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If you are interested in finding visualizations to use in creating new teaching activities, there is an extensive collection of topically organized visualizations and other materials available from the On the Cutting Edge: Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations site.


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Connecting Cross-Sectional Data from the Red Sea to Plate Tectonics part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:MARGINS Mini-Lessons
Students will use map views and cross-sectional profiles across the Red Sea to determine plate tectonic processes in the region. Google Earth is a technological tool used to facilitate the investigation.

Stratospheric Ozone part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students explore observational data from ozone-sondes, TOMS, and UARS measurements to learn about changes in stratospheric ozone over the past several decades. -

Identifying Minerals with Chemical and Crystallographic Data part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities
In this exercise, crystal structure data for a variety of unknown minerals are downloaded and entered into XtalDraw or CrystalMaker visualization software program. Step-by-step tutorials are provided with ...

Olivine Crystal Structure part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities
In this exercise, students use the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database and a crystallographic visualization program such as Xtaldraw or CrystalMaker to study the temperature-dependent ordering of Mg ...

Cyber-mapping for Teaching Undergraduate Geosciences Courses part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Structural Geology:Activities
Using cyber-mapping three-dimensional (3D) photo-realistic digital replica of geological outcrop to explain geometry of geological structures.

Visualizing Earthquakes at Convergent Plate Margins part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Visualization:Examples
In this activity students visualize the distribution and magnitude of earthquakes at convergent plate boundaries. Earthquakes are visualized on a 3D globe, making it easy to see their distribution within ...

Introduction to Google Earth part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
This assignment is designed as an introductory Google Earth tutorial on navigation; layers and featured content; and the creation and modification of Placemarks, Paths, and Polygons. The assignment is intended as a ...

Contour Basics: JAVA Mac/PC part of Visualization Examples
A great on-line resource for introducing students to contour plots.

Effect of Fractures on Groundwater Flow Patterns part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Activities
This exercise uses TopoDrive (Hsieh, 2001), a simple, easy-to-use model available from the USGS, to explore the effects of fracture heterogeneities on groundwater flow patterns.

Visualizing Topography part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Visualization:Examples
This learning module demonstrates how topographic maps depict elevation differences and the shape of a landscape by utilizing 3-D visualizations. This module is a series of visualizations set within a lesson ...