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Bringing MARGINS Research into the Classroom part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom
A series of workshops devoted to the development of classroom-ready web-based mini-lessons incorporating MARGINS Data.
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A tour of the Mariana Subduction System part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:MARGINS Mini-Lessons
This lesson presents a brief tour of the Mariana subduction system, an active continental margin in the west Pacific.
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Role of Sedimentation in Rifting part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:Mini Lesson Collection 2014
A module in which students use field and geophysical measurements and observations of Gulf of California basins to calculate isostasy and its controls.
Exploring Styles of Extension in the Gulf of California part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:Mini Lesson Collection 2014
An introduction to processes associated with continental rifting, and resulting fault geometries and distributions, and lithospheric responses, using seismic data examples from the Gulf of California.
Role of Plate Motion Obliquity in Rifting part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:Mini Lesson Collection 2014
A module that uses Euler poles to describe the relative motion between the Baja Microplate and North American Plate, highlighting how the obliquity of rifting changes along strike in the Gulf of California.
Bathymetry of Rifted Margins part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:Mini Lesson Collection 2014
This is one component of the Rupturing Continental Lithosphere suite of mini-lessons. Students investigate the morphology of rifted margins by creating topographic/bathymetric maps and profiles across the Red Sea ...
The Woodlark Basin as a Natural Laboratory for the Study of the Geological Sciences part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:MARGINS Mini-Lessons
This activity guides the students through a set of geological problems related to the Woodlark Basin, Papua New Guinea.
Water flow in the subsurface part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Using an off-the-shelf mock-up of a hydrological system, students are asked to predict where water will flow. Dyed water is injected into various parts of the system so that the students can see the flow patterns.
Oil and Gas Exploration Project part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students play the role of a geologist for an oil and gas exploration company. Given a budget and some basic geological information they are required to bid on leases, explore, drill, and hopefully produce at a ...
The Woodlark Basin as a Natural Laboratory for the Study of the Geological Sciences part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
This activity is designed to show introductory physical geology students how geoscientists use many different types of data to solve a geological problem. In this exercise the students integrate basic geological ...
Overview: Rupturing Continental Lithosphere Mini-Lesson Sequence part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:Mini Lesson Collection 2014
An examination of two contrasting rifted margins: the Red Sea and Gulf of California, leading to identification of similarities and differences associated with rifting and lithospheric rupture in each setting.
Sustainable Earth part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This four-hour natural science course provides an understanding of important Earth resources and how their utilization impacts the environment through water pollution, air pollution and hazardous waste production. ...