, The
Using cyber-mapping three-dimensional (3D) photo-realistic digital replica of geological outcrop to explain geometry of geological structures. -

Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Structural Visualizations

Introduction to Moment Magnitude
John Jasbinsek, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
This activity reviews body-wave magnitude, and takes a closer look at its merits. Then moment magnitude is defined and contrasted with body-wave magnitude. The 2004 Parkfield earthquake is used to illustrate moment ...

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



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