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Cascadia Great Earthquake and Tsunami Suite
Michael Mayhew, National Science Foundation;
Michael Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions Summary The Cascadia Earthquakes and Tsunami Suite contains five case studies organized around understanding the potential for large earthquakes and ...

Isostasy and Global Elevation Patterns
Stephen Schellenberg, San Diego State University
This investigation explores the basic process of isostasy and its explanatory power for the observed bimodal distribution for global elevations. In Part A, the densities of representative rock samples of granite ...

Learning Assessment #3 - Igneous & Sedimentary Rocks (2011)
Leslie Reid, University of Calgary; Michelle Speta, University of Alberta
An in-class activity that tests students' understanding of igneous and sedimentary rocks and processes.

What Can (and Cannot) Be Learned from Scientific Drilling Using Examples from Margins Initiatives
Rosemary Hickey-Vargas, Florida International University
This is a lecture segment that could be introduced to an introductory geoscience class to help explain and demonstrate what can and cannot be found out by scientific drilling.

Accretionary vs. erosive subduction margins
David Pearson, Idaho State University; (James) Casey Moore, University of California-Santa Cruz; Jeff Marshall, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona; Eliza Richardson, Pennsylvania State Univ-Penn St. Erie-Behrend Coll
This module examines the nature and variability of subduction margins through examination of data sets that document subduction zone inputs, deformation, and resulting morphology in different settings.

Pre-instructional activities to prepare students for online learning
Eliza Richardson, Penn State University - University Park
Students get low-stakes practice doing many of the tasks they will have to complete later on the course such as navigating the course website, turning in an assignment to a dropbox, and posting to a discussion ...

Northridge: A Case Study of an Urban Earthquake
Michael Mayhew, National Science Foundation;
Michael Mayhew and Michelle Hall, Science Education Solutions Summary The 1994 Northridge Earthquake Case Study explores the mystery of how such a major fault could have been missed within a tectonic basin that is ...

HMK 1_Plate Boundaries: Present, future, & past
Brian Hampton, Michigan State University; , Michigan State University
This project builds on in-class exercises and lectures by having students learn to identify modern, future, and past plate boundaries. Students will use trends in topography, distribution of earth quake and ...

Earthquake Investigation Workshop: Shake, Rattle, & Rock
Daniel Murray, University of Rhode Island
This workshop is part of an NSF-funded effort to provide professional development to STEM teachers in Rhode Island. In this activity, students will make "earthquakes" using a simple model, the earthquake ...

Density, Isostasy, and Topography
Anne Egger, Central Washington University
Two students measure the density of different rock types by first measuring water displacement of the irregular pieces. Details In this activity, students develop an explanation for the bimodal topography of the ...


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