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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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    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. -

    Starting Out With Earth History part of Examples
    Distribute a blank geologic-history timeline to pairs or small groups of students at the start of an Earth History unit or course and ask them work together to fill it out as best they can. -

    Hotspot Lesson: Relative Dating part of ERESE:ERESE Activities
    This lesson explains the application of relative dating for volcanic features in the ocean.