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Structural Control of Giant Rock Avalanches in Argentina part of Activities
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Students analyze the influence of bedrock structures on the locations of giant rock avalanches in Argentina. Activity is available in two versions: 1) short case example that can be used as an in-class activity or ...

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Analysis of Sidewalk Fractures part of Activities
Charles Onasch, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Using fractures in sidewalks as an analog for natural outcrops, students learn to make systematic observations, measure the orientation and location of fractures, manipulate and analyze data, and consider some ...

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Creating Custom Map Images of Earth and Other Worlds part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Jules
LuAnn Dahlman; Lou Estey, UNAVCO
DATA: Planetary images and geodesy data. TOOL: UNAVCO's Jules Verne Voyager Map Server. SUMMARY: Generate maps of Earth or any of 19 other planets and moons. Save and import images into presentations or reports.

Mapping extensional crack arrays in asphalt as normal fault system physical analogues part of Activities
John Weber, Grand Valley State University
Students map extensional crack arrays in asphalt, at full-scale, using long pieces of inexpensive craft paper and markers, map the connections between individual cracks in the arrays, and study (descriptively) ...

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Guided Discovery and Scoring Rubric for Petrographic Analysis of a Thin Section part of Cutting Edge:Metacognition:Activities
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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Guided Reading of Scientific Journal Articles part of Activities
Carol Ormand, Carleton College
This is a sequence of assignments for my Structural Geology course that guides students through the process of critically reading and analyzing scientific journal articles. For each article, I outline the general ...

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Joints in a Cornstarch Analog part of Activities
Juliet Crider, Western Washington University
Desiccated cornstarch-water mixture provides an interactive introduction to joints and joint sets. Students interpret relative ages, examine intersection angles, use surface textures to determine propagation ...

Conjugate Fractures form in Clay part of Activities
Paul Kelso, Lake Superior State University
Pottery clay deformed by uniaxial compression, with a standard hydraulic rock trimmer, produces conjugate fractures at approximately 30 degrees to sigma 1. This activity allows students to observe fracturing and ...

Cracking and Crumbling: Exploring Mechanisms of Dike Emplacement part of Activities
Phil Resor, Wesleyan University
Students explore the shape of basaltic dikes intruded into shale near Shiprock, New Mexico using published maps and a simple mechanical model. Students get practice in making quantitative measurements, evaluating ...

Using the Autocorrelation Function in NIH-Image to Determine Shape-Preferred Orientations part of Activities
Cameron Davidson, Carleton College
Students learn how to use the autocorrelation function in NIH-Image to quantify shape-preferred orientations. Students develop understanding of what the autocorrelation function does by using synthetic images and ...

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