Physical Science (Geology Program)
Highline Community College
I have a Master's of Science in Geology for Indiana University. I currently live in the Seattle area and teach at Highline Community College. My courses include: Physical Geology, Introductory Geomorphology, Geologic Hazards, Geology of the Pacific Northwest, Environmental Geology, and a number of small field classes.
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Ground Shaking and Damage at Your House part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Activities
In this activity, students use a seismic hazard map from the USGS to estimate the ground shaking hazard in their community. The map shows a 10% probability of ground accelerations reaching or exceeding a certain % ...
The High Cost of High Tech: Environmental and Human Costs of Metals part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
Students conduct independent research on metal and metal ores resources, including exploring the human and environmental costs of metal mining, consumption, disposal, and recycling. A series of worksheets, completed outside of class, guide students in examining their own use and consumption of metals, learn the true importance of metals in their lives, and the impact of resource consumption to the human community.
Geologic Catastrophes part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Courses
This is an introductory-level lecture and activity based course focused on geologic hazards in the Pacific Northwest: earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, and landslides. Students are required to access the ...
Earthquake Scenarios: Evaluating Potential Ground Shaking and Damage part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Real-World Examples
Carla Whittington, Physical Science (Geology Program), Highline Community College Summary The Pacific Northwest lies along a convergent plate boundary called the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Within this tectonic ...