University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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What is it? part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
This classroom activity involves students interpreting geologic structures presented in photos during lecture. Photos are shown either after topics or towards the end of class and one student is called upon to interpret the photo. Students may come to the screen to point out features if they choose. At the beginning of the course more basic structures are presented for interpretation and as the course progresses more complex photos are used after more advanced topics are discussed.
Structural Geology Musical Chairs part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
This is a culminating activity designed to have students interpret structures in hand sample. Enough hand samples are chosen for the number of students in the class. Students are given a short amount of time to observe all samples. Music is started and they walk around the samples until the music stops. Each student must then present a description and interpretation of the hand sample in front of them.
Structural Geology part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Courses
The description and classification of geological structures and the theoretical and physical analysis of rock deformation. Field and laboratory techniques emphasize mapping and the tectonic analysis of geological structures.