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Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Teaching with GIS:Examples
This is a college-level adaptation of a chapter from the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The students download global quake data over a time range and use GIS to interpret the tectonic context. -

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Geologic Puzzles: Morrison Formation part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
Images of faulted strata, tilted turbidites, and beach rocks bring the field into the classroom, giving students practice in doing what geoscientists do. These images are examples of geologic puzzles. -

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"Adopt an Outcrop" part of Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Describing rock outcrops and hand specimens -

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Being P-Waves and S-Waves part of Role Playing:Examples
Teach students about P-waves and S-waves by having them model them with their own bodies. -

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2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project part of Cooperative Learning:Examples
Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the ...

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Fracture Fundamentals: A Cheesy Analog part of Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
This activity has students make small cuts in processed cheese food and then apply shear stress perpendicular or parallel to the cuts to see what sort of fracturing will occur. -

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Half Life Model part of Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
While working in groups to facilitate peer tutoring, students manipulate a hands-on, physical model to better comprehend the nature of half life. Students use the model to simulate the decay of radionuclides. The ...

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Distribution of Active Volcanoes Exercise part of Role Playing:Examples
In this series of inquiry-based exercises about volcanoes and plate tectonics, students will collect, plot, and interpret data and finish with a role-playing activity and a virtual field trip. -

Describe and Interpret Images: Folded Strata part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
In class, have students make a simple sketch of an outcrop shown in a slide (or computer projection) then discuss possible interpretations. -

Assembling a Geologic History part of Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
Assemble a regional geologic history by compiling observations made a several sites. -

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