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Avoiding duplicate activities: Before you complete this form, please check the SERC activity collection (opens in a new window) to see if the activity already exists in our collections. This is especially important if you are contributing an activity that is based on another person's activity or that others may use in their course. If your activity is very similar to one that is already in our collections, please email SERC for options on how to proceed.
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Please provide a full description of your activity or assignment and its outcomes. Be sure to include essential key words or index terms to help users find resources using our search/browse functions. The sample description below is intended as a model.
To prepare for this exercise, each student chooses one data set that has been used to tackle the question of recurrence interval of large earthquakes and seismic risk in the Cascadia subduction system and reads several articles from the literature (turbidites, tree rings, coastal subsidence, the orphan tsunami of AD 1700). Each student comes to class prepared to present the data to a group of classmates, and the group puts the various studies together to evaluate the overall question of recurrence interval and risk. This activity gives students practice in reading the literature, interpreting data sets, analyzing uncertainty and limitations of data, synthesizing disparate data sets to address a problem, and peer teaching.
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UnspecifiedJPEGGIFPNGMicrosoft WordMicrosoft Word 2007 (.docx)PowerPointPowerPoint 2007 (.pptx)ExcelExcel 2007 (.xlsx)Acrobat (PDF)Rich Text FileText FileComma Separated ValuesFlash VideoQuicktime VideoQuicktime MP4 VideoFlash MP4 VideoMP4 VideoFlash AnimationMP3 AudioM4A AudioPhotoshopIllustratorKMLFileKMZ FileZip Archivegzip ArchiveStuffit ArchiveDisk Image FileHTML FileEncapsulated PostscriptPostscriptTIFFJar ArchiveJava Web StartWebM VideoOgg VideoStella RuntimeStella Model (v9 .stm)Stella Model (v10 .stmx)Unknown BinaryThe system will attempt to determine the correct file type based on the name of the file you've selected. Choosing the correct file type here will override that.
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