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HMK 1_Plate Boundaries: Present, future, & past
Brian Hampton, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Unit 4 Risk at Divergent Plate Boundaries
Laurel Goodell, Princeton University; Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico; Peter Selkin, University of Washington, Tacoma
Volcanoes typically give warning that they are coming out of dormancy and entering an eruptive phase. Being able to recognize those warning signs and take appropriate actions (e.g. evacuations) are important ...
Unit 3 Hazards at Divergent Plate Boundaries
Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico; Laurel Goodell, Princeton University; Peter Selkin, University of Washington, Tacoma
Students work in small groups to examine data and videos of earthquakes, submarine volcanic eruptions, and black smokers at submarine divergent plate boundaries, and then predict similar processes at subaerial ...
Layers of the Earth
Steven Semken, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus; Tracy Perkins, South Mountain Community College
Students use graphs of seismic wave travel times, and value for the diameter of Earth obtained in the Size of the Earth activity, to investigate the internal structure of the Earth and determine that it is layered. ...
Burial, compaction, and porosities in a subduction zone
Liz Screaton, Univ Florida
In this activity, students look at how sediments compact as they are buried in a subduction zone and explore how rapid burial can lead to increased water pressure.
Case Study 3.1 - Predicting Patterns: What Does La Niña Look Like?
Cynthia Fadem, Earlham College
This activity is designed to allow students who have been exposed to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation to analyze the La Niña mechanism and predict its outcomes. Students create an SST map for La Niña and both ...
Peter Selkin, University of Washington, Tacoma; Laurel Goodell, Princeton University; Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico
This unit builds on what students have learned about transform fault hazards to introduce the idea of risk. Students examine earthquake risk along the San Andreas Fault in San Francisco by examining public school ...