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This page currently houses examples from the geosciences. Examples specific to economics may be found at the economic examples page.

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    Geologic Puzzles: Morrison Formation part of 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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    Hotspot Lesson: Mantle Plumes part of ERESE:ERESE Activities
    This lesson introduces the theory of mantle plumes and possible ways of finding evidence to support the theory.

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    How Fast Do Materials Weather? part of Examples
    A think-pair-share activity in which students calculate weathering rates from tombstone weathering data. -

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    Carbon Dioxide Exercise part of Examples
    Students work in groups, plotting carbon dioxide concentrations over time on overheads and estimating the rate of change over five years. -

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    Magma Viscosity Demos part of Examples
    This is an interactive lecture where students answer questions about demonstrations shown in several movie files. They learn to connect what they have learned about molecules, phases of matter, silicate crystal ...

    Hotspot Lesson: Hotspot Theory and Plate Velocities part of ERESE:ERESE Activities
    This activity provides the students with a data set of ages of some of the Hawaiian Volcanoes and seamounts and how far they are from the active volcanism (considered to be the location of the hotspot). By plotting the data on a graph and fitting the data with a line of best fit, the plate velocity can be estimated by taking the slope of the line.

    Constructing Phylogenetic Trees: The Whippo Story part of Examples
    An interactive lecture in which students use data on feeding habits and habitat, skeletons, and DNA sequences to draw phylogenetic trees. -

    Rivers: Short In-class Activity part of Examples
    Images of the James River in Virginia, including one at flood stage, and of potholes, all of which can be used to have the students make observations, estimates, and interpretations. -

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

    Learning to Think about Gravity: Newtons's Theory part of Examples
    The purpose of this exercise is to learn how to think about gravity, learn about scientific methodology, and transition from the Aristotelian to the Newtonian understanding of gravity. -

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