Western Washington University
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Equation Dictionary part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
The equation dictionary is an expansion of the traditional notecard that students bring to equation-based tests. It requires them to provide a prose explanation for the processes described by an equation as well as details about the associated variables.
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Geophysics in the community part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
In this activity students develop independent or small group research projects in collaboration with local community organizations, or with the goal of investigating a topic relevant to the greater community. This inspires outreach and interaction with the community and promotes connections with local geology and geophysics firms.
Introduction to Geophysics part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This course presents a broad overview of geophysical topics and techniques, including magnetism, heat flow, gravity and both active and passive source seismology. An underlying theme for the course is the evaluation of geological phenomena such as plate tectonics or mantle plumes, using multiple geophysical techniques.