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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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What is it?
Geoffrey Pignotta, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
This classroom activity involves students interpreting geologic structures presented in photos during lecture. Photos are shown either after topics or towards the end of class and one student is called upon to ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Joints/Fractures, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity

Student Field Guide
Katherine Boggs, Mount Royal University
This activity was inspired by the "Pet Rock" project of Daryl Henry. I developed this activity to be a capstone experience for our students. During the fall 4th year field trip, students are responsible ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Rheology/Behavior of Materials, Modeling Structural Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Structural Visualizations, Joints/Fractures

Taking the Pulse of Yellowstone's "Breathing" Volcano
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, UNAVCO
In this activity, students learn about volcanism in Yellowstone National Park, focusing on its history of eruption, recent seismicity, hydrothermal events, and ground deformation. They learn how scientists monitor ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geophysics:Geodesy, Seismology

Maxwell Behavior of Cake
Christie Rowe, McGill University
Uses 3 points of entry to introduce students to viscoelastic rheology: A hands-on exercise with cake as the deformable material, an accessible example of an artificial material, and using literature to apply the ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Rheology/Behavior of Materials

Structural Geology 'Research' Conference
Julie Willis, Brigham Young University-Idaho
In this assignment students read and discuss a peer-reviewed journal article and prepare for and attend our class 'research' conference. In the conference they present on an area of current research as ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Joints/Fractures, Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Rheology/Behavior of Materials, Modeling Structural Processes, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations

When and How Did Continental Crust Form?
Dave Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman
Many models have been proposed regarding the timing and mechanisms that first formed the continental crust. The purpose of this exercise is to help students explore the question of crustal genesis and evolution ...

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

Learning Assessment #1 - Plate Tectonics
Michelle Speta, University of Alberta; Leslie Reid, University of Calgary
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of the basic concepts of plate tectonics.

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Crust-Busting Faults
George Davis, The University of Arizona
Students independently research a major ancient or active regional fault, and cogently describe map and cross sectional characteristics, kinematics, mechanics, and plate tectonic significance. They present results ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones

The News Hour
George Davis, The University of Arizona
An activity that I successfully used twice in teaching Active Tectonics is one I call "The News Hour," patterned after the PBS New Hour. I generated the idea out of concern that active tectonics sets of ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Google Earth Exercises for Structural Geology
Jonathan Dyess
Students use imagery taken from Google Earth to create photo-geologic maps of areas with various structural styles. Concepts include basic geologic mapping principles, remote data set interpretation, ...

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Subject: Geology: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology



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