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Crandall Canyon Mine Collapse, Utah: Case Example part of Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Students evaluate whether pillar failure and collapse caused ground shaking or whether an earthquake caused pillar failure and mine collapse in the Crandall Canyon Mine collapse in 2007.

The Faults at Delphi, the Oracle, and the Tectonic Setting of the Gulf of Corinth: Case Example part of Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Students interpret data on the faults at Delphi, evaluate the tectonic context of the faults, and explore the proposed connection between faults and the Delphic Oracle of Ancient Greece.

Reservoir-induced seismicity at Nurek Reservoir in Tajikistan: case example part of Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Students use Google Earth to interpret aspects of the general bedrock geology and tectonic setting of the area around Nurek Reservoir in Tajikistan, evaluate reservoir induced seismicity associated with the ...

Structural Analysis of a Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy System part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Activities
Tim Schroeder, Bennington College
This project applies basic geologic skills to the development of a geothermal electrical generation system. I use it in a structural geology, but it would be applicable to any intermediate to advanced level course ...

Food Rheology; Folding Fun part of Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Erin Beutel, College of Charleston
In this activity students analyze the rheologic and structural properties of various foods (everything from pudding to white bread) and think about how they expect them to behave under lateral pressure and how they ...

Analyzing Fault/Fracture Patterns part of Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Jamie Levine, Appalachian State University
During a lab period, students go out in the field to an area that contains at least 2 fault/fracture sets. Students measure orientations of faults and make observations about the relationship between different ...

Tension gashes with Jell-O part of Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Emily Peterman, Bowdoin College
The purpose of this activity is to help students visualize how tensions gashes form.

Spherical Projections part of Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Frederick Vollmer, SUNY College at New Paltz
This is a sequence of two labs on spherical projections and orientation data analysis. The first lab in the semester introduces data formats for lines and planes (strike, dip, trend, plunge, etc.). Spherical ...

What is it? part of Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
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 ...

Structural Geology Musical Chairs part of Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
Geoffrey Pignotta, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
This is a culminating activity designed to have students interpret structures in hand sample. Enough hand samples are chosen for the number of students in the class. Students are given a short amount of time to ...

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